Archive of 12-17-04
On 17 Dec 04 Deputy Sheriff Gherke responded
to the scene of a domestic dispute at the home of Michelle
Banks, age 31, 1424 Barth Road, Belpre. Mrs. Banks stated her
husband Donald, age 46, became extremely agitated after an
argument and deliberately cut her finger with a knife drawn
from his pocket. As Mr. Banks continued his invective tirade
he tossed his wife about by the hair, pushed her against the
wall, choked her and as he held a knife to her throat, and
threatened to kill her. After Mrs. Banks freed herself to call
for help, Mr. Banks fled the scene in his wife’s vehicle,
possibly en route to Columbus where he has family. Resultant
of his investigation Deputy Gherke requested a warrant for
the arrest of Mr. Banks for felonious assault.
On 17 Dec 04 Natalie Meanor, age 42, 1827
Barth Road, Belpre, reported between 9 am and 8 pm that day,
several gifts including a t-shirt, a DVD, cologne and a pancake
maker were stolen from under the Christmas tree in her locked
home. This case remains under investigation (597).
On 17 Dec 04 an employee of White Oak Pharmacy,
8465 State Route 339, Vincent, reported an individual who rented
two DVD’s on 27 Jul 04 has yet to return the movies.
This case remains under investigation (586).
On 17 Dec 04 James Bryant, age 56, Cedarbark
Village Apt. 1B, Marietta, reported between Thursday afternoon
and Friday morning, two tires on his Dodge station wagon while
parked in the lot of his apartment complex. This case remains
under investigation (586).
On 17 Dec 04 Deputy Sheriff Rhodes received
a report of a domestic disturbance that occurred at a residence
on Archer’s Fork Road in New Matamoras two days ago.
The home’s matriarch informed Deputy Rhodes she is afraid
of her thirteen year old adopted son and he is continually
unruly and disobedient. During this particular incident the
fifteen year old pushed his nine year old brother against the
wall and choked him. The fifteen year old then pushed his mother
into the wall and closed her hand in the door as he continued
to elude her. Determining the mother and her nine year old
son were in fear for their safety, Deputy Rhodes arrested the
fifteen year old for being delinquent and transported him to
the Washington County Juvenile Center.
On 17 Dec 04 Deputy Sheriff Spencer responded
to a report of domestic violence at 2810 Beach Drive, Belpre.
Melisa K. Williams, age 23, informed Deputy Spencer that
an argument with her live-in boyfriend Robert B. Cook, age
escalated into physical violence. Angered at the fact that
Ms. Williams spoke at length with his former girlfriend,
Mr. Cook threatened hit and kill her. As she stood from the
to confront him, Mr. Cook entered the kitchen and returned
with a knife. Mr. Cook then choked Ms. Williams from behind
and held the knife to her throat. Following a back and forth
struggle Ms. Williams escaped to a neighbor’s home
to call for help. For reasons unknown, Mr. Cook commenced
himself in the face with his fist causing a number of bruises
and cuts. As a result of his investigation Deputy Spencer
arrested Mr. Cook for domestic violence and transported him
to the Washington
County Jail where he is being held without bond until his
initial court appearance.
LIEUTENANTS ANSWER CALL OF DUTY
On 10 Dec 04 Lt. Jon Coppernoll of the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office became the latest member of the
organization’s staff to complete advanced leadership
training. On that day Lt. Coppernoll was one of the two hundred
and forty-nine law enforcement officers to graduate from the
219th Session of the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico,
Courses of study at the FBI Academy also qualify
as fourteen hours of undergraduate or comparable graduate credit.
Including an array of subjects such as educational leadership,
forensic investigations leadership as well as labor and Constitutional
laws, the Academy offers eleven weeks of advanced training,
allowing officers to return to their departments and fulfill
executive level positions.
In an effort to fully utilize the skills of
managers at the Lieutenant’s level, Lt. Alex Canavan
and Lt. Bill Wilson attended similar training offered by Northwestern
University’s School of Police Staff and Command held
at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in Columbus, OH.
Completing their training in August of 2003
and May of 2004 respectively, Lt.’s Canavan and Wilson
obtained eighteen undergraduate credits studying every aspect
of executive management. Topics as diverse as the Fundamentals
of Management, Improving Performance Through Training, Police
Resource Deployment and Budget Preparation and Management were
studied by the Lieutenants during their course of study at
the School of Police Staff and Command.
The level of dedication exhibited by these
Lieutenants in acquiring training to greater utilize their
talents is but a small glimpse of the effort put forth by Washington
County Sheriff’s Deputies on a regular basis to ensure
the safety of every resident in Washington County.
Office received the following warrantS:
Gerald L. Miller, age 37, 523 Dennision Avenue.
Akron, for possession of drug paraphernalia and for possession
of marijuana on 4 Oct 03.
Deidre F. Arnett, age 36, 208 Maple Street, Marietta, for
failing to appear to serve three days in jail on 9 Nov 04,
16 Nov 04 and on 30 Nov 04.
Tyler N. Bailey, age 23, 1210 Cisler Drive, Marietta, for
failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on 15 Dec 04.
Jon H. Booth, age 44, 612 29th Street, Parkersburg, for contempt
for failing to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid
fines in the sum of $65.
James R. Bush, age 23, 1005 Pike Street, Marietta, for failure
to appear for trial on 15 Dec 04.
Ronald L. Hornbeck, age 33, 3127 Youba Ridge Road, Coolville,
for driving under a suspended license and for having fictitious
registration on 5 Dec 04.
Tammy S. Mayle, age 41, 1206 Drag Strip Road,
Belpre, for contempt for failing to appear at a court ordered
hearing on unpaid fines in the sum of $1,437.80.
Dennis R. Oakley, for failure to appear for a Debtor’s
Exam on 17 Nov 04.
Donald E. Banks, age 46, 1424 Barth Road,
Belpre, for an assault committed on 17 Dec 04.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Henry Clement Lori Jr., age 43, 207 Curtis
Boulevard Apt. B, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication
and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors.
Lori was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Wenzel of the Marietta
City Police Department and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 17 Dec 04 at 3:55 am.
Robert Brian Cook, age 41, 2810 Beach Drive, Belpre, for domestic
violence, a misdemeanor. Cook was arrested at his residence
by Deputy Sheriff Spencer and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 17 Dec 04 at 5:45 am.