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
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
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
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.
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.