Archive of 01-01-11
On 1 Jan 11 the owner of Dave’s Auto
Sales, 705 Virginia Street, Marietta, reported when he arrived
at the lot that morning he discovered his office was unlocked
and in disarray. Upon further inspection the victim said the
lot’s key box was open and he noticed two vehicles were
missing from the lot. The vehicles were subsequently found at
nearby locations. This case remains under investigation (790,
On 1 Jan 11 Deputy Sheriff Deem requested a
summons for a fifteen year old Marietta resident to appear in
Juvenile Court on a charge of delinquency by domestic violence.
Upset that his father inadvertently bent the axle of a dirt
bike, the teenager began throwing tools and punched his father
in the face. The teenager then retreated inside the residence
and threw glass jars onto the kitchen. The juvenile’s
father also stated his son threatened to kill him several times
during the incident.
On 1 Jan 11 Deputy Sheriff Simmons requested
summonses for Ruthie D. Scoggan, age 24, 330 Franklin Street
Apt. A, Marietta, and Jason B. Whittaker, age 33, 22781 State
Route 60, Beverly, for disorderly conduct by fighting. Arguing
over a piece of cheese while they made dinner at Mr. Whittaker’s
home, the verbal argument evolved into a physical altercation.
During the fracas, Ms. Scoggan said Mr. Whittaker grabbed her
by the hair and slapped her and Mr. Whittaker stated Ms. Scoggan
struck him in the head and arm with a curtain rod. Both parties
stated they were both equally involved in the dispute.
On 1 Jan 11 Deputy Sheriff Simmons arrested
Travis R. Thompson, age 22, 1405 Pike Street, Marietta, for
disorderly conduct by intoxication. Family members at Mr. Thompson’s
residence reported he was highly intoxicated and threatening
to harm himself with a knife. Mr. Thompson refused to drop the
knife when ordered to do so by Sgt. Underwood and Deputy Simmons
and was finally subdued with the use of a Taser. When transported
to the Washington County Jail Mr. Thompson tested .190 BAC.
On 1 Jan 11 Deputy Sheriff Anderson requested
a summons for Noel N. Metz, age 19, 1110 Moody Ridge Road, Vincent,
for theft and for underage possession of alcohol. Investigating
a report by a clerk at Par Mar at 66 Arrowhead Road, Little
Hocking, Deputy Anderson viewed surveillance footage that showed
Ms. Metz removing a beverage from the beer refrigerator and
leaving without paying for the item. When questioned, Ms. Metz
admitted taking a can of the alcoholic beverage Tilt and leaving
the store with the beverage in her purse. Ms. Metz stated she
stole the drink because she is nineteen years old and is unable
to legally purchase alcohol. Ms. Metz later reimbursed Par Mar
$2.02 for the stolen item.
SUSPECTS CHARGED FOLLOWING
Following an investigation into incidents that
occurred in the early morning hours of 23 Dec, Sgt. Hornbeck
requested summonses for Jakeb M. Bailey, age 20, 4746 Federal
Road, Little Hocking, and Blake M. Keel, age 18, 4550 State
Route 555, Little Hocking, for several charges. According to
a witness Bailey and Keel were “pretty drunk” when
they left Keel’s residence in a vehicle with a loaded
During their crime spree through Decatur and
Belpre townships the suspects shot and killed five deer. Additionally,
a witness produced a text message from Mr. Keel stating that
he shot and killed a horse at 520 Gantsville Road because Mr.
Bailey killed four deer and he only killed one. Other victims
on Federal Road and Frost Road reported the suspects shot a
mailbox and two vehicles.
As a result of Sgt. Hornbeck’s investigation
he charged both Mr. Bailey and Mr. Keel with handling a weapon
while intoxicated, being in possession of a weapon while under
disability, complicity in injuring an animal and three counts
of complicity in criminal damaging.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Travis Randall Thompson, age 22, 1405 Pike
Street, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a
misdemeanor. Thompson was arrested at his residence by Deputy
Sheriff Simmons and processed into the Washington County Jail
on 1 Jan 11 at 1:55 am.
Daniel Patrick Bryan, age 31, HC 61 Box 29,
New Martinsville, WV, for being in physical control of a vehicle
while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Bryan was
arrested on Main Street in Belpre by Patrolman Fields of the
Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 1 Jan 11 at 6:11 am.
Jeremy Joseph Gossett, age 29, 221 Fourth Street,
Beverly, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Gossett was arrested
at his residence by Patrolman Freed of the Beverly Police Department
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Jan 11 at
Zachary Wayne Goins, age 22, 305 Chestnut Street,
Mabscott, WV, for theft, a misdemeanor. Goins was arrested on
Pike Street by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police
Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on
1 Jan 11 at 4:05 pm.