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Archive of 10-03-08

On 3 Oct 08 Deputy Sheriff Anderson responded to the scene of death of an eighty-eight year old Newport resident. The woman’s death appears natural; no foul play is suspected.

On 3 Oct 08 Melanie L. Stephan, age 46, 180 Maynard Drive, Little Hocking, reported on 26 Sep she learned from her gas company that her estranged husband Mark, age 49, unknown address, shut off the service to her residence. A violation of a protection order she has against him, Mrs. Stephan said the gas company reestablished the service two days later. Due to the actions of Mr. Stephan, Deputy Sheriff Carr requested a summons for him for violating the terms of a protection order.

On 3 Oct 08 Deputy Sheriff Anderson issued a citation to Kimberly Strause, age 39, 419 A Henderson Avenue, Williamstown, for operating a vehicle with plates that expired in August 2008. Deputy Anderson stopped Ms. Strause on State Route 60 near milepost nineteen in Waterford Township.

On 3 Oct 08 Charlotte L. Coulter, age 68, 12652 State Route 676, Watertown, reported upon viewing a bank statement she determined a check from her deceased husband’s checkbook was forged for $447.94 and used to purchase items at Wal Mart. Further inspection revealed a total of seven checks were stolen from the same checkbook. This case remains under investigation (790).

On 3 Oct 08 Deputy Sheriffs Anderson and Thorpe encountered a group of juveniles acting suspiciously at the Warren High School football game. When questioned, two of the juveniles said they had been smoking cigarettes but the other juvenile in the group, a sixteen year old Marietta resident, said they were smoking marijuana. At that time the teenager revealed from her purse a change purse containing a marijuana pipe. Because they were unable to prove the other teenagers were smoking marijuana, Deputy Anderson requested a summons for the seventeen year old to appear in Juvenile Court for being delinquent.

On 3 Oct 08 Oleta Church, age 37, 253 Lake Road, Belpre, reported she was arguing with her husband Teddy, age 42, the previous evening when he threw an open can of beer at her head. The can barely missed her but Mrs. Church said the incident caused her to be in fear for her safety. As a result, Deputy Sheriff Mankins arrested Mr. Church for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 3 Oct 08 Deputy Sheriff Smeeks arrested Branden W. Bennett, age 20, 931 Jacoby Road, Copley, OH, for possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stopping the vehicle for speeding on State Route 7, Deputy Smeeks’ canine indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle. Mr. Bennett admitted the two marijuana pipes and a bag of marijuana found in the vehicle all belonged to him.

On 3 Oct 08 Velinda K. Haught, age 30, 425 Dodd Run Road, Marietta, reported an individual visiting her son took her family’s Garmin portable GPS unit. Ms. Haught said her son located his friend and recovered the GPS. This case remains open pending an interview with the suspect (1184).

On 3 Oct 08 a seventeen year old Cutler resident reported another student punched him in the back of the head as he boarded his bus at Warren High School that afternoon. The student said he did not know who the assailant was but he believes the suspect hit him because he intervened to stop a fight minutes earlier. This case remains under investigation (790).

On 3 Oct 08 Thomas E. Thurston III, age 38, 103 Sylvan Way, Marietta, his niece and her husband Shaine D. McKnight, age 19, recently moved into his residence and that Mr. McKnight was asked to move out around 4 pm. Mr. McKnight complied and left the residence but returned at 8 pm and tried to enter the home through a side door to get his five week old son. Attempting to prevent his entrance, Mr. Thurston stood in front of Mr. McKnight, at which time Mr. McKnight punched him in the face. After Mr. McKnight was finally forced out of the home Mr. McKnight’s father, Vernon McKnight, age 42, 280 Masonic Park Lane, Marietta, appeared and demanded Mr. Thurston give him his grandson. When Mr. Thurston refused to obey the order the elder McKnight threatened to shoot Mr. Thurston and his wife if they did not comply. McKnight then bent over the bed of his truck in a motion that Mr. and Mrs. Thurston believed was him retrieving a gun and caused them to fear for their safety. Following an investigation Deputy Sheriff arrested Shaine McKnight for domestic violence and Vernon McKnight for two counts of domestic violence and transported them to the Washington County Jail.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Brian Thomas McGrail, age 42, 745 Greene Street Apt. D, Marietta, for failure to comply with the order/signal of an officer, for driving under a suspended license, for failure to control, OVI and for speeding, all misdemeanors. McGrail was arrested on Pike Street by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Oct 08 at 4:23 am.

Kimberly Ann Courtney, age 45, 17382 Alfred Brown Road, Dexter City, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Courtney was arrested near milepost thirteen on Interstate 77 by Major Winstanley of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Oct 08 at 3:10 pm.

Teddy Leon Church, age 42, 53 Lake Road, Vincent, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines and for domestic violence, both misdemeanors. Church was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Oct 08 at 4:15 pm.

Eric Shane Jordan, age 37, 5255 Wooten Road, Athens, for felony charges of automobile theft, receiving stolen property and failure to appear and for a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear. Jordan was arrested at 321 Main Street by Patrolman Davis of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Oct 08 at 9:05 pm.

Robert Michael Russell, age 19, 3275 Highland Ridge Road, Lowell, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Russell was arrested in Salem Township by Deputy Sheriff Simmons and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Oct 08 at 9:28 pm.

Vernon Dee McKnight, age 42, 280 Masonic Park Lane, Marietta, for two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence. McKnight was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Oct 08 at 9:50 pm.

Shaine Dee McKnight, age 19, 103 Sylvan Way, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. McKnight was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Oct 08 at 9:55 pm.

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