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Archive of 07-24-08

On 24 Jul 08 Carlos S. Estadt, age 65, 263 Lynch Church Road, Marietta, reported he was canoeing with a friend in the vicinity of the Lane’s Farm Campground when an unknown suspect entered his truck and stole $135 from his wallet. This case remains under investigation (296).

On 24 Jul 08 Deputy Sheriff Rhodes issued a citation to Brandon J. Lott, age 23, 2201 Meadowview Drive, Parkersburg, for driving under a suspended license. Deputy Rhodes stopped Mr. Lott on Farson Street at US 50 in Belpre Township.

On 24 Jul 08 Deputy Sheriff Mankins arrested Lionel J. Gore, age 21, 130 Cemetery Drive, New Matamoras, for driving under a suspended license and for having a fictitious registration. Stopping Gore for having plates registered to a station wagon on his truck, Deputy Mankins was informed by Dispatch that Gore’s license was suspended. Also as a result of the stop, Deputy Mankins requested a summons for a sixteen year old New Matamoras resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being delinquent. During the stop the teenager, who smelled of alcohol, admitted drinking a beer as the two drove around Newport.

STOLEN TRACTORS VALUED AT OVER $30,000 RECOVERED

On 24 Jul 08 Sgt. Brockmeier and Deputy Sheriff Staats received information on the possible location of two Kubota tractors that were stolen from Hurst Tractor Sales on 10 May 08. Also investigating the theft of Kubota and New Holland equipment, Lt. Boggs and Captain Faber of the Jackson County (WV) Sheriff’s Office met with an individual who stated he observed his neighbor Jason Summerfield operating a Kubota tractor and a Kubota utility vehicle on the adjoining property. Observing a New Holland tractor and a Kubota utility vehicle parked next to the residence, Sgt. Brockmeier and Deputy Staats secured the scene while Lt. Boggs and Captain Faber obtained a search warrant.

Upon executing the warrant the officers located a numerous tractors, an ATV, a motorcycle, two trailers, a diesel gas tank, a utility vehicle, numerous chain saws, hand tools and weed eaters. An NCIC check revealed that all the items were stolen from West Virginia and Ohio. One of the items, a Kubota B-26 was positively identified as stolen from Washington County, OH.

The suspect, Jason Summerfield refused to cooperate and was arrested for receiving stolen property. Officers attempted to locate Summerfield’s brother and accomplice, Jay Summerfield, but were unable to do so. Their search however did yield a stolen trailer and a stolen Kubota tractor that Jay Summerfield sold to two people. The VIN of the Kubota BX2350 at the rear of one residence positively matched that of one stolen from Hurst.

In all, the value of the recovered items is believed to be over $200,000. Authorities are still attempting to locate and interview Jay Summerfield regarding his involvement in this case.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Anthony Ray Nichols II, age 26, 1348 East Avenue, Columbus, for escape, a felony. Nichols was arrested at 217 Greene Street by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jul 08 at 1:36 am.

Jason Travis Wells, age 29, 35 Parkville Drive Apt. 10, Parkersburg, for OVI, for driving left of center and for driving under a suspended license, all misdemeanors. Wells was arrested in Marietta by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jul 08 at 3:24 am.

Ricky Joe Dean Morgan, age 31, 3455 Kosky Drive, Stockport, for multiple felony charges of forgery and identity theft and for misdemeanor charges of passing bad checks and obstructing official business. Morgan was arrested on US 50 in Belpre by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jul 08 at 3:15 pm.

Robert Dale Lang, age 33, 4025 Rutledge Farm Lane, Marshall, VA, for driving under a suspended license and for failure to signal, both misdemeanors. Lang was arrested on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jul 08 at 4:41 pm.

Lionel Justin Gore, age 21, 130 Cemetery Road, New Matamoras, for a felony charge of violating the terms of his parole and for misdemeanor charges of driving under an FRA suspended license and having fictitious plates. Gore was arrested on Greene Street in Newport by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Jul 08 at 7:40 pm.

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