Archive of 07-14-10
On 14 Jul 10 Deputy Sheriff Reeder arrested
Gennia M. Carte, age 46, 80 Heeter Road, Newport, for felony
charges of theft and safecracking. Four days earlier Ms. Carte’s
mother, Pat Carte, age 78, 130 Maple Street, Newport, reported
she was missing $1,000 from a safe in her bedroom and that she
believed her daughter stole it. Questioning Ms. Carte at her
residence, Deputy Reeder noticed what appeared to be a new flat
panel television and a new window air conditioner. Deputy Reeder
later determined Ms. Carte returned $900 to her sister through
a third party and that Ms. Carte removed the small safe from
her mother’s residence on 3 Jul. A witness stated Ms.
Carte took $1,000 from the unlocked safe and returned it to
where her mother stored it.
On 14 Jul 10 Denise Richter, age 46, 33612
School House Road, Little Hocking, reported sometime between
March and April of this year approximately forty-five of her
husband’s campaign signs were stolen from various locations.
This case remains under investigation (707).
On 14 Jul 10 Corrections Officer Farrell charged
Timothy M. Ryan, age 20, 115 Byers Road, Marietta, and Derick
E. Simpkins, age 22, 510 1/2 Cutler Street, Marietta, with assault.
Around midnight Corrections Officers heard a commotion coming
from an upstairs bathroom and discovered Ryan and Simpkins involved
in a fight. C/O Farrell was unable to identify the instigator,
as each party blamed the other for initiating the brawl.
On 14 Jul 10 Jeff R. Dexter, age 44, 630 Third
Street, Marietta, reported sometime between 1 pm and 8 pm on
11 Jul an unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered a storage building
on his property on Little Eight Mile Road in Lawrence Township.
Mr. Dexter stated the suspect(s) removed the lock from a gate,
pried open a door and stole a chainsaw and his son’s dirt
bike. This case remains under investigation (805).
On 14 Jul 10 Marquie Brooker, age 22, 8020
Waterford Road, Waterford, reported she sent $300 via Western
Union to an individual in Florida to purchase tickets for Jamboree
in the Hills she found on Craig’s List. Ms. Brooker said
she has yet to receive the tickets and her repeated attempts
to contact the individual selling the tickets but has thus far
been unsuccessful. This case remains under investigation (208).
METH LAB DISCOVERED IN
MARIETTA, TWO ARRESTED
On 14 Jul 10 Agents with the Major Crimes Task
Force executed a search warrant at the residence of Cody and
Sheena Parker at 114 Groves Street in Marietta. Assisting in
the warrant regarding the manufacturing of methamphetamines
were the Marietta Fire Department and the Parkersburg Narcotics
During the course of their investigation, Agents
linked the neighboring home, 116 Grove Street, the residence
of David Rexroad, age 34, and Trisha McGee, age 30, to the manufacturing
of methamphetamines. Agents obtained permission to search the
residence and subsequently discovered evidence supporting the
manufacturing of methamphetamines. In addition to the chemical
precursors, Agents also recovered quantities of methamphetamine
from one suspect and from a trash can in the residence.
While processing the scene one Agent was examining
a pile of trash and while doing this he exposed a component
used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines. The exposure
to another chemical caused a chemical reaction and a small fire
ignited. The Agents thereafter extinguished the fire without
As a result of the search warrant, David Rexroad
was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamines and Trisha McGee
was arrested for the complicity to manufacture methamphetamines.
Both offenses are second degree felonies.
Rexroad and McGee remain incarcerated in the
Washington County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bond.
DUO ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE
Acting on anonymous tips, Task Force Agents
utilized an undercover operative to purchase ecstasy and heroin
from two suspects on Gilman Avenue on 14 Jul 10. During the
transaction the operative purchased nine ecstasy pills from
Cynthia J. Jerman, age 54, 219 Virginia Street, Marietta, and
four unit doses of heroin from John J. Smith, age 27, 1953 Denune
Avenue Apt. D, Columbus, for a total of $650. Following the
transaction Agents conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle driven
Escorted from the vehicle and searched for
weapons, Ms. Jerman produced a rolled dollar bill containing
a white powder residue. Ms. Jerman commented that the powder
was cocaine and that Mr. Smith gave the cocaine to her as payment
for driving him in her vehicle. A further search of Ms. Jerman’s
vehicle resulted in the discovery of a fast food bag containing
twelve ecstasy pills, 226 grams of marijuana and 1.98 grams
of cocaine. Mr. Smith was sitting on top of the paper bag prior
to being removed from the passenger side of the vehicle. Task
Force Agents recovered the buy money used by the undercover
operative and determined Jerman and Smith were equally involved
in the trafficking in drugs.
At the conclusion of the traffic stop, Agents
arrested Ms. Jerman for a second degree felony charge of trafficking
in ecstasy, a fourth degree felony charge of trafficking in
heroin and a fifth degree felony charge of possession of cocaine.
Mr. Smith was arrested for a second degree felony charge of
trafficking in ecstasy, a fourth degree felony charge of trafficking
in heroin, third degree felony charges of possession of cocaine
and possession of ecstasy and a fifth degree felony charge of
possession of marijuana. The trafficking charges were elevated
by one degree due to the fact that the transactions took place
within 1,000 feet of a school.
Smith and Jerman are currently incarcerated
in the Washington County Jail on respective bonds of $70,000
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Donald Eugene Bartimus, age 30, 2346 Sealy
Ridge Road, Vincent, for felony charges of theft and breaking
and entering and for misdemeanor charges of OVI and violating
the terms of his probation. Bartimus turned himself in at Marietta
Municipal Court to Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
14 Jul 10 at 9:22 am.
Gennia Marie Carte, age 46, 80 Heeter Road,
Newport, for theft and safecracking, both felonies. Carte was
arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 14 Jul 10 at 12:04 pm.
Dorthea Marie Anderson, age 30, 24 Colegate
Drive, Marietta, for contempt for failing to pay fines and for
failure to reinstate her operator’s license, both misdemeanors.
Anderson was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman
Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 14 Jul 10 at 1:10 pm.
Joseph Timothy Csuhta Sr, age 25, 8101 Bremen
Avenue, Pomeroy, for driving under a suspended license, possession
of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.
Csuhta was arrested near milepost twelve on Interstate 77 by
the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 14 Jul 10 at 1:26 pm.
Joseph Hai Bui, age 32, 127 Greene Street,
Newport, for two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Bui
was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 14 Jul 10 at 4:26 pm.
Cynthia Jane Jerman, age 54, 219 Virginia Street,
Marietta, for possession of drugs and for two counts of trafficking
in drugs, all felonies. Jerman was arrested on Gilman Avenue
by Detective Smithberger of the Washington County Sheriff’s
Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Jul
10 at 5:00 pm.
John Julius Smith, age 27, 1953 Denune Avenue
Apt. D, Columbus, for two felony counts of trafficking in drugs
and for three counts of possession of drugs, all felonies. Smith
was arrested on Gilman Avenue by Detective Smithberger of the
Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 14 Jul 10 at 5:10 pm.