Archive of 06-11-11
On 11 Jun 11 Deputy Sheriffs Holbert and Smeeks
investigated a report of a party involving underage drinking
at 3110 State Route 555, Little Hocking. When the Deputies knocked
a seventeen year old answered the door with a beer in his hand.
From the doorway the Deputies saw a number of beer cans on the
floor inside the home along with two large marijuana smoking
bongs. The home’s resident, Dakota Ellison, age 19, granted
permission to search the resident and said he obtained the alcohol
at his home from a friend earlier in the day. Each of the ten
individuals in the home, including five juveniles, admitted
consuming alcohol and stated they were celebrating Mr. Ellison’s
birthday. Mr. Ellison and Kyle D. McCallister, age 18, 7265
O’Neal Road, Cutler claimed ownership of the drug paraphernalia
but would not state if any of the other partygoers partook in
smoking marijuana. The five juveniles were released to their
parents and will be summonsed to Juvenile Court for delinquency
by underage consumption of alcohol. In addition to being charged
with underage consumption of alcohol, Mr. Ellison and Mr. McCallister
were summonsed for possession of drug paraphernalia. Nathan
Root, age 18, 8339 State Route 555, Cutler, and Heath Warren,
age 18, 10609 State Route 555, Cutler, were summonsed for underage
consumption as well. Zachary Pritt, age 21, 9772 State Route
555, Cutler, was not charged with an alcohol offense but was
arrested for violating the terms of his probation.
On 11 Jun 11 Denise Murphy, age 40, 7465 Stanleyville
Road, Whipple, reported she fled her home after her ex-husband
Melvin, age 40, 7485 Stanleyville Road, walked to residence
and began yelling and kicked in her sliding glass door. Ms.
Murphy said her ex-husband appeared highly intoxicated and stated
“when Melvin drinks he is crazy.” The incident caused
Ms. Murphy to fear for her safety because she said Mr. Murphy
has struck her in the past. Consequently, Deputy Sheriff Schubert
arrested Mr. Murphy for domestic violence and transported him
to the Washington County Jail.
On 11 Jun 11 the Grandview Emergency Squad
transported Baxter Grimes, age 34, 817 Grandview Avenue, New
Matamoras, to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to severe
lacerations on the fingers of his left hand. Subsequently transferred
to another hospital for further treatment, Mr. Grimes was cutting
lumber on a circular saw when the injury occurred. Lt. Stackpole
was unable to contact the second hospital to determine Mr. Grimes’
On 11 Jun 11 the owner of Carper’s Well
Service, 30745 State Route 7, Marietta, reported sometime overnight
an unknown suspect(s) pried open a side door at the business
and stole seven radiators, 100 feet of copper welding lead and
two power cords. This case remains under investigation (208).
On 11 Jun 11 the owner of Dave’s Auto
Sales, 905 Virginia Street, Marietta, reported sometime overnight
an unknown suspect(s) cut the catalytic converters off two vehicles
in the business’ lot. This case remains under investigation
On 11 Jun 11 George Dalton, age 44, 34077 State
Route 7, Newport, reported an individual who rents a camping
lot from him informed him that a fire ring and a five foot scraper
blade were stolen from the lot. Mr. Dalton found the stolen
items at a local recycling center and arranged to have the items
returned. Deputy Sheriff Caltrider is attempting to locate the
individual who sold the items to the recycling center.
On 11 Jun 11 an employee of River City Tire,
1415 Pike Street, Marietta, reported an employee was performing
routine maintenance on a vehicle when he noticed the catalytic
converter was missing from the vehicle. The employee said the
vehicle was driven the previous day and the part was on the
vehicle at that time. This case remains under investigation
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Zachery David Pritt, age 21, 9772 State Route
555, Cutler, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor.
Pritt was arrested at 3110 State Route 555 by Deputy Sheriff
Holbert and processed into the Washington County Jail on 11
Jun 11 at 5:15 am.
Adam Michael Wells, age 21, 1201 County House
Lane Apt. H, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
Wells was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Gragan of the Marietta
City Police Department and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 11 Jun 11 at 10:45 am.
Carl Jay Prescher, age 50, 3080 47th Street,
Sarasota, FL, for driving under a suspended license and for
not wearing a seat belt, both misdemeanors. Prescher was arrested
on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 11 Jun 11 at 9:58 pm.