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Archive of 10-26-09

On 26 Oct 09 Deputy Sheriff Simmons responded to the scene of death of an eighty-four year old Newport resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 26 Oct 09 Jason Vannoy, age 34, 130 Killwell Run Road, Marietta, reported when he awoke that morning he discovered broken glass and large numbers of nails and matches strewn about his driveway. Mr. Vannoy stated he believes the suspect responsible is an individual against whom he has a protection order but has no evidence to support his suspicion. This case remains under investigation (809).


On 26 Oct 09 a defendant set to stand trial in Common Pleas Court on 27 Oct for trafficking in Adderall reported to the Sheriff’s Office that a friend approached him about killing witnesses set to testify in his upcoming trial. The defendant identified his friend as Steven M. Medaris, age 20, Marietta, and stated Mr. Medaris gave him a three page document that included a list of materials needed to make a bomb and a diagram of a pipe bomb. Furthermore, Mr. Medaris offered to kill the three witnesses for a total $15,000.

Questioned by Detectives Johnson and Parks, Mr. Medaris admitted that he offered to kill the witnesses in his friend’s upcoming trial for $15,000. Mr. Medaris also said he has driven past the homes of two of the witnesses and that he could conceal the money by saying he performed work for his friend. In addition, Mr. Medaris asserted he was serious about carrying out his plan if his friend was convicted and stated if the pipe bombs were unsuccessful that he would instead break into the witness’ home and kill them with a knife. Shown the three page document which had the list of bomb making materials and bomb diagram, Mr. Medaris admitted writing the information earlier in the day.

Based on their investigation, Detectives Johnson and Parks arrested Mr. Medaris for three fourth degree felony counts of attempted retaliation. Medaris is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court this afternoon and will have bond set at that time.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Philip Andrew Martin, age 21, 5380 Johnson Hill Road, Waterford, for violating the terms of his parole, a misdemeanor. Martin was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Hornbeck and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Oct 09 at 2:36 am.

Sheena Dee Kidd, age 23, 587 Morris Loop Road, Marietta, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Kidd was arrested at the Adult Probation office by Deputy Sheriff O’Brien and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Oct 09 at 3:41 pm.

Kelly Renee Jones, age 37, 62 Porter Road, Bidwell, OH, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Jones was picked up in Gallia County by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Oct 09 at 4:55 pm.

Craig Anthony Meyers, age 43, 736 Greene Street Apt. 1, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Meyers was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Oct 09 at 7:56 pm.

Carl Winston Davis Jr., age 22, 6396 State Route 78, McConnelsville, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Davis was arrested on Fifth Street by Patrolman Sams of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Oct 09 at 10:26 pm.

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