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Archive of 06-03-11

On 3 Jun 11 Jeff Phillips, age 57, 1530 School House Road, Little Hocking, reported his wife Edna, age 56, arrived home highly intoxicated and initiated arguments with him. Mr. Phillips left the home to let his wife’s anger to subside but when he returned she was still very angry. Mrs. Phillips then began throwing items at her husband and struck him in the leg with a remote control. A brief tussle for the remote followed, during which time his daughter phoned for help. Mr. Phillips commented that he has medical problems and that his wife is verbally abusive and constantly attempts to instigate fights with him. Not present inside the home when Deputy Sheriffs Anderson and Mankins arrived, Mrs. Phillips was found in a garage hiding behind an ATV, clutching a bottle of Bud Light in one hand and a pack of cigarettes in the other. Whether it was an ill fated attempt at levity or a serious inquiry, when Deputy Mankins discovered Mrs. Phillips in the garage she asked him if he had a lighter for her cigarette. Informed instead that she was under arrest for domestic violence, Mrs. Phillips threw her beer and cigarettes onto the garage. As she was escorted to Deputy Mankins’ cruiser, Mrs. Phillips yelled that her husband had marijuana plants behind a bus on their property and other drugs inside the home. Behind the bus the Deputies located ten marijuana plants, each between one and two feet high, planted in individual pots. Asked about the plants, Mr. Phillips said the marijuana belonged to him and his wife and granted the Deputies permission to search his home. Inside the home the Deputies discovered marijuana pipes, a digital scale, plastic bags, marijuana seeds and a small quantity of marijuana. Mrs. Phillips was arrested for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail. At the jail she tested .191 BAC. The marijuana aspect of this case remains under investigation.

On 3 Jun 11 an employee of BFS Petroleum, 18088 State Route 7, Marietta, reported a vehicle abandoned at the business was blocking the company’s gas pumps. Deputy Sheriff Rhodes concluded the vehicle’s owner, Brenda Ashworth, age 48, 212 11th Street, Parkersburg, reported the car stolen after two individuals to whom she loaned the vehicle failed to return it in a timely manner. The vehicle appeared to have been involved in a crash but Deputy Rhodes was unable determine the c rash location. Ms. Ashworth arranged to have the vehicle removed and was to follow up in this case with the Parkersburg Police Department.

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail:

James William Black, age 22, Marietta, for breach of recognizance and for two counts of failure to appear, all misdemeanors. Black turned himself in to was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Heddleston at the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Jun 11 at 3:30 pm.

Roger William Burkhart II, age 26, 832 ½ Third Street, Marietta, for theft and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors. Burkhart was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Jun 11 at 5:02 pm.

Noel Nicole Metz, age 20, 1110 Moody Ridge Road, Vincent, for violating the terms of her probation and for failure to appear at a court ordered hearing on unpaid fines, both misdemeanors. Metz was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Anderson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Jun 11 at 10:20 pm.

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