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Archive of 07-18-10

On 18 Jul 10 Travis Lang, age 30, 3701 Plum Run Road, Waterford, reported two .22 rifles and a twelve gauge shotgun were stolen from his residence month between April and May. Mr. Lang stated a friend recently phoned him after discovering one of the stolen guns was found at a residence in Morgan County. Viewing the weapon, Mr. Lang identified it as one of the ones stolen from him. This case remains under investigation (790).

On 18 Jul 10 an employee or R&J Trucking, 14530 State Route 7, Marietta, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s) broke windows to enter five trucks at the business. Items stolen from the trucks were a GPS, two CBs, a radar detector and a computer monitor. This case remains under investigation (608).

On 18 Jul 0 Jeffery A. Phillips, age 56, 1530 School House Road, Little Hocking, reported he was asleep when his wife Edna, age 55, arrived home intoxicated and discovered one of their dogs shredded some paper. Mrs. Phillips flew into a rage, punched her husband in the arm and threw two cans of beer and a fan at him. Escaping with the help of friends, Mr. Phillips was seated in a truck when his wife reached through the open window and punched him in the groin. As the truck sped away, Mrs. Phillips jumped on the back and was dragged until she lost her grip. Based on his investigation, Deputy Sheriff Day arrested Mrs. Phillips for domestic violence and transported her to the Washington County Jail.

On 18 Jul 10 an employee of Edgell Trucking, 370 Gravel Bank Road, Marietta, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s) broke the windows of three semi-trucks and stole an HP laptop computer and two CB radios from inside the vehicles. This case remains under investigation (1097).

APPARENT DRUG OVERDOSE FATALITY

At 0034 on 18 Jul 10 the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call concerning Michael W. Leasure, age 18, 5380 SR 260, New Matamoras, OH had been transported to the Wetzel County Hospital by the Antioch Squad where he had been pronounced dead upon arrival. The investigation revealed Leasure had been at the residence of Ethel Lamp, 318 Main Street, New Matamoras where he began having seizures. Information received from witnesses indicates Leasure had ingested at least one Saboxin and a Vicodin pill earlier in the evening. Mr. Leasure’s body will be transported to Charleston for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

ATV ACCIDENT RESULTS IN FATALITY

At 0214 on 18 JUL 2010 the Sheriff's Office responded to a call concerning an ATV accident which had occurred at the residence of Tracey Hendrickson, 1000 Robinson Hill Road, Marietta, OH. The investigation revealed that Adam P. LeMasters, age 30, 2746 Vickers Road, Marietta had attended a birthday party at this residence and upon leaving on this ATV had rolled it several times down the driveway. LeMasters was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital by the Warren Emergency Squad after being found in full arrest and unresponsive with massive head trauma. LeMasters was pronounced dead upon arrival. The incident is still under investigation and consumption of alcohol by the victim is believed to be a contributing factor.

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