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).
SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MURDER CONSPIRACY
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
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.