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Archive of 11-06-09

On 6 Nov 09 Jodie Miller, age 26, 27360 State Route 7 Lot 17, Marietta, reported she was involved in an altercation with her live-in boyfriend Wayne L. Ruth, age 23. Arguing over the results of a paternity test that concluded Mr. Ruth was not the father of the couple’s child, Mr. Ruth began throwing items around the home and tore the bathroom door of its hinges. At one point during the argument Ms. Miller stated Mr. Ruth threw her to the floor, straddled her and choked her for a short period of time. Though Ms. Miller said she did not want Mr. Ruth arrested, she did say she feared for her safety during the incident. As a result, Deputy Sheriff Reeder arrested Mr. Ruth for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail (208, 500, 1090).

On 6 Nov 09 Lt. Stackpole, along with volunteer fire departments from Devola and Salem and Fearing townships, responded to a fire at 213 Second Street, Lower Salem. Awakened by his dog coughing, Ross Phillips, age 22, found smoke in the home and escaped along with his girlfriend from the home they rent. The fire of unknown origin was confined to the attic and caused minimal damage.

On 6 Nov 09 a sixty-three year old Fleming resident reported an individual she is evicting from a rental property phoned her several times and made threatening comments. This case remains under investigation (308).

On 6 Nov 09 Sgt. Rhodes and Deputy Sheriffs Carr and Hornbeck responded to a residence on Lake Road in Belpre where a twenty-six year old male was acting erratically and reportedly inflicted a large wound on his arm with a knife. Schizophrenic and not able to afford his medications, the subject consumed six beers that evening and would not comply with the Deputies that arrived to assist him. After being stunned twice with a Taser, the subject was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital without further incident. The subject will require transport to Columbus for treatment to his self-inflicted wound.

On 6 Nov 09 Linda S. Vance, age 49, 1204 County House Lane Apt. B, Marietta, reported she inadvertently left her mobile phone on the counter in the restroom at Influent and when she returned to retrieve it the Net 10 phone was missing. This case remains under investigation (1184).

On 6 Nov 09 Irvin Stokes, age 80, 372 Brownsville Road, New Matamoras, reported he was away from his residence from noon until 4 pm and at some point during that time frame an unknown suspect(s) entered his home and stole a box of ten Fentanyl patches. This case remains under investigation (296).

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Wayne Landon Ruth, age 23, 116 Bailey Drive, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Ruth was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Norman of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 6 Nov 09 at 4:26 am.

Joseph Michael Shuman, age 32, 15490 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, for breach of recognizance, OVI, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft, all misdemeanors. Shuman was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Ellenwood of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 6 Nov 09 at 9:52 am.

Robin Louise Knowlton, age 43, 911 Park Avenue, New Matamoras, for possession of drugs and for possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Knowlton was arrested at the New Matamoras pool by Chief Bourne of the New Matamoras Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 6 Nov 09 at 10:00 pm.

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