Archive of 08-05-10
On 5 Aug 10 an employee of Ohio Valley Builders,
347 Gravel Bank Road, Marietta, reported at some point during
the past week an unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered three buildings
at the business. From the three buildings and an open shed the
suspect(s) stole 500 feet of aluminum cable and a total of 1,000
feet of welding lead cable. The estimated loss due to theft
is $3,120. This case remains under investigation (296).
On 5 Aug 10 a motorist reported noticing miscellaneous
trash lying along Sealy Ridge Road approximately a half mile
north of School House Road in Decatur Township. The discarded
rubbish includes mattresses and documents with identifying information.
However, Deputy Sheriff Rhodes determined the suspects have
since moved from the address on the documents. This case remains
On 5 Aug 10 Deputy Sheriff Lockhart requested
warrants for Donald E. Bartimus Jr., age 30, 1305 Market Street,
Parkersburg, for theft and breaking and entering and Katherine
L. Buchanan, age 29, same address, for theft, for complicity
in breaking and entering and child endangerment. Identified
as a suspect and under interrogation, Mr. Bartimus admitted
to Deputy Lockhart that he forcibly entered Ohio Valley Building
Supply, 347 Gravel Bank Road, Marietta, around 3:30 am. While
he was inside the building cutting $3,100 worth of various wire,
Mr. Bartimus said Ms. Buchanan was driving her van back and
forth on Gravel Bank Road, waiting to pick him up. Ms. Buchanan
confirmed Mr. Bartimus’ statement and commented that she
was eating Xanax pills as she drove the van also occupied by
her three year old child. At one point during the crime Ms.
Bartimus stated she was so intoxicated she ended up in Marietta
and had no idea how she arrived there.
On 5 Aug 10 Paul Newbanks, age 52, 7923 Veto
Road, Belpre, reported his daughter’s husband, Jeremy
Charlton, age 30, 1681 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, appeared outside
his home at 12:30 am and would not leave despite being asked
several times. Mr. Newbanks said he previously warned Mr. Charlton
not to come onto his property and that Mr. Charlton began shouting
profanities at him. Walking onto the home’s porch, Mr.
Charlton head butted Mr. Newbanks and knocked him to the ground.
Mr. Newbanks reached for a pipe to defend himself after he stood
up and Mr. Charlton punched him in the face, again knocking
him to the ground. The two wrestled briefly before Mr. Newbanks
was able to escape and seek refuge in his home. Viewing Mr.
Newbanks’ injuries, Deputy Sheriff Lockhart arrested Mr.
Charlton for aggravated trespassing and assault and transported
him to the Washington County Jail.
Office received the following warrants:
Jesse Jadwin, age 22, 745 Dodd Run Road, Marietta,
for receiving stolen property on 27 Mar 10.
Thomas E. Kelly, age 30, 674 Five Mile Road,
Rockport, WV, for violating the terms of his probation by failing
to appear for a scheduled appointment and for failing to show
proof of making $3,269 in restitution.
James R. McGrath, age 28, 768 N. Eighth Street,
McConnelsville, for violating the terms of his probation by
failing to appear for a scheduled appointment, for failing to
show proof of completing a Driver Intervention program and for
failing to show proof of completing counseling.
Dustin M. Stollings, age 19, 1717 Oak Street,
Parkersburg, for violating the terms of his probation by failing
to appear for a scheduled appointment, for failing to show proof
of completing a Driver Intervention program, for failing to
complete forty hours of community service and for failing to
show proof of completing counseling.
Seth H. Wheatley, age 30, 8373 Marshfield Road,
New Marshfield, OH, for violating the terms of his probation
by failing to appear for a scheduled appointment and for failing
to show proof of completing counseling.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Billy Joe Thompson, age 41, 12 Fifth Street,
Belpre, for possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
Thompson was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Stump of the Belpre
City Police Department and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 5 Aug 10 at 12:11 am.
Jeremy Michael Charlton, age 30, 1681 Sealy
Ridge Road, Vincent, for assault and for aggravated trespassing,
both misdemeanors. Charlton was arrested in Belpre by Deputy
Sheriff Rhodes and processed into the Washington County Jail
on 5 Aug 10 at 1:07 am.
Misty Deanne Wittenbrook, age 32, 128 Harmar
Street, Marietta, for failure to appear in a civil matter. Wittenbrook
was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Simmons and
processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Aug 10 at 2:47
Preston William Eakins, age 19, 3789 Kingswood
Drive, Kettering, OH, for violating the terms of his probation,
a misdemeanor. Eakins was arrested at the office of Probation
Officer Hamilton and processed into the Washington County Jail
on 5 Aug 10 at 3:25 pm.
Donald Eugene Bartimus, age 30, 2346 Sealy
Ridge Road, Vincent, for felony charges of breaking and entering
and theft and a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear. Bartimus
was arrested on Gravel Bank Road by Deputy Sheriff Lockhart
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Aug 10 at