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Archive of 11-19-04

On 19 Nov 04 a fourteen year old Warren High School student reported her makeup kit and cellular phone were stolen from her purse in the girl’s locker room while she attended gym class 2:15 and 2:30 pm that day. This case remains under investigation (586).

On 19 Nov 04 Deputy Sheriff Rhodes initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of State Route 7 and Dana Road in Newport after viewing in his rear view mirror, a truck travel eighteen inches to the right of the white edge line. Deputy Mankins noticed an odor of alcohol on the driver, Brian A. Reynolds, age 37, 85 Woodland Drive, Newport, and requested he perform field sobriety tests. Mr. Reynolds performed poorly on the tests and when questioned about a rifle he was transporting in his truck, admitted it was loaded. Deputy Mankins verified there was a shell in the chamber, arrested Mr. Reynolds for OVI and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 19 Nov 04 Roger Saver, age 57, 205 Simpson Street, Marietta, reported between 17 and 19 Nov, he lost or someone stole seven silver dollars from inside his home. This case remains under investigation (586).

On 19 Nov 04 Jeff H. Hooper, age 45, 110 Indian Run Road, Marietta, reported unknown individuals continue to dispose of refuse on a property he owns on Christy Road in Marietta. This case remains under investigation (695).

On 19 Nov 04 an employee of Hilltop Auto Wrecking, 975 Blue Knob Road, Marietta, reported between Thursday night and Friday morning an unknown suspect(s) pushed through a window panel and entered the business office. Upon inspection no items appear to be missing. This case remains under investigation (1203).

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY OF BYERS EXXON

On November 19, 2004 at 5:20 am Byers Exxon Station, State Route 7, Reno, was reported robbed at gunpoint. A clerk at the store reported a lone white male gunman entered the store and demanded money. The suspect brandished what appeared to be a single shot shotgun towards the clerk. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money in an unseen vehicle.

Description provided by the clerk, was that of a short white male subject with glasses. The suspect was reported to be wearing a red sweatshirt and camouflage pants. The suspect was also wearing a ball cap and camouflage face scarf.

A trooper of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was on patrol north on State Route 7 just north of the robbery location and stopped a vehicle for traffic violations. After being informed of the robbery and suspect information, the trooper was able to see a long gun in the backseat area of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle also matched the physical and clothing description earlier provided.

After being interviewed by Sheriff’s Office Deputies, both persons from the vehicle confessed to the robbery and the money stolen from the store was recovered. Both suspects were arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail and incarcerated on Aggravated Robbery charges. Arraignment is currently scheduled for Monday November 22, 2004 in Marietta Municipal Court.

Arrested and charged were: Douglas A. Hendershot, age 32, Williamson Avenue, New Matamoras, and Jerran K. Knowlton, age 25, Greene Street, Newport.

For further information contact Lt. David Huffer at (740) 376-7070 Ext 29.

 

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Travis Eugene Sparks, age 21, 648 Phillips Street, Marietta, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Sparks was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 1:15 am.

Buffie Marie Gerst, age 26, 3454 State Route 821, Marietta, for felonious assault. Gerst was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Rhodes and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 4:25 am.

Douglas Allen Hendershot, age 32, 1308 Williamson Avenue Apt. 7D, New Matamoras, for aggravated robbery, a felony. Hendershot was arrested on State Route 7 by Detective Schuck of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 7:00 am.

Jerran Keith Knowlton, age 25, PO Box 216 Greene Street, Newport, for tampering with evidence, a felony. Knowlton was arrested on State Route 7 by Detective Schuck of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 7:00 am.

Brenton Dean Metz, age 20, 913 Ann Street, Parkersburg, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Metz was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Ketelsen and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 2:10 pm.

Brian Allen Reynolds, age 37, 85 Woodland Drive, Newport, for .17 breath OVI and for the improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors. Reynolds was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 4:00 pm.

Stephanie Lynn Sklenar, age 37, 1020 North Street, Caldwell, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Sklenar was arrested near the Noble County line by Deputy Sheriff Spencer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 04 at 8:35 pm.

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