Archive of 04-13-10
On 13 Apr 10 Lt. Gherke, Deputy Sheriff Mayle
and Officer Weaver of the Marietta College Police Department
located Ronald S. Science, age 43, at 1225 Leith Run Road, New
Matamoras, to arrest him for several warrants. Informed he was
under arrest, Mr. Science became upset and verbally abusive
to the arresting officers. Despite his poor behavior, Mr. Science
requested that he be allowed to have a cup of coffee and a cigarette.
Even though he was told he could have both if he cooperated,
Mr. Science continued his disruptive behavior and resisted being
handcuffed until he was forced to the floor. Therefore, in addition
to being arrested for the active warrants, Mr. Science was charged
with resisting arrest.
On 13 Apr 10 Estelle Gallagher, age 82, 417
Goss Fork Road, Whipple, reported she was involved in an argument
with a family member and following the dispute the family member
kicked and damaged the front door of her residence. This case
remains under investigation (594).
On 13 Apr 10 Jessica M. Powell, age 27, 945
Tullis Road, Amesville, reported she was assaulted after a verbal
dispute with a neighbor. Ms. Powell stated she and her mother
questioned a neighbor at 990 Tullis Road over a missing dog
and had returned to her residence when James A. Hill, age 35,
17042 Seat Road, Amesville, arrived in his truck. Believing
that Ms. Powell was harassing his mother, Mr. Hill struck Ms.
Powell in the forehead. Questioned about the altercation, Mr.
Hill admitted striking Ms. Powell but commented that he only
did so because she charged at him and tried to kick him. Based
on statements from witnesses, Deputy Sheriff Smeeks arrested
Mr. Hill for assault and transported him to the Washington County
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
James Allen Hill, age 35, 17042 Sweat Road,
Amesville, for two misdemeanor counts of assault. Hill was arrested
on Tullis Road in Cutler by Deputy Sheriff Smeeks and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 13 Apr 10 at 10:45 am.
Ronald Scott Science, age 43, 209 Faye Avenue,
Marietta, for assault, aggravated menacing, telephone harassment
and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors. Science was arrested
at 1255 Leith Run Road by Lt. Gherke of the Washington County
Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 13 Apr 10 at 10:55 am.
Roger W. Burkhart Sr., age 43, 655 Goose Run
Road, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor.
Burkhart was arrested at Marietta Mills by Patrolman Linscott
of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the
Washington County Jail on 13 Apr 10 at 7:30 pm.
Karen Louise Brugger, age 57, 108 Colonial
Square Apt. D, Belpre, for failure to appear at a court ordered
hearing on unpaid fines, a misdemeanor. Brugger was picked up
at the Belpre City Police Department Lt. Stackpole of the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 13 Apr 10 at 9:38 pm.
Donald Richard Gregor Jr., age 37, 210 Vine
Street, Marietta, for criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor. Gregor
was arrested at the Locker Room by Patrolman Chapman of the
Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 13 Apr 10 at 11:03 pm.