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Archive of 08-17-10

On 17 Aug 10 Mark Tilton, age 41, 12622 State Route 60, Lowell, reported his wife Teresa, age 40, was intoxicated, belligerent and was yelling at him to leave their home. At one point Mrs. Tilton locked herself in the bathroom for a substantial amount of time so her teenage daughter forced the door open to make sure her mother was okay. Mrs. Tilton responded by shoving her daughter out of the doorway against a wall and struck her in the head. Mrs. Tilton then turned her rage onto her husband and shoved him until he was outside the front door. Based on the statements of Mr. Tilton and his daughter, Deputy Sheriff Reeder arrested Mrs. Tilton for two counts of domestic violence and transported her to the Washington County Jail.


On 17 August 2010 Agents from the Major Crimes Task Force and BCI & I seized 13,440 grams of marijuana from Rhonda Sue Rublee, age 60, 2480 Reed Road, Marietta, OH. This seizure was part of an Eradication Operation being conducted in Washington County by BCI & I and the Major Crimes Task Force. Marijuana plants growing outside of Rublee’s residence were originally observed by BCI & I Agents flying in a helicopter. Rublee was then contacted by MCTF Agents and agreed to have her residence searched. Substantial materials to support a large grow operation and 372 plants were seized.

Rublee, a Registered Nurse, recently retired from the Marietta Health Department stated she had been growing marijuana for over 20 years. Rublee is being held in the Washington County Jail in lieu of bond pending an appearance in Marietta Municipal Court.

This seizure was part of a multi-day operation being conducted in Washington County. Over 750 plants have been seized as part of this operation.


Following the execution of a search warrant at 830 Ridge Street, Marietta, Task Force Agents arrested James E. Broadwater, age 43, and Arlan L. Kobusch, age 41, for manufacturing methamphetamine within the vicinity of a juvenile. During the search warrant Agents located a number of chemicals involving the manufacturing of methamphetamine, including coffee filters, pseudoephedrine, solvents and salts. A witness familiar with the two suspects informed Agents during the search warrant that Broadwater and Kobusch recently engaged in manufacturing methamphetamine at their residence.

Manufacturing methamphetamine within the vicinity of a juvenile is a first degree felony and upon conviction carries a mandatory prison term of at least four years. Kobusch and Broadwater are incarcerated in the Washington County Jail without bond and are scheduled to appear in court this afternoon.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Teresa Denice Tilton, age 40, 12622 State Route 60, Lowell, for two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence. Tilton was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Aug 10 at 12:45 am.

Jessica Dawn Black, age 28, Marietta, for contempt for failing to pay fines. Black was arrested on Third Street by Patrolman Nohe of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Aug 10 at 1:50 am.

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