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).
SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE
SEX OFFENSES INVOLVING 10 YEAR OLD
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
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
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.