Archive of 03-18-09
On 18 Mar 09 Ralph Drains, age 18, 4945 School
House Road, Little Hocking, suffered minor injuries and was
transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital as a precaution after
an accident at Miller’s Supply on State Route 7 in Marietta.
Mr. Drains and another employee were working on a piece of
equipment called a pumpjack when his abdomen became temporarily
pinned between parts of the pumpjack. The other employee freed
Mr. Drains shortly thereafter by lifting the part that had
Mr. Drains pinned (1090).
On 18 Mar 09 Lynsey Erb, age 21, 811 Pioneer
Community Road, Saint Marys, reported she was visiting a friend
at 1308 Williamson Avenue Apt. 3B, New Matamoras when she was
assaulted by the residents of other apartments. Outside the
apartments, Ms. Erb said Ivy M. Ferrell, age 18, Apt. 3C, began
yelling at her and accused her of waking her sleeping child.
Hearing the argument, Betty Dunn, age 60, Apt. 2E, exited her
apartment, grabbed Ms. Erb’s hair and would not let go.
Not wanting “to hit an old woman,” Ms. Erb grabbed
Ms. Dunn’s arms. At that time Ms. Ferrell struck Ms.
Erb and began punching and kicking her in the head when she
fell to the ground. Another nearby resident, April D. Wells,
age 20, Apt. 3E, entered the fray as Ms. Erb walked away and
spit blood on the ground. Ms. Wells punched Ms. Erb in the
back of the head and kicked her numerous times when she fell
to the ground. Interviewed by Deputy Sheriff Eddy, Ms. Ferrell
and Ms. Wells minimized their involvement and would not divulge
information on the other parties involved. As a result of the
incident, Deputy Eddy arrested Ms. Wells and Ms. Ferrell for
assault and transported them to the Washington County Jail.
Deputy Eddy also requested a warrant for disorderly conduct
for Ms. Dunn’s role in this case.
On 18 Mar 09 T.J. Cronin, age 40, 150 Mile
Run Road, Marietta, reported a suspect shot a number of paintballs
at items on his property, splattering paint on a dusk to dawn
light and on two of his vehicles. Mr. Cronin declined to pursue
the matter further because he feared retaliation by the suspect
On 18 Mar 09 Raymond Johnson, age 56, 678
Walsh Road, Vincent, reported he was involved in a heated argument
with his son after his son returned the ATV he borrowed covered
in mud and with a broken axel. Questioning the involved parties,
Deputy Sheriff K. Travaglio determined no threat or act of
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Clyde Michael Davidson II, age 23, 323 Burgess Street, Beckley,
WV, for driving under a suspended license and for speeding,
both misdemeanors. Davidson was arrested on Interstate 77 by
the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 18 Mar 09 at 12:42 am.
Davy Chester Hart II, age 53, 2236 State Route 83 N, Beverly,
for OVI, for driving outside the marked lanes of travel and
for having an inoperable license plate light, all misdemeanors.
Hart was arrested on State Route 339 by the Ohio State Highway
Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18
Mar 09 at 1:50 am.
John Wayne Ross, age 31, 103 Woodcrest Lane,
Marietta, for obstructing official business and resisting arrest,
both misdemeanors. Ross was arrested at Colonial Terrace apartments
by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and
processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Mar 09 at 11:09