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Archive of 07-18-06

On 18 Jul 06 Irene Baker, age 39, 272 Vickers Road, Marietta, reported she was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband Bryan, age 43, on 8 Jul 06. Mrs. Baker detailed that her husband angered at her seemingly innocuous request that he assist in preparing the children for bed and that he slapped her while she brushed a child’s teeth. During a discussion that followed Mr. Baker threatened to shoot his wife and unplugged a cordless phone to forbid his wife from calling for help. As a result, Deputy Sheriff Stackpole requested a summons for Mr. Baker for domestic violence.

On 18 Jul 06 Virginia Helm, age 39, 108 Howard Street, Marietta, reported after initially speaking to her ex-husband, who visited her home to check on the couple’s children while she was at work, he phoned her again to say he just hurled a cordless telephone through her front window. Ms. Helm stated she believes her ex-husband threw the phone because she claimed during the previous conversation that he had no proclivity toward caring for their children. This case remains under investigation (905, 1001).

On 18 Jul 06 Deputy Sheriff Mankins investigated a dispute involving Tracy L. Walker, age 33, 2834 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, and her husband Michael, age 29. Confronted by his wife over an issue sexual in nature, Mr. Walker exited their residence and started punching the windows of a van. Mrs. Walker tried to intervene but her actions seemed to exacerbate her husband’s rage. Mr. Walker then forced his wife up against another vehicle and punched her twice before a neighbor interrupted the assault. The Belpre Police Department later located Mr. Walker and held him until the Sheriff’s Office arrived to transport him to the Washington County Jail.

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Despite earlier reports he was allegedly stabbed and assaulted by two black males from Columbus, Steven Hawver, age 43, 836 Pike Street Apt. 24, Marietta, recanted his story when Detectives confronted him with a number of inconsistencies revealed under repeated questioning. Thereafter the Detectives determined that the stabbing actually occurred at Mr. Hawver’s residence on Sunday evening and that the assailant was in fact his live-in girlfriend Veronica Thorn, age 50. Mr. Hawver further detailed that Ms. Thorn became flustered with his increasing sexual advances and stabbed him with a 12 inch butcher knife to cease his actions. The two then hid the knife along with a bloody towel and fabricated a story in an effort to avoid implication in a crime. As a result, Mr. Hawver is being charged with falsification, a first degree misdemeanor and Ms. Thorn with felonious assault. Ms. Thorn has fled the area and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.


At 7:44 pm yesterday evening Marietta Memorial Hospital staff alerted the Sheriff’s Office of an individual with stab wounds to the left arm and back. Deputy Sheriff Morris investigated the report and interviewed Steven E. Hawver, age 43, 836 Pike Street Apt. 24, Marietta, at his residence upon his release from the hospital. Evasive on details of the incident at first, Mr. Hawver stated at around 2 pm he was behind Lowe’s and was struck with a baseball bat and stabbed with a knife by two black males he knows from Columbus. The only descriptors Mr. Hawver gave were that the suspects were 6’ 1” tall, approximately 200 pounds and allegedly in the area to sell drugs. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 740-376-7070.

the Sheriff’s Office received the following warrants:

Brian R. Ackley, age 28, 4115 Circle Drive, New Marshfield, OH, for driving under an OVI suspended license on 15 Jun 06.

Allen Beaver, age 62, 11525 Dalzell Road, Lower Salem, for operating without a license on 24 Jun 06.

William J. Beaver, age 52, 712 Front Street Apt. B, New Matamoras, for two counts of domestic violence and one count of aggravated menacing committed on 5 Jul 06.

Aaron K. Farnsworth, age 27, 700 Lulu Street Apt. 2, Parkersburg, for two felony counts of domestic violence committed on 9 Jul 06.

Earnest L. Foster IV, age 27, for the theft of a vehicle from a New Matamoras resident on 9 Jul 06.

Mindy M. O’Mear, age 26, 502 Broadway Avenue, New Matamoras, for failing to appear for pretrial on 25 Apr 06.

Jason E. Wolfe, age 33, 101 Mulberry Street, Newport, for an act of domestic violence committed on 12 Jul 06.

Christopher A. Wright, age 29, 238 East McConnel Avenue, McConnelsville, for disorderly conduct by fighting on 17 Jun 06.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Serena Fawn Biehl, age 29, 311 Chestnut Street, Marietta, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Biehl was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Jul 06 at 2:17 am.

Daniel Ray Hickman, age 21, 613 Eighth Street Apt. 1, Marietta, for criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor. Hickman was arrested on Front Street in Marietta by Patrolman Hickey of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Jul 06 at 3:20 am.

Crystal Sue Fisher, age 29, 129 ½ East Spring Street Apt. 1, Marietta, for possession of drugs, speeding, driving under a suspended license and for not wearing a seat belt, all misdemeanors. Fisher was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Jul 06 at 3:55 am.

Michael Paul Walker, age 29, 2834 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Walker was arrested at Kroger’s in Belpre buy Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Jul 06 at 10:40 pm.

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