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Archive of 02-28-08

On 28 Feb 08 Deputy Sheriff Mankins arrested James W. Atkinson, age 27, Pine Run Road, Washington, WV, for OVI and for driving left of center. Stopped for driving left of center on State Route 555 on three occasions, Mr. Atkinson stated he drank five beers at a bar earlier in the evening. Performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Mr. Atkinson tested .096 BAC when transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 28 Feb 08 Deputy Sheriff Simmons requested a summons for a twelve year old Marietta resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being unruly. The child’s mother stated her daughter continuously throws tantrums, threatens her younger sister, refuses to get out of bed and to go to school and has damaged walls in their house.

SUSPECT IN THREE BURGLARIES ARRESTED

On 28 Feb 08 Deputies began an investigation into daytime burglaries that occurred at 4951 Braun Road, Belpre; 2050 Farson Street, Belpre; and 3569 Veto Road, Vincent. At the Veto Road address, the homeowner was present and observed an unknown male break the kitchen window. The homeowner saw the suspect, later identified as Matthew A. McCoy, age 18, 324 Clark Street, Belmont, WV, and then observed him along with two other suspects, run to a vehicle parked in his driveway. Identifying McCoy from the license plate the homeowner recorded, Deputy Smeeks interviewed him the following day. During the interview McCoy gave a detailed statement, confessing to breaking into all three residences. McCoy further confirmed that items were taken from the other residences and identified his two co-conspirators. Consequently, McCoy was arrested for three felony counts of burglary and transported to the Washington County Jail. Charges on McCoy’s accomplices, one of whom is a juvenile, are anticipated in the near future.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

James William Atkinson, age 27, 520 Pine Run Road, Williamstown, for OVI and for driving left of center, both misdemeanors. Atkinson was arrested on State Route 555 by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Feb 08 at 2:35 am.

Thomas Robert Buffington, age 24, 8282 Highland Ridge Road, Lowell, a fugitive from justice. Buffington was arrested at Washington State Community College by Deputy Sheriff Simmons and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Feb 08 at 3:46 pm.

Richard Earl Thompson, age 44, 518 County House Lane, Marietta, for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a felony. Thompson was picked up at the Noble Correctional Institution by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Feb 08 at 4:12 pm.

Anthony Jordan Youngblood, age 19, 309 Scammel Street Apt. B, Marietta, for trafficking in drugs, tampering with evidence and for possession of drugs, all felonies. Youngblood was arrested on Greene Street in Marietta by Patrolman Newell of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Feb 08 at 6:34 pm.

John David Ragalyi, age 21, 616 Masonic Park Road Apt. 1, Marietta, for two felony counts of trafficking in drugs. Ragalyi was arrested on Colegate Drive in Marietta by Patrolman Caldwell of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Feb 08 at 6:52 pm.

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