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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 its owners.

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 7:00 pm.

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.

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