Archive of 04-04-12
On 4 Apr 12 Sgt. Anderson and the Barlow Fire
Department responded to a garage fire on property owned by Carl
R. Turner, age 72, 5580 Oak Hill Road, Stockport. The fire caused
significant damage to the structure and to the property inside,
including a tractor, an ATV and a generator. Additionally, a
pickup truck parked near the garage and a window of Mr. Turner’s
residence sustained damage as a result of the fire. The cause
of the fire appears to be accidental. No foul play is suspected.
On 4 Apr 12 Dolly Wilfong, age 56, 705 Barclay
Street Lot 12, Belpre, reported a tenant on her rental property
threatened her with a handgun when she served him with an eviction
notice. Ms. Wilfong’s brother, David Wilfong, age 54,
29045 Murphy Road, Coolville, traveled with his sister to the
residence at 12 Linton Road, Coolville, to help her repossess
a riding mower. The tenant, Grant Baker, age 57, is the ex-boyfriend
of Ms. Wilfong and stopped making payments on the residence
and the mower in September 2011. When Mr. Wilfong began preparing
to remove the mower from the property, Mr. Baker exited his
residence with a .45 handgun and threatened to blow the heads
of Ms. and Mr. Wilfong if they did not leave the property. Ms.
Wilfong said Mr. Baker appeared extremely agitate and that she
and her brother felt he was capable of carrying out his threat.
Mr. Baker admitted exiting his residence with the weapon but
said the weapon was unloaded and denied pointing the weapon
at anyone. Based on his investigation, Sgt. Smeeks arrested
Mr. Baker for two counts of aggravated menacing and transported
him to the Washington County Jail. A check of the gun’s
serial number revealed it was reported stolen during a burglary
in Wayne County, OH in 2001. Mr. Baker said he purchased the
gun from his now deceased son approximately ten years ago and
that his son purchased the weapon from an acquaintance in West
Virginia. Sgt. Smeeks subsequently confiscated the weapon and
placed in evidence.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Eric Dwayne Hardie, age 33, 105 Gilman Avenue
Lot 5, Marietta, for telephone harassment, a misdemeanor. Hardie
was arrested at his residence by Patrolman McCracken of the
Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 4 Apr 12 at 1:47 am.
Chester Harold Dains, age 25, 1308 Carriage
Hill Drive, Athens, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Dains
turned himself in to Deputy Sheriff Deem and was processed into
the Washington County Jail on 4 Apr 12 at 11:30 am.
Richard Blaine Dickerson, age 21, 50425 Bigley
Ridge Road, Long Bottom, for forgery and for two counts of theft,
all felonies. Dickerson turned himself in to Corrections Officers
and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Apr 12
at 12:22 pm.
Jacob Christopher Sprigg, age 18, 505 Elm Street,
Belpre, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor.
Sprigg was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Tullius
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Apr 12 at
Grant Junior Baker, age 57, 112 Linton Hill
Road, Coolville, for two misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing.
Baker was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Smeeks of the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 4 Apr 12 at 3:12 pm.