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Archive of 05-26-05

On 26 May 05 Deputy Sheriff Mankins was dispatched to the scene of a domestic in progress at 55 Maple Street, Newport. Amanda Jones, age 22, informed Deputy Mankins she was at the home of her daughter’s father, Jimmy R. Higgins, age 31, when Mr. Higgins raised his fist and threatened her, causing to be in fear for her safety. As a result of his investigation, Deputy Mankins arrested Mr. Higgins for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 26 May 05 Deputy Sheriff Parks requested a summons for Christopher R. Karcher, age 25, 779 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, for driving under suspension and for operating with the registration of the former owner. Deputy Parks requested the summons after witnessing Mr. Karcher exhibiting suspicious behavior on 22 Apr 05.

On 26 May 05 Deputy Sheriff Rhodes conducted a traffic stop at milepost twenty on State Route 60 in Waterford Township after observing a vehicle operating without an illuminated taillight. The driver, Joshua D. Martin, age 25, 3860 State Route 676, Stockport, was unable to furnish his license and admitted his license was suspended. Along with being arrested for driving under suspension, Mr. Martin was issued citations for not wearing a seat belt and for not using a child restraint. Similarly a passenger, Heather M. Martin, age 28, was also issued a citation for not wearing a seat belt.

On 26 May 05 Jenny Kittle, age 33, 1918 Two Mile Run Road, Cutler, reported between 5:30 and 9 pm that evening an unknown suspect stole her red GMC Sonoma pickup truck fro her driveway. This case remains under investigation (602).

On 26 May 05 Grace L. Wriston, age 48, 687 Wynncrest Drive, Marietta, reported when she returned to her home that afternoon she observed her nephew Kenneth Wriston Jr., age 30, 311 Harmar Street, Marietta, on her driveway. Mrs. Wriston stated her nephew has stolen prescription medication from her home in the past and does not have permission to enter the residence. Upon further investigation, Mrs. Wriston noticed three Viagra tablets missing from the medicine cabinet. Based on his investigation Deputy Sheriff Mankins located and arrested Mr. Wriston for burglary and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 26 May 05 Christine Watson, age 29, 228 Calder Ridge Road, Belpre, reported while her vehicle was parked atop her driveway for the past week, a unknown suspect caused over $2,000 in damage to it. This case remains under investigation (200).

DRUG TEAM ARRESTS TWO IN CONTROLLED BUY

On or about May 23, 2005 the Washington County Drug Team, consisting of the Washington County Prosecutors Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Marietta Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification, began an investigation into the illegal trafficking of heroin and crack cocaine in the Marietta and Washington County area. Through a number of sources the investigators learned that the heroin and crack cocaine were being imported into the Marietta area by Allyson Patricia Hensler, age 43, 921 Front Street, Marietta, and Jermaine Hunter, age 30, 1225 Smith Road, Columbus (click for photo). Using a confidential informant, investigators made a controlled purchase of heroin and crack cocaine from Allyson Hensler and Jermaine Hunter.

The following day the confidential informant informed investigators that Allyson Hensler and Jermaine Hunter were en route to Columbus and would return with additional drugs for purchase. The duo did, in fact, return accompanied by a 13 year old female juvenile and another female adult passenger. Meeting Allyson Hensler and Jermaine Hunter along with the 13 year old female juvenile at Hensler’s abandoned mobile home at the Washington County Fairgrounds, the confidential informant purchased 1.5 grams of heroin and 15 grams of crack cocaine. Investigators later determined the 13 year old child was used as a look out during the drug transaction and was reported as a missing “runaway” child from the Franklin County area for the past 2 weeks. Also taken into custody, the juvenile will face forthcoming charges.

Immediately after the heroin and crack cocaine was sold to the informant, an arrest team converged on the suspects, affecting an arrest as the occupants were leaving the mobile home and preparing to enter a van. As member of the arrest team approached the van a pit bull inside the van attacked the officer, during which time the canine was shot. Fleeing on foot, Allyson Hensler was apprehended by a member of the arrest team immediately thereafter. The suspects were taken into custody without further incident while a search of the van revealed an additional amount of cash as well as an unloaded 9 mm handgun in a purse belonging to a passenger.

A search of the mobile home revealed additional evidence of drug trafficking. As a result, investigators initiated a review of past incidents involving heroin overdoses. This review concluded that this mobile home was the sight of the overdose death of Michael Shane Emerick prior to the flooding.

Allyson Hensler and Jermaine Hunter were placed under arrest charged with trafficking in heroin with a child present, a felony of the third degree, and trafficking in crack cocaine with a child present, a felony of the first degree. Additional charges, including those with regards to the handgun, will be sent to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office for Grand Jury consideration. Direct further inquiries to Prosecutor James Schneider at 740-373-7624.

the Sheriff’s Office received the following warrants:

Jarrod Leon, age 29, 5000 East Lincoln Highway, Lima, OH, for violating the terms of a protection order on 9 Apr 05.

Marcus McDonald, age 47, PO Box 264, Belpre, for passing a bad check for $14.68 on 21 Dec 03.

Glen O. Williams, age 29, 480 Harriett Street, Macksburg, for criminal trespassing on 16 Mar 05.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Joshua Allen Campbell, age 22, 3635 Bear Creek Road, Lowell, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Campbell was arrested outside the Double L in Marietta by Patrolman Nedeff of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 05 at 2:25 am.

Jason Homer Malone, age 27, 1302 Dode Avenue, New Matamoras, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Malone was arrested outside the Double L in Marietta by Patrolman Nedeff of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 05 at 2:25 am.

William Sidney Willis, age 46, 11 High Street, Vincent, a fugitive from justice, a felony. Willis was arrested in Lowell by Deputy Sheriff Rhodes and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 05 at 3:30 pm.

Dennis Robert Frazier, age 36, 2 Weiss Alley, Punxsutawney, PA, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Frazier was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Hamilton and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 05 at 3:50 pm.

Douglas Dean Starcher Jr., age 25, 382 Brown Road, Jackson, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Starcher was picked up at the Jackson County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 05 at 4:00 pm.

Jimmy River Higgins, age 31, 55 Maple Street, Newport, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Higgins was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 05 at 9:20 pm.

Joshua Don Martin, age 25, 3860 State Route 676, Stockport, for not using a child restraint, for not wearing a seat belt and for driving under an FRA suspended license, all misdemeanors. Martin was arrested at Citizens Bank in Beverly by Deputy Sheriff Rhodes and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 05 at 10:25 pm.

Kenneth Eugene Wriston, age 30, 311 Harmar Street, Marietta, for burglary, a felony. Wriston was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 May 05 at 10:35 pm.

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