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Archive of 11-03-10

On 3 Nov 10 Sarah E. Farr, age 20, 5735 Walker Road, Walker, WV, reported she was visiting the father of her child at 290 State Route 124, Little Hocking, when an argument erupted over several topics. The argument became increasingly heated and Ms. Farr stated her daughter’s father Oren Echard, age 20, pushed her onto a bed. During a struggle the two fell to the floor, at which point Mr. Echard grabbed Ms. Farr’s head and struck it on the floor several times. As Ms. Farr struggled to escape, Mr. Echard held his hand over her mouth and nose, making it difficult for her to breathe. The two eventually separated, allowing Ms. Farr to phone her mother for help. Unable to locate Mr. Echard, Deputy Sheriff Anderson requested a warrant for him for domestic violence.

On 3 Nov 10 Deputy Sheriff Simmons and the Beverly Fire Department responded to a fire at the residence of Justin M. Offenberger, age 18, at 1006 Lowell Hill Road, Waterford. Mr. Offenberger stated he awoke to see smoke traveling down the hallway of the trailer and ran outside to phone for help. Extinguished without incident, the fire appears to have originated near the furnace. The structure was a total loss.

On 3 Nov 10 the Beverly-Waterford Fire Department transported a forty-six year old Waterford resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to an overdose of prescription medication. The victim, who responded to questions while being treated, will be monitored for twenty-four hours and will undergo mental evaluation (1104).

On 3 Nov 10 an employee of First Colony Construction reported the business recovered several trencher plates that were recently stolen from the company at 492 Bramblewood Heights Road. The recycling center identified the suspect who sold the plates as a former employee of First Colony Construction, Shawn A. Gill, age 30, 104 1/2 Washington Street, Marietta. Mr. Gill admitted selling items at the recycling business but claimed the items he sold were old car rims and wire cable. However, in order to account for the 1,400 pounds of metal that Mr. Gill sold he would have to pack approximately seventy rims into his small Dodge Neon. Mr. Gill was later arrested at his Probation Officer’s office and jailed for violating the terms of his probation. At the time of his arrest Mr. Gill had three Ziploc bags of his son’s urine in his pocket. Mr. Gill said he planned to use the urine if he was asked to undergo a drug screen. Charges relating to the theft of the trencher plates are anticipated (500).

On 3 Nov 10 Martha Hostottle, age 36, 1632 Twin Bridge Road, Little Hocking, reported on several occasions during the past week she wired in a total of more than $1,000 to an individual in Jamaica who claimed he needed the payments in order to release a $3 million cash prize to her. The Sheriff’s Office urges residents to be wary of such phone calls and to contact law enforcement prior to sending any money. This case remains under investigation (208).


Following an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving a ten year old boy, Deputy Sheriff Mankins arrested Rodney C. Delancey, age 54, 200 Pennock Street Lot 64, Beverly, for two first degree felony counts of rape and for four third degree felony counts of gross sexual imposition. The juvenile victim informed his mother that on at least three occasions during the past two weeks that Mr. Delancey touched him inappropriately and performed sexual acts on him. The incidents occurred at Mr. Delancey’s residence and in the bathrooms of a local business and the rest stop along Interstate 77. Delancey remains incarcerated in the Washington County Jail in lieu of $260,000 bond.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Bruce Allen Porter, age 45, 7778 County Road 3715, Athens, TX, for illegally cultivating/manufacturing drugs, for aggravated possession of drugs and for two counts of complicity in the illegal assembly of drug making chemicals, all felonies. Porter was picked up at the Bradshaw Jail in Henderson, TX by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Nov 10 at 3:30 am.

Jason James Corp, age 37, 1045 Sandhill Road Lot 15, Marietta, for breach of recognizance, a felony. Corp was picked up at the Southeastern Correctional Institution by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Nov 10 at 3:08 pm.

Shawn Anthony Gill, age 30, 104 ½ Washington Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Gill was arrested at the Probation Office by Sgt. Norman of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Nov 10 at 6:07 pm.

Oren Wayne Echard, age 30, 290 State Route 124, Coolville, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Echard was arrested on State Route 7 by Deputy Sheriff Smeeks and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Nov 10 at 11:29 pm.

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