Archive of 12-02-07
On 2 Dec 07 Deputy Sheriff Mankins issued
a citation to Jason M. Rowe, age 27, 127 Ohio Boulevard, Marietta,
for operating a vehicle with tags that expired in October 2007.
Deputy Mankins stopped Mr. Rowe near Chamberlain Drive on State
Route 60 in Muskingum Township.
On 2 Dec 07 Heather Marcum, age 22, 20340
State Route 60, Beverly, reported between midnight and 11 am
that morning an unknown suspect entered her home and stole
her purse. This case remains under investigation (790).
On 2 Dec 07 Deputy Sheriff Evans arrested
Jerry W. Seabolt, age 36, PO Box 4353, Parkersburg, for OVI,
for failing to reinstate his operator’s license and for
not stopping at a red light. Stopping Mr. Seabolt for not stopping
at a red light at the intersection of Third and Putnam Streets,
Deputy Evans noticed a strong odor of alcohol. Mr. Seabolt
admitted drinking four Long Island iced teas and performed
poorly on field sobriety tests. When transported to the Washington
County Jail Mr. Seabolt refused to submit to a BAC test.
On 2 Dec 07 Brent M. Townsend, age 20, 213
Summit Street, Marietta, reported he parked his truck on State
Route 550 at 7:30 and when he returned from hunting at 9:30
am the rear glass of his truck was broken. Stolen from inside
were a radar detector and a radar scrambler. This case remains
under investigation (1293).
On 2 Dec 07 Sgt. Underwood and Deputy Sheriff
Lockhart responded to a single vehicle crash at the residence
of Patrick L. Murphy, age 29, 871 Tower Road, Little Hocking.
Mr. Murphy informed the deputies he had been drinking at a
work party and was mad at his wife. Also admitting he was drunk,
Mr. Murphy said he tried to climb an embankment in his Ford
Mustang. Arrested for OVI after failing sobriety tests, Mr.
Murphy was transported to the Washington County Jail where
he tested .149 BAC.
On 2 Dec 07 Deputy Sheriffs Carr and Sgt.
Underwood were dispatched to a domestic dispute at 106 Dixon
Ridge Road, Cutler. Stephanie Newberry, age 35, stated her
live-in boyfriend Robert L. Frederick, age 35, twisted her
arm and threw her to the floor after she snuffed out his cigarette
and yelled at him for smoking in the house. Mr. Frederick claimed
he thought Ms. Newberry would attack him when she knocked the
cigarette from his hand and grabbed her as to avoid being hit.
Both parties, being equally involved, were issued summonses
to appear for disorderly conduct. Ms. Newberry said she suspected
her boyfriend also smoked marijuana that evening and does so
in an outbuilding on the property. Granted permission to search
the building, Sgt. Underwood discovered a marijuana pipe and
a bag of marijuana. Therefore, Mr. Frederick was also charged
with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
THREE ARRESTS, ONE SUMMONS ON TWO BURGLARY
Following an investigation into two burglaries that occurred
on 14 Nov 07, Sgt. Scott Parks yesterday arrested Christopher
A. Peyton, age 18, 118 Second Street, Lower Salem; Daniel D.
Luke Jr., age 18, 907 Garfield Avenue, Marietta; and Michael
J. Farnsworth, age 18, 723 Fourth Street, Marietta, and charged
them each with two counts of (felony 2) burglary. A thirteen
year old was also involved in the incidents and was issued
a summons to appear in Juvenile Court for being delinquent.
The burglaries took place in the vicinity of 22050 State Route
60 in Beverly and involved the theft of over $7,000 in rare
coins, cash, a Budweiser lighted sign, a .22 caliber rifle
and other numerous items. Investigating the crimes, Sgt. Scott
Parks learned from Peyton’s mother that her son brought
a large number of items matching those stolen to the residence
they share. When questioned, Peyton confessed he broke into
two residences along with Luke, Farnsworth and the juvenile.
Confronted with the allegation of his conspirator, Luke admitted
taking part and revealed several items matching descriptions
of those stolen. Similarly, Farnsworth also admitted burglarizing
and stealing items from the two locations.
SUPPLIERS OF BLACK TAR HEROIN ARRESTED IN
In August 2007 agents of the Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force
and Major Crimes Task Force, in conjunction with the Columbus
Police Department Narcotics Division, began a joint investigation
involving black tar heroin being supplied to Wood-Washington
Counties from Columbus. Agents were able to introduce an undercover
Columbus police officer to Matthew Fourman, age 29, of Columbus.
Matthew Fourman, a former Marietta resident, now lives in Columbus
and is believed to be a major source of heroin coming into
the Parkersburg-Belpre-Marietta metro area. Fourman has an
extensive arrest history in Washington County.
The undercover officer was able to meet with
Fourman and purchased thirty-five balloons of black tar heroin.
A second buy was
arranged, at which time Fourman was arrested by the Columbus
Police Department Narcotics Unit. Two Mexican nationals, Roberto
Sandoval and Miguel Zavalsa, were also arrested and identified
as suppliers to Fourman. Sandoval and Zavalsa are believed
to be members of an organized crime syndicate from Mexico.
Along with the arrests 344 balloons of black tar heroin, with
a street value of approximately $12,000, were also confiscated.
The charges against the individuals include second degree felonies
of trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin.
The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force is composed of officers
from the Parkersburg and Vienna Police Departments, Wood County
Sheriff’s Office and the West Virginia State Police.
The Major Crimes Task Force is composed of the Athens, Morgan,
and Washington County Sheriff’s Offices; Athens, Marietta
and Belpre Police Departments; the Bureau of Criminal Investigation
and Identification; Department of Public Safety Investigative
Unit and the Athens, Morgan and Washington County Prosecuting
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Ronnie Franklin Estep, age 48, 11030 Freedom Road, Kimbolton,
OH, for a felony charge of having a weapon while under disability
and for a misdemeanor charge of OVI. Estep was arrested on
Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 2 Dec 07 at 12:30 am.
Jerry Wayne Seabolt, age 36, PO Box 4353, Parkersburg, for
OVI, for failing to reinstate his operator’s license
and for not stopping at a red light, all misdemeanors. Seabolt
was arrested on Front Street in Marietta by Deputy Sheriff
Evans and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Dec
07 at 1:05 am.
Amanda Sue Hescht, age 22, 416 Poplar Avenue, Williamstown,
for OVI and for driving outside the marked lanes of travel,
both misdemeanors. Hescht was arrested on State Route 550 by
the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 2 Dec 07 at 2:00 am.
Patrick Lee Murphy, age 29, 871 Tower Road, Little Hocking,
for OVI, a misdemeanor. Murphy was arrested at his residence
by Deputy Sheriff Lockhart and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 2 Dec 07 at 2:35 am.
Chasady Lynn Whipkey, age 21, 305 36th Street, Vienna, WV,
for OVI and for not yielding to a public safety vehicle, both
misdemeanors. Whipkey was arrested on US 50 by the Ohio State
Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail
on 2 Dec 07 at 5:30 am.