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Archive of 10-06-05

On 6 Oct 05 Arthur R. Hall, age 72, 55 Brownsville Road, New Matamoras, reported around 3:30 that afternoon, observing two suspects behaving in a suspicious manner, lurking about his garage. Inspecting the façade of the building after the suspects departed, Mr. Hall noticed six planks were removed from the wall though no entry was gained due to items stacked against the wall inside the building. This case remains under investigation (232).

On 6 Oct 05 an employee of Sponey’s IGA, 411 Fifth Street, Beverly, reported a customer informed him that a female slipped two cans of smokeless tobacco in her purse then left the store only paying for a bag of M &M’s. When questioned by an employee about the cherry flavored Skoal, the fourteen year old returned the two cans she allegedly stole for another person. As a result, Deputy Sheriff Stackpole requested a summons for the juvenile to appear in Juvenile Court for being delinquent.

On 6 Oct 05 Dorothy M. Smith, age 37, 255 Highland Ridge Road, Marietta, reported since her ex-husband Gary W. Harbison, age 37, left their residence for a walk at 8 am that morning, she has not seen or heard from him. This case remains under investigation (232).

Suspect Arrested for Felonious Assault

On 5 Oct 05 Deputy Sheriff Scott Parks was dispatched to Lane Farm Campground on State Route 26 in response to a felonious assault. The victim, Martin Robinson, age 31, Marietta, advised Deputy Parks that he observed Dennis C. Crockett, age 28, 1560 Pleasant Ridge Road, Marietta, assaulting his live-in girlfriend Samantha Lemon, age 23, and when he attempted to intervene, Mr. Crockett grabbed a metal cooking pan and struck him several times in the back of the head. Arriving to assist, Detective Mark Johnson was familiar with Mr. Crockett and knew where he was staying. The officers arrived at Mr. Crockett’s address and after further interviewing, arrested Mr. Crockett for felonious assault and transported him to the Washington County Jail. Robinson was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

During the course of his investigation Deputy Parks also learned of the possibility of an abduction subsequent to the domestic dispute and felonious assault. Witness statement were obtained that led officers to believe that Mr. Crockett had in his possession a loaded fire arm and may have been threatening to take his own life. Further investigation also revealed that Mr. Crockett allegedly forced his girlfriend Samantha Lemon into a vehicle as he fled the scene of the assault.

As a result, Deputy Parks will submit evidence supporting charges of abduction, having a weapon while under disability and domestic violence to the Prosecutor’s Office for grand Jury consideration. Currently Mr. Crockett is being held without bond pending an initial court appearance on charges of felonious assault and violating the terms of his parole. Crockett is on parole from the State of West Virginia for uttering, a charge similar to forgery.

the Sheriff’s Office received the following warrants:

Clay Springer, age 28, address unknown, for escape for breaking house arrest on 31 Jul 05.

Jonathan M. Carney, age 30, 511 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, for operating a boat with an insufficient number of floatation devices on the Muskingum River on 10 Sep 05.

James C. Hodgson, age 27, 2811 29th Street Apt. P, Parkersburg, for contempt for failing to appear at a court ordered hearing on an order to show cause on 19 Sep 05.

Matthew A. Burner, age 31, 400 Ohio Avenue, Harrisville, WV, for violating the terms of his probation by failing to appear for a scheduled appointment on 15 Sep 05.

Donald A. Hanshaw, age 50, 1473 Front Street SW, Warren, for breach of recognizance on 21 Sep 05.

Jason H. Malone, age 27, 840 Pike Street Apt. 34, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation by failing to make regularly scheduled fine payments as ordered by the court.

Brent M. Radabaugh, age 27, 127 Brentwood Street, Marietta, for the theft of four cartons of cigarettes from Par Mar on 31 Jul 05.

William T. Wesel, age 22, 508 Front Street Apt. 3, Marietta, for initiating a false alarm at Parsons Hall on 3 May 05.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Lawrence Edward Barnhart, age 56, 512 ½ Harthorne Street, Parkersburg, for three counts of breach of recognizance, for two counts of operating without a license and for failure to appear, all misdemeanors. Barnhart was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Morris of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 6 Oct 05 at 3:40 am.

Keith Edwin Thomas, age 49, 117 Franklin Street, Marietta, for failure to confine or restrain a dog, a misdemeanor. Thomas was arrested on Muskingum Drive in Marietta by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 6 Oct 05 at 5:00 am.

Christy Lynn Smith, age 22, 324 Second Street, Macksburg, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Smith was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 6 Oct 05 at 1:00 pm.

Bradley Gene Antill, age 26, 798 Mayle Ridge Road, Cutler, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Antill turned himself in to Corrections Officer Farrell and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 6 Oct 05 at 6:20 pm.

Jack R. Marshall Jr., age 54, Route 3 Box 125A, Washington, WV, for driving under a suspended license and for having a fictitious registration, both misdemeanors. Marshall was arrested on US 50 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 6 Oct 05 at 11:26 pm.

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