Archive of 02-18-08
On 18 Feb 08 a seventeen year old Marietta
resident reported being assaulted by another individual at
a party on Sugar Run Road in Marietta. This case remains under
SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED
On 18 Feb 08 Deputy Sheriff Norman requested
and received a warrant for Wesley R. Lloyd, age 38, 15764 Blank
Pike, Wapakoneta, OH, for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
The affidavit Deputy Norman filed requesting the warrant alleges
that in January 2007 Mr. Lloyd, who is a registered sex offender
in Auglaize County, engaged in sexual relations with a fifteen
year old female from Marietta. The juvenile, now sixteen years
old, stated she met Mr. Lloyd via the website www.doulike.com
in December 2006 and began phoning and text messaging each
other. Mr. Lloyd then traveled to Marietta in January 2007
and that is when the incident occurred. Lloyd is being held
in Wapakoneta, Oh under a $100,000 bond pending his return
to Washington County.
EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF TAKING $35,000 FROM LOCAL
On 18 Feb 08 the district manager for the chain of local BP
gas stations reported to the Sheriff’s Office he discovered
a number of irregularities while conducting an audit of the
receipts of Hartley’s BP station in Beverly. The audit
revealed a store employee, by voiding merchandise already sold
and keeping the proceeds, was able to steal in excess of $35,000
from the store.
Detectives Hiatt and Schuck identified the suspect as the
store’s manager, Johnny R. Baker, age 38, 98 Emery Lane
Little Hocking, and interviewed him on 19 Feb. When questioned,
Mr. Baker said he’s been voiding merchandise for the
past year and was stealing between $500 and $1,000 per week.
Mr. Baker further explained that he would return no money to
the business and claimed he stole the money to support his
dying ex-wife and four children. However, Detectives learned
that Mr. Baker recently purchased a laptop computer, a truck
and a motorcycle and also that he owed substantial interest
payments to local check cashing establishments.
As a result of their investigation, Detective Hiatt forwarded
a grand jury brief to the Prosecutor’s Office in support
of a felony charge of theft. Presentation to a future grand
jury is anticipated at the discretion of the Prosecuting Attorney.
Baker remains free pending any future indictment.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Mark Joseph Tilton, age 39, 12622 State Route 60, Lowell,
for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Tilton was arrested at
his residence by Sgt. Parks of the Washington County Sheriff’s
Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18
Feb 08 at 1:00 am.
Jackson O. Patterson III, age 23, 719 Orchard Street, Marietta,
for felony charges of burglary, aggravated robbery and complicity
and misdemeanor charges of breach of recognizance, failure
to appear and failure to appear at a court ordered hearing
on unpaid fines. Patterson was arrested on Seventh Street in
Marietta by Detective Hawkins of the Marietta City Police Department
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Feb 08
at 4:25 pm.