Archive of 01-10-09
On 10 Jan 09 Deputy Sheriff S. Travaglio issued
a citation to Scott C. Jefferson, age 37, 8902 Esterbrook Avenue,
Cleveland, for traveling 84 mph in a 65 mph zone. Deputy Travaglio
stopped Mr. Jefferson near milepost four on Interstate 77 in
On 10 Jan 09 Teresa M. Rhoades, age 38, 25
Southland Cemetery Road, Cutler, was backing her vehicle out
of a driveway at 1190 Mayle Ridge Road, Cutler, when her vehicle
traveled across the roadway, over an embankment and collided
with a tree. Ms. Rhoades reported no injuries as a result of
the crash; her GMC truck sustained light damage (805).
On 10 Jan 09 Melissa Setterstrom, age 39,
1904 Sandhill Road, Marietta, reported she was traveling in
a vehicle northbound on State Route 7 when an argument transpired
and her live-in boyfriend Billy J. Carter, age 36, struck her
in the face to dislodge a cigarette from her mouth. Ms. Setterstrom
said a struggle occurred inside the vehicle as Mr. Carter drove
and coffee spilled everywhere. As the skirmish went on Ms.
Setterstrom stated Mr. Carter crammed his finger in her mouth
and was jamming it in all directions. Viewing the injuries
inside Ms. Setterstrom’s mouth and to her face, Deputy
Sheriff Anderson arrested Mr. Carter for domestic violence
and transported him to the Washington County Jail.
VEHICLE FIRE INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN ARREST
Around 12:00 am last night Lt. Wilson and Deputy Sheriff Thorpe
responded to a vehicle fire in the vicinity of the 1.5 mile
marker of Lake Road in Dunham Township. The Dunham Volunteer
Fire Department also responded and extinguished the fire prior
to the Deputies’ arrival. From the license plate, Deputy
Thorpe determined the owner of the Dodge Stratus was Teddy
L. Church, age 42, 253 Lake Road, Belpre. Interviewed at his
home, Mr. Church initially denied knowing the whereabouts of
the vehicle and said he had been home the entire evening. Deputy
Thorpe pressed Mr. Church on inconsistencies in his statement
at which time M. Church said he drove the Dodge to where it
was found and the vehicle caught fire. He said while the car
was burning he walked home, made a sandwich and went to bed
without phoning emergency to extinguish the fire.
The Deputies viewed an empty gas can sitting near the entrance
to Mr. Church’s home as well as a fire extinguisher that
Mr. Church’s wife said was in the Dodge. Based on their
investigation and other evidence gathered at the scene Deputy
Thorpe arrested Mr. Church for a fourth degree felony charge
of arson. He remains incarcerated without bond pending his
initial court appearance Monday.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Augustine Brunoni Jr., age 28, 13669 County Nine Road, New
Matamoras, for a felony charge of aggravated menacing and for
misdemeanor charges of using a weapon while intoxicated and
possession of drugs. Brunoni was arrested in New Matamoras
by Chief Bourne of the New Matamoras Police Department and
processed into the Washington County Jail on 10 Jan 09 at 1:20
Brian Robert Ritchie, age 38, 710 Front Street Apt. 2, Marietta,
for disorderly conduct by intoxication and for criminal trespassing,
both misdemeanors. Ritchie was arrested on Second Street by
Patrolman Arbaugh of the Marietta City Police Department and
processed into the Washington County Jail on 10 Jan 09 at 1:30
Michael Jay Campbell, age 31, 209A Main Street, New Martinsville,
for two misdemeanor counts of assault. Campbell was arrested
at the Double L by Patrolman Chapman of the Marietta City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
10 Jan 09 at 2:10 am.
Teddy Leon Church, age 42, 253 Lake Road, Vincent, for a felony
charge of arson and for a misdemeanor charge of violating the
terms of his probation. Church was arrested at his residence
by Deputy Sheriff Thorpe and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 10 Jan 09 at 5:06 am.
Billy Joe Carter, age 36, 1904 Sandhill Road, Marietta, for
domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Carter was arrested at his
residence by Deputy Sheriff Anderson and processed into the
Washington County Jail on 10 Jan 09 at 11:14 am.
Thomas Dean Joy, age 19, 1195 East Branch Road, Lowell, for
failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines,
a misdemeanor. Joy was arrested on Tennis Center Drive by Deputy
Sheriff Carr and processed into the Washington County Jail
on 10 Jan 09 at 5:24 pm.
Craig Thomas Coughlin, age 21, 306 Colegate Drive, Marietta,
for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid
fines, a misdemeanor. Coughlin was arrested on Second Street
by Patrolman Hively of the Marietta City Police Department
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 10 Jan 09
at 6:39 pm.
Lloyd Dale Nicholson, age 46, 4525 Sparling Road, Beverly,
for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Nicholson
was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Carr and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 10 Jan 09 at 8:39 pm.