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Archive of 12-21-04

On 21 Dec 04 Deborah K. Kollar, age 43, PO Box 907, Mineral Wells, WV, reported since paying in November, an advance of over $5,000 to repair a deer-damaged vehicle, a Little Hocking business has yet to repair the vehicle or return the money. This case remains under investigation (1071).

On 21 Dec 04 Margie M. Hill, age 40, 4085 Muskingum River Road, Lowell, reported that two days ago her estranged husband allegedly used their children as a conduit to relay a message to her, in violation of a court ordered protection order. This case remains under investigation (1184).

On 21 Dec 04 Linda S. Wolfe, age 49, 47390 State Route 7, New Matamoras, reported between the morning of 15 Dec and the evening of 16 Dec an unknown suspect used a sharp instrument to cut the water line to her mobile home. This case remains under investigation (1071).

On 21 Dec 04 Mark Thomas II, age 21, 56 High Avenue, Waterford, reported an acquaintance came to his home demanding a set of truck keys he believed Mr. Thomas had. When Mr. Thomas repeatedly denied having the keys, the acquaintance pursued after him, the chase culminating in the acquaintance punching Mr. Thomas in the head several times before he fled the scene. This case remains under investigation (684).


On 20 Dec 04 Sgt. Mark Hiatt and Deputy Sheriff Pat Gherke were requested by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office to check a residence at 2940 Laurel Ridge Road, Lowell, OH in an attempt to locate Charles Samuel Conter, age 39, last known address of 36 Poston Road, Apt 52, The Plains, OH. Conter had allegedly been involved in the violation of a temporary protection order in Athens County in that he had been at the residence of Nichole Nicholas and had brandished a long gun. Athens County Sheriff’s Office had received permission from the Athens County Prosecutor to file charges against Conter for Tampering with a Crime Witness and violation of a Temporary Protection Order. Deputy Sheriff Gherke made contact with Conter outside of the residence at 2940 Laurel Ridge Road. After making contact Conter ran into the basement of the house and removed a shotgun that had been hidden underneath a couch. Deputy Sheriff Gherke hit Conter with a Taser projectile after Conter refused to drop the weapon. Conter freed himself from the Taser, bent over and inflicted a single shot from a 12-gauge shotgun into the side of his head. Conter was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital by the LA Emergency Squad and later life flight to Grant Memorial Hospital in Columbus. His condition is unknown at this time.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Bruce Alan Casto, age 46, 505 Ferguson Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Casto was arrested at the Washington County Courthouse by Probation Officer Gault and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Dec 04 at 10:30 am.

David Wayne Evans, age 29, 16055 State Route 821, Macksburg, for receiving stolen property, a felony. Evans was picked up at the Noble County Correctional Facility by Deputy Sheriff O’Brien and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Dec 04 at 11:30 am.

Natalie Sue Weckbacher, age 21, 13480 State Route 60, Lowell, for three misdemeanor charges of failure to appear. Weckbacher was arrested in Beverly by Sgt. Hiatt of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Dec 04 at 8:57 pm.

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