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Archive of 01-27-07

On 27 Jan 07 Deputy Sheriff Evans issued a citation to Frederick C. Schwerer, age 40, 920 Abicht Avenue, Johnstown, PA, for traveling 76 mph in a 55 mph zone. Deputy Evans stopped Mr. Schwerer on State Route 7 near US 50 in Belpre Township.

On 27 Jan 07 Deputy Sheriff Staats arrested Matthew T. Lutzen, age 27, 5036 Burnett Road, Cutler, for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stopping Mr. Lutzen for speeding on State Route 550, Deputy Staats discovered a bag of marijuana and a pipe that Mr. Lutzen admitted throwing from his vehicle.

On 27 Jan 07 Deputy Sheriff Evans requested summonses for a thirteen year old resident and for a fourteen year old Caldwell resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being delinquent. Both females were observed taunting then striking in the face and pulling the hair of a twelve year old Marietta resident as she walked along State Route 550 with friends.

On 27 Jan 07 an employee of the Pit Stop, 3355 State Route 821, Marietta, reported witnessing William Deford, age 35, 120 Walker Street, Marietta, stuffing snack cakes and a tire pressure gauge in his pants. Mr. Deford then left the store only paying for $10 in gas and a Twinkie. Therefore, Deputy Sheriff Norman requested a summons for Mr. Deford for theft.

On 27 Jan 07 Deputy Sheriff Smeeks issued a citation to Oscar R. Lopez, age 39, Route 2 Box 88, Logan, WV, for traveling 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. Deputy Smeeks stopped Mr. Lopez on State Route 7 near milepost forty-one in Newport Township.

On 27 Jan 07 Lt. Canavan and Deputy Sheriffs Mankins and Rhodes responded to a domestic dispute at 108 Seneca Drive, Marietta. Georgie Smith, age 41, stated an argument with her husband Steven Hupp, age 36, began the previous morning and involved him throwing an ashtray at her face and cutting her lip. After the altercation Ms. Smith said her husband would not let her leave, threatened that if she did leave he would kill her and forbade her from using the phone. Able to finally phone her children for help, Ms. Smith was held captive for nearly fifteen hours. While being arrested for domestic violence and kidnapping Mr. Hupp was found in possession of two crack pipes, resulting in an additional charge of drug paraphernalia.

On 27 Jan 07 Deputy Sheriff Rhodes arrested Brandon L. Busbey, age 23, 1628 Hill Street, Belpre, for OVI and for failure to signal. Stopped for not using a signal when turning onto Braun Road, Mr. Busbey slurred his speech and admitted drinking four beers at a bar in Parkersburg. Following his poor performance on field sobriety tests Mr. Busbey was transported to the Washington County Jail where he tested .141% BAC.

On 27 Jan 07 Deputy Sheriff Randy Stackpole, K-9 Officer with the Washington County DICE Team observed a vehicle operating in an erratic manner on the Washington Street Bridge in Marietta. Stackpole observed the driver run upon the sidewalk and almost strike the bridge. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Raleigh R. Robinson, Jr., age 30, 7 Monroe St. Chauncey, Oh was found to be driving while under suspension. During the subsequent search and arrest, Deputy Stackpole discovered marijuana and three grams of cocaine in Robinson’s pocket. Robinson although unemployed had $953.00 in cash hidden with the cocaine. Robinson advised Stackpole that he had previously been charged with over 40 grams of cocaine in Athens County.

Responding to numerous interviews corroborating the night’s chain of events, Detective Brockmeier previously requested a felonious assault warrant for Cody A. Shook, age 18, 42 Colegate Drive, Marietta, who later turned himself in at the Washington County Jail. Witnesses at the party at 302 Bohl Drive, Marietta on 21 Jan 07 reported observing Mr. Shook passing out steak knives after the arrival of the victim, Craig Clark, and his friends from Parkersburg and that Mr. Shook also placed a knife up the sleeve of his shirt. During the melee that later ensued witnesses watched as the two tussled on the floor and at one point saw a knife in one combatant’s hand. Thereafter the witnesses heard Mr. Clark yell out in pain and the two stood up from the floor and left the residence. Mr. Shook has appeared in court and been released on a personal recognizance bond.

While investigating the assault, Detectives learned that Matthew S. Feathers, age 23, 635 Fourth Street, Marietta, removed a twelve gauge shotgun from the trunk of his vehicle and loaded it with ammunition. In the affidavit requesting a warrant for Mr. Feathers for handling a weapon while intoxicated, Detective Sirianni alleges that Mr. Feathers loaded the weapon because he believed a group of individuals were coming to the party to fight him. Witnesses reported Mr. Feathers had been drinking and that his friends were able to intervene and secure the weapon safely. In consequence, Mr. Feathers was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail. The investigation is continuing and other arrests are expected.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Rodney Joseph Disbennett, age 31, 225 King Road, Shade, OH, for two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Disbennett was picked up in Athens County by Patrolman Augenstein of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jan 07 at 12:30 am.

Jerry Dean Coleman, age 45, 510 Carson Lane, Belpre, for obstructing official business, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. Coleman was arrested on Carson Lane in Porterfield by Deputy Sheriff Rhodes and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jan 07 at 1:00 am.

Justin H. Hollister, age 30, 613 Sixth Street, Marietta, for OVI and for failure to yield at a flashing signal, both misdemeanors. Hollister was arrested on Fifth Street in Marietta by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jan 07 at 2:50 am.

Brandon Lee Busbey, age 23, 1628 Hill Street, Belpre, for OVI and for failure to signal, both misdemeanors. Busbey was arrested on Braun Road in Belpre by Deputy Sheriff Rhodes and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jan 07 at 4:20 am.

Steven Thomas Hupp, age 36, 108 Seneca Drive, Marietta, for felony charges of kidnapping and domestic violence and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Hupp was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jan 07 at 6:23 am.

Raleigh Ray Robinson Jr., age 30, 7 Monroe Street, Chauncey, OH, for a felony charge of possession of drugs and misdemeanor charges of possession of drugs and driving under a suspended license. Robinson was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Stackpole and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jan 07 at 9:25 am.

Brian Patrick Bacorn, age 27, 510 Third Street, New Matamoras, for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Bacorn was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Smeeks and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jan 07 at 3:13 pm.

Rhonda Deann Clark, age 30, 1685 Wynncrest Drive, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license, complicity in possessing drugs and for not wearing a seat belt, all misdemeanors. Clark was arrested on State Route 550 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jan 07 at 10:00 pm.

Matthew Thomas Lutzen, age 27, 5036 Burnett Road, Cutler, for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Lutzen was arrested on State Route 550 by Deputy Sheriff Staats and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jan 07 at 11:43 pm.

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