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Archive of 03-16-10

On 16 Mar 10 the president of the Marietta Amateur Radio Club, 681 Hartline Road, Marietta, reported sometime between 14 Mar and 16 Mar an unknown suspect(s) broke window to enter a storage on the club’s property. From inside the building the club president stated the suspect(s) stole a spool containing approximately 3,500 feet of copper wire worth between $500 and $1,000. This case remains under investigation (500).

On 16 Mar 10 the manager of the Lowell Duke, 100 Main Street, Lowell, reported the driver of silver Pontiac drove off without paying for $31 in gasoline. Contacted using her license plate number, the suspect stated she believed she used a gift card for her gas purchase. The gas station manager declined to pursue charges after the suspect paid for the gasoline (208).

On 16 Mar 10 Michael Frederick, age 32, 1418 Lancaster Street, Marietta, reported sometime between 8 am and 6 pm an unknown suspect(s) threw a Pepsi can and broke a large circular mirror he has positioned at the end of his driveway. This case remains under investigation (707).

TRAFFIC STOP NETS HEROIN, DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

On 16 Mar 10 Agents from the Major Crimes Task Force worked with Detectives with the Special Response Bureau with the Columbus Police Department. Agents learned that the Detectives with Columbus Police Department were following a vehicle owned by Mimi Layman of 112 Holly Street, Marietta, and that the vehicle was occupied by two males. They observed this vehicle in an area known to for trafficking in narcotics. Detectives in Columbus later noticed the males parked for an extended period of time in a parking lot where Detectives believe they were injecting heroin. Jason Harper, age 28, 108 Holly Street, Marietta, later verified that he injected heroin after purchasing it in Columbus.

Task Force Agents and Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office located the vehicle after it entered Washington County on Interstate 77 and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for driving outside the marked lanes of travel. Brandon Layman, 28, of 112 Holly Street, Marietta, was the driver of the vehicle and Deputies determined he had a suspended driver's license. Upon Layman’s arrest for driving under suspension, Deputies discovered a hypodermic syringe which was used to inject heroin into Harper, who was the front seat passenger. As a result Layman was charged with misdemeanor offenses of driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following a canine indication for the presence of drugs in the vehicle, Agents conducted a search and located a plastic baggie containing 4.7 grams of what Harper stated was powder heroin in the passenger seat. Harper was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail, charged with a fourth degree felony offense of possession of drugs.

While Layman posted $3,000 bond and was released hours after his arrest, Harper remained incarcerated overnight. Harper and Layman are scheduled to make their initial court appearance at 1 pm today.

the Sheriff’s Office received the following warrants:

John D. Gilchrist, age 30, 127 Greene Street Apt. B, Newport, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines in the sum of $787.70.

Jacob E. Mason, age 24, 50 Second Street, Vincent, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines in the sum of $549.40.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

John Phillip Estes, age 23, 30 Coplin Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Estes was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Gault and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Mar 10 at 11:30 am.

Carrie Lynn Huglin, age 37, 305 ½ Center Street, Beverly, for violating the terms of a protection order, a misdemeanor. Huglin was arrested at her residence by Chief Brockmeier of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Mar 10 at 3:48 pm.

Gregory Allen Hart, age 19, 442 Washington Street, Macksburg, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Hart was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Mar 10 at 4:15 pm.

Brandon Paul Layman, age 28, 112 Holly Street, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license and for possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Layman was arrested on Interstate 77 by Detective Smithberger of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Mar 10 at 4:38 pm.

Jason Brooks Harper, age 28, 715 ½ Second Street, Marietta, for possession of drugs, a felony. Harper was arrested on Interstate 77 by Lt. Stackpole of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Mar 10 at 4:42 pm.

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