Archive of 08-29-12
On 29 Aug 12 Deputy Sheriff McConnell responded
to a report of a male subject firing a weapon outside his home
at 138 Emory Lane, Little Hocking. Reportedly under the influence
of bath salts, Craig A. Parsons, age 53, was firing his weapon
at people he thought were following him. Several residences
were in the direct line of fire in the direction which Mr. Parsons
was shooting. At the time of his arrest Mr. Parsons requested
Deputies check his home because he believed there were people
trying to “get him” and hiding inside. No suspects
were found in the home. Charged with using a weapon while intoxicated
and discharging a firearm toward a habitation, Mr. Parsons was
transported to the Washington County Jail.
On 29 Aug 12 Deputy Sheriff Simmons arrested
Cody N. Schommer, age 18, 1405 County Road 9, Marietta, for
underage possession of alcohol and possession of drugs. Angry
that his probation officer placed him on house arrest because
he was found in possession of the synthetic drug, K2, Mr. Schommer
strapped a bottle of vodka to his ATV and attempted drive into
a wooded area. Mr. Schommer’s mother and stepfather intervened
and would not allow him to flee. Questioned by Deputy Simmons,
Mr. Schommer admitted possessing the alcohol and stated he planned
on drinking it in the woods.
On 29 Aug 12 Sgt. Mankins and Deputy Sheriff
Huffer responded to a dispute between neighbors at 9243 Muskingum
River Road, Lowell. One neighbor claimed the other swerved at
him as he drove his farm tractor down the roadway. The other
neighbor said he was nowhere near his neighbor and alleged a
cup of coffee was thrown at him. This case remains under investigation.
SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR
STRING OF B&Es
The investigation into a string of breaking
and enterings reached a near conclusion last night with the
arrests of two suspects. A third suspect is being sought and
will likely be arrested in the near future. Steven E. Knotts,
age 24, 233 Main Street, Lowell, and Allen J. Grigg, age 19,
27260 State Route 7, Marietta, were arrested at Knotts’
residence without incident and confessed to committing all of
the thefts from buildings in Lowell that occurred during the
overnight hours between 16 Aug and 17 Aug. The trio of suspects
are responsible for the thefts of more than $13,000 worth of
items, including golf clubs, numerous tools and music equipment.
The two suspects led investigators to a location
on Ogles Ridge Road in Noble County where a large portion of
the stolen property was stored. Items found there correspond
to those reported stolen by the various property owners. Investigators
are in the process of inventorying the stolen items and identifying
While Knotts’ bond was set at $2,500,
Grigg had a bond set at $7,500. Both suspects remain incarcerated
in lieu of bond at the Washington County Jail.
OIL SPILL IN ADAMS TOWNSHIP
On 28 Aug 12 an employee of Stonebridge Operating
Company reported at some point during the past week an unknown
suspect(s) tampered with the switches on an oil well pump station
near milepost 9.4 on State Route 60 in Lowell and caused an
oil tank to overflow. The employee said crude oil appeared to
have been flowing for a while, causing the area around the tank
to flood with oil. A loss of between eight and twelve barrels
of oil resulted from the tampering. Sgt. Anderson requests any
citizen with information regarding this incident to phone the
Sheriff’s Office at 740-376-7070.
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
James Howard Brogan, age 47, 207 Virginia Street,
Marietta, for being a fugitive from justice, a felony. Brogan
was arrested on Wittekind Road by Lt. Gherke of the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 29 Aug 12 at 12:02 am.
Kenneth Albert Ammell, age 28, 745 ½
Glendale Road, Marietta, for domestic violence and contempt
of a court order, both misdemeanors. Ammell was arrested at
his residence by Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 12 at 12:51 pm.
Joshua Lew Miller, age 32, 25900 Rock Street,
Coolville, for contempt of a court order, a misdemeanor. Miller
was picked up in Nelsonville by Deputy Sheriff Doak and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 12 at 2:34 pm.
Craig Amady Parsons, age 53, 253 Orchard Drive,
Little Hocking, for a felony charge of discharging a firearm
toward a habitation and a misdemeanor charge of using a weapon
while intoxicated. Parsons was arrested at his residence by
Deputy Sheriff McConnell and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 29 Aug 12 at 4:31 pm.
Cody Nathaniel Schommer, age 18, 1405 County
Road 9, Marietta, for underage possession of alcohol, a misdemeanor.
Schommer was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McConnell
and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 12 at
Ashley Nickole McKnight, age 24, 11531 State
Route 821, Lower Salem, for safecracking, breaking and entering
and for violating the terms of her probation, all felonies.
McKnight was arrested at her residence by Lt. Rhodes of the
Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into
the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 12 at 11:30 pm.