Archive of 10-11-07
On 11 Oct 07 Deputy Sheriff Spencer requested
a summons for Brett E. Shank, age 39, 1145 Bender Road, Marietta,
for possession of marijuana. While Shank was being processed
into jail on a disorderly conduct charge, Corrections Officer
Lagasse discovered a plastic bag of marijuana in Shank’s
On 11 Oct 07 Deputies were investigating a
report at the Washington County Home, 845 County House Lane,
Marietta, when one of the home’s residents, Yvonne M.
Duskey, age 23, became disruptive. Ms. Duskey had a strong
odor of alcohol, yelled, screamed and would not comply with
the home’s staff. As a result, Major Winstanley arrested
Ms. Duskey for disorderly conduct by intoxication and transported
her to the Washington County Jail.
On 11 Oct 07 Deputy Sheriff Morris requested
a summons for a fifteen year old Marietta resident to appear
in Juvenile Court for being delinquent. The teenager was a
passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation when
Deputy Morris found a marijuana pipe on the floor directly
behind him. The juvenile admitted the pipe was his and he used
it to smoke marijuana an hour prior to being stopped.
On 11 Oct 07 Deputy Sheriff Staats issued
a minor misdemeanor citation to Tyson A. Dennis, age 19, 206
Laramie Road, Marietta, for possession of marijuana. Deputy
Staats’ canine indicated the presence of drugs in Mr.
Laramie’s vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate
77 and Deputy Staats located a small wooden box containing
On 11 Oct 07 Lt. Wilson issued a citation
to William H. Nance, age 54, 299 Township Road 1214, Ironton,
for traveling the wrong way on a one way street. Lt. Wilson
stopped Mr. Nance after he observed him enter the exit ramp
from US 50 to State Route 339 in Belpre Township. Learning
Mr. Nance was a concealed carry license holder, Lt. Wilson
twice asked Mr. Nance if there was a weapon in the vehicle.
Despite Mr. Nance's reply there was no weapon in the truck,
Lt. Wilson discovered a Glock 23 in a case partially covered
by a shirt, a violation of weapons laws. Because Mr. Nance
did not immediately notify Lt. Wilson of the weapon, Lt. Wilson
will request a summons for Mr. Nance for violating the terms
of his license to carry a concealed weapon.
SUSPECTS IMPLICATED IN MULTIPLE THEFT OFFENSES
Within the last twenty-four hours, Detectives from the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office and Marietta City Police Department
arrested Jeffrey S. Wittekind, age 19, 316 Gilman Avenue, Marietta;
Thomas W. Gaughan, age 21, 790 Dodd Run Road, Marietta; and
John D. Ragalyi, age 21, 616 ½ Masonic Park Road, Marietta,
on charges of breaking and entering. Investigating the theft
of a catalytic converter from Cunningham Scrap on 3 Oct, Deputy
Sheriff Smeeks discovered Wittekind sold the item to Bill’s
Recycling under a pseudonym. When interviewed, Wittekind admitted
participating with Ragalyi and Gaughan in the theft of scrap
from a barn at 1470 Weppler Road in Lowell and other scrap
from 21 Epler Road in Lowell. Under further questioning, Gaughan
admitted entering twenty-five vehicles in Norwood and others
in the area between Second and Seventh Streets in Marietta.
The three suspects are currently incarcerated on charges of
breaking and entering and are being held pending their initial
appearance in Marietta Municipal Court. The investigation into
other incidents involving these suspects is continuing, with
additional charges anticipated in the near future.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Brett Eric Shank, age 39, 1145 Bender Road,
Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication and for possession
of drugs, both misdemeanors. Shank was arrested on Maple Street
in Marietta by Patrolman Arbaugh of the Marietta City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
11 Oct 07 at 1:00 am.