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Archive of 10-05-07

On 5 Oct 07 Deputy Sheriff Smeeks issued a minor misdemeanor citation to Christopher M. Outland, age 22, 4171 W. 62nd Street, Cleveland, for possession of marijuana. Deputy Smeeks discovered a bag of marijuana after his canine indicated the presence of drugs in Mr. Outland’s vehicle during a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 77.

On 5 Oct 07 Deputy Sheriff Rhodes attempted to stop a vehicle on State Route 555 near Clark Road when the driver of the vehicle fled. A pursuit ensued until the Chevy S-10 skidded off the roadway near milepost ten and crashed over an embankment into a tree. Deputy Rhodes extricated the passenger Steven Pierce, age 18, 12500 State Route 690, Athens, and returned to the vehicle to also remove the driver Hank A. Wells, age 19, 9299 State Route 555, Cutler, both of whom were bleeding from the face. While Deputy Rhodes was back at the truck to search for another alleged occupant, Wells absconded and has not yet been located. Determining the suspects had been drinking, Deputy Rhodes charged them both with underage consumption of alcohol. Wells was also charged with OVI, vehicular assault, obstruction of justice, fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of an accident, driving left of center and for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On 5 Oct 07 Deputy Sheriff Simmons requested a summons for a sixteen year old Marietta resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being delinquent. For the past two years the juvenile’s mother stated her son has been verbally abusive and today he grabbed her by the arms and threw her around the house. Additionally, the mother said she took her son’s video games away and because of that her son threatened to kill her and burn their house.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Christopher C. Miller, age 23, 805 Race Street, Parkersburg, for OVI and for speeding, both misdemeanors. Miller was arrested in Marietta by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Oct 07 at 4:35 am.

Gregg Anthony Byrd, age 34, 9320 19th Avenue Apt. 204, Hyattsville, MD, for conspiracy to traffic in drugs, a felony. Byrd was picked up at the Noble Correctional Institution by Lt. Coppernoll of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Oct 07 at 12:55 pm.

Thomas Eugene Murray, age 30, 60 A. E. Miller Road, Marietta, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Murray was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Simmons and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Oct 07 at 9:50 pm.

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