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Archive of 02-20-11

On 20 Feb 11 Jon Haught, age 21, 1035 Rocky Point Road, Fleming, reported he was assaulted by a friend at his friend’s residence in Lowell after they returned to the residence following an evening barhopping in Marietta. Suffering several fractures to his jaw and missing teeth, Mr. Haught said an argument transpired outside and when he turned to walk inside his friend struck him from behind. Mr. Haught stated the blow knocked him out and he does not remember anything after that. Questioned by Deputy Sheriff Reeder, the suspect claimed Mr. Haught charged at him and he responded by punching him at least three times in the face. The suspect said he then carried Mr. Haught into the house and attempted to dress his wounds. This case remains under investigation.

On 20 Feb 11 Sgt. Norman and Deputy Sheriffs Caltrider and Reeder responded to a report of a gunshot heard in the vicinity of 190 Arends Ridge Road, Marietta. The Deputies concluded one of the home’s residents fired a shotgun in the air in an effort to silence a barking dog. One of the home’s residents is a convicted felon and cannot legally handle a firearm. Therefore the shotgun was seized and is being tested to determine if the alleged suspect fired the gun.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

Christopher Ryan Ledger, age 20, 29385 Belpre Pike Road, Coolville, for OVI, for operating a vehicle without a license, for having only one functioning headlight and for parking a vehicle with an expired registration, all misdemeanors. Ledger was arrested on Washington Boulevard by Patrolman Heddleston of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Feb 11 at 2:44 am.

Donald Clemens Gerdau, age 53, 306 Putnam Avenue, Marietta, for disorderly conduct and for misconduct at an emergency, both misdemeanors. Gerdau was arrested at Marietta Memorial Hospital by Patrolman Chapman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Feb 11 at 4:41 am.

Michael Scott Ludwig, age 35, 43718 State Route 26, Woodsfield, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Ludwig was arrested near milepost sixteen on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Feb 11 at 1:58 pm.

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