Archive of 03-16-11
On 16 Mar 11 Ashley Plummer, age 22, 171 Mill
Branch Road, Belpre, reported her live-in girlfriend Haley A.
Jett, age 19, attacked her with a knife. Arguing with Ms. Jett
over the way she treats her grandmother, Ms. Plummer said Ms.
Jett removed a steak knife from a kitchen drawer and charged
at her. A struggle ensued and was broken up shortly thereafter
by Ms. Jett’s grandmother. Questioning Ms. Jett about
the incident, Deputy Lockhart noticed she had an odor of alcohol
and glassy, bloodshot eyes. Ms. Jett admitted consuming vodka
that evening and acknowledged what she did was wrong but said
that Ms. Plummer would not “stop running her mouth.”
Consequently, Deputy Lockhart arrested Ms. Jett for domestic
violence and transported her to the Washington County Jail.
Ms. Plummer escaped serious injury, suffering only a minor cut
near her thumb.
SUSPECTS CHARGED IN MASSIVE THEFT
Following a joint investigation with the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office, Task Force Agents charged two
suspects involved in breaking into United Rentals at 18417 State
Route 7, Marietta, and stealing over $100,000 in supplies and
equipment. Later identified as Jeremy D. Cutshaw, age 39, 717
Third Street, Marietta, and Aaron M. Hess, age 32, 610 Warren
Street, Marietta, the suspects stole a Dodge pickup truck, 7,000
pounds of copper welding lead, welders, generators, fire extinguishers
and a large quantity of power tools from the business on 24
In addition to learning that Cutshaw and Hess
sold nearly 2,000 pounds of the copper wire to a scrap yard
for $7,000, Agents learned the location of the stolen truck
and a second site where the stolen property was being stored.
Thereafter, on 4 Mar, Agents executed a search warrant at the
residence of Ray A. Needs, age 57 at 554 Sand Ridge Road, Waterford.
There Agents discovered a large amount of the stolen items in
a storage building as well as marijuana, digital scales and
plastic bags. Consequently, Agents arrested Needs on a charge
of trafficking in drugs. He was released three days later after
posting $2,500 bond.
Prior to being identified as a suspect in the
theft case, Cutshaw was arrested by Task Force Agents on 28
Feb for possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and possession
of approximately one pound of marijuana. In the United Rentals
case, Cutshaw turned himself in at Marietta Municipal Court
on 9 Mar 11 on felony charges of breaking and entering, theft
and tampering with evidence and was released on a personal recognizance
bond. Hess turned himself in on the same charges at the Washington
County Jail on 11 Mar 11 and was released after posting bond
on 16 Mar.
The tampering with evidence charges stem from
the fact that the suspects replaced the four tires on the vehicle
used during the breaking and entering to avoid being identified
through tire marks left at the scene.
Office received the following warrants:
Zachary Kerns, age 32, 100 Hanover Road, Cutler,
for failure to appear for a court ordered hearing on 1 Mar 11.
Charles E. Day, age 27, 830 Mount Tom Road,
Marietta, for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on
unpaid fines in the sum of $535.60.
Patrick E. North, age 49, 200 Pennock Drive
Lot 5, Beverly, for disorderly conduct by fighting on 24 Dec
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Haley Ashton Jett, age 19, 171 Mill Branch
Road, Belpre, for domestic violence and for underage consumption
of alcohol, both misdemeanors. Jett was arrested at her residence
by Deputy Sheriff Lockhart and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 16 Mar 11 at 4:45 am.
Gerald Allen Smith, age 50, 390 Kennedy Road,
Cutler, for aggravated murder and for aggravated burglary, both
felonies. Smith was picked up at a behavioral center in Columbus
by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 16 Mar 11 at 3:30 pm.
Celena Anne Hardie, age 30, 165 Killwell Run
Road, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Hardie
was arrested on Matthew Street by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta
City Police Department and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 16 Mar 11 at 8:40 pm.