Archive of 01-20-11
On 20 Jan 11 the New Matamoras Fire Department
transported a twenty-three year old New Matamoras to Marietta
Memorial Hospital for treatment to an overdose on Tylenol PM.
The victim’s husband stated he departed his residence
after an argument with his wife and when he returned his wife
was lying in bed with a blue substance coming out of her mouth.
Emergency room personnel said the victim was in stable condition
and will undergo further evaluation (1209).
On 20 Jan 11 Deputy Sheriff Rhodes arrested
Michael A. Bever, age 19, 526 Old Turnpike Road, Parkersburg,
for OVI, or driving outside the marked lanes of travel and for
two counts of possession of drugs. Stopped for driving erratically
and for traveling outside of his lane on Gilman Street, Mr.
Bever emanated a strong odor of alcohol. Though Mr. Bever denied
consuming alcohol, he performed poorly on field sobriety tests.
Mr. Bever admitted smoking marijuana earlier in the evening
and a marijuana joint was found in his vehicle. When transported
to the jail Mr. Bever tested .183 BAC. During the booking process
Mr. Bever was also found in possession of two generic Xanax
pills that were not prescribed to him.
On 20 Jan 11 the Beverly-Waterford Fire Department
transported a thirty-nine year old Watertown resident to Marietta
Memorial Hospital after the victim commented to his mother that
he ingested a handful of his prescribed pills. The victim’s
mother said her son behaved normally that evening and gave no
indication as to why he took the pills. Emergency personnel
state the victim was in stable condition and will undergo further
On 20 Jan 11 Corrections Officer Farrell charged
Washington County Jail inmate Ryan G. Matheny, age 25, 233 Hillcrest
Drive, Marietta, with assault. The previous evening Mr. Matheny
approached an inmate who was seated at a table playing chess
and shoved him onto the floor. When the victim attempted to
stand, Mr. Matheny shoved him to the floor again and a brief
fist fight followed. As the aggressor, Mr. Matheny was only
On 20 Jan 11 Theodore J. Glidden, age 27, 48935
State Route 821, Caldwell, reported sometime while he was at
work at Pioneer Chevrolet the previous afternoon an unknown
suspect removed his car keys from his jacket pocket and unlocked
his vehicle. Mr. Glidden said the suspect then stole his wallet
that contained $220. This case remains under investigation (1184).
REPEAT OFFENDER ARRESTED
FOR FELONY MARIJUANA POSSESSION
Following the execution of a search warrant
at 3261 School House Road, Little Hocking, Task Force Agents
yesterday arrested William L. Mitchell, age 44, on third degree
felony charges of possession of marijuana and tampering with
evidence. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of more
than four pounds of marijuana, over $13,000 in cash and an ATV.
While Agents were executing the warrant an individual arrived
at the residence with $600 that he said was to pay Mitchell
for a drug debt. The individual, who was released and may face
criminal charges at a later date, also stated he intended to
purchase more marijuana from Mitchell. Mitchell was charged
with tampering with evidence due to the fact that he attempted
to hide a duffle bag that contained three duct taped bags of
marijuana and one gallon size bag of marijuana.
Nearly fifteen years ago Mitchell was sentenced
to a term in federal prison on charges related to trafficking
in large quantities of marijuana. During a joint investigation
involving the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the
Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Detectives seized $251,000,
several vehicles and a boat from Mitchell. Under questioning,
Mitchell stated the seized money, the vehicles and boat were
all proceeds of his drug trafficking enterprise. At the time
Mitchell also admitted he was on probation in North Carolina
on a charge of conspiracy to distribute fifty pounds of marijuana.
In addition to being ordered to serve the remainder of his sentence
on the North Carolina conspiracy charge, Mitchell pled guilty
in federal court to one count of money laundering and was sentenced
to federal prison.
Mitchell remains incarcerated in the Washington
County Jail without bond and is scheduled to make his initial
court appearance at 1 pm.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Michael Alexander Bever, age 19, 526 Old Turnpike
Road, Parkersburg, for OVI, for driving outside the marked lanes
of travel and for two counts of possession of drugs, all misdemeanors.
Bever was arrested on Gilman Street by Deputy Sheriff Rhodes
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Jan 11 at
Wesley Joseph Huddleston, age 23, Marietta,
for disorderly conduct by fighting, a misdemeanor. Huddleston
was arrested at Marietta Memorial Hospital by Patrolman McCracken
of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the
Washington County Jail on 20 Jan 11 at 5:45 am.
Thomas Gregory Huck, age 39, 278 Cats Creek
Road, Lowell, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Huck was
arrested on Colegate Drive by Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta
City Police Department and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 20 Jan 11 at 10:50 pm.