Archive of 08-19-13
On 19 Aug 13 the Newport Fire Department transported
Ronnie L. Earley, age 50, 41803 TH 817, New Matamoras, to Marietta
Memorial Hospital for treatment following an accident in a parking
lot near Frontier High School. Mr. Earley was attempting to
drive a mid-size tractor onto a trailer when the rear wheels
slipped on the trailer ramp. When the rear wheels found a grip
the front of the tractor rose into the air, causing the cab
to collapse forward onto Mr. Earley’s body. The extent
of Mr. Earley’s injuries is unknown; he was scheduled
to undergo additional tests (597).
On 19 Aug 13 Denzil Haught, age 73, 45 Teri
Lane, Little Hocking, reported in July he hired an individual
to move into his home to help care for his wife. At the request
of the individual, Mr. Haught provided advances in her salary
through September. However, Mr. Haught terminated the aide’s
employment and has not been repaid for the advances. This case
remains under investigation (910).
On 19 Aug 13 Lt. Rhodes and Lt. Johnson responded
to a domestic disturbance at 26115 State Route 7 Lot 1, Marietta.
A neighbor witnessed a female, later identified as Whitney Young,
age 21, 7121 Tree Notch Road, Mobile, AL, arguing with the male
occupant of the fifth wheel camper at that address. The involved
parties admitted yelling and screaming at each other but denied
any sort of altercation took place. As a result, Lt. Rhodes
closed this case as unfounded.
On 19 Aug 13 Elizabeth Lemasters, age 36, 297
Suzanne Street, Washington, WV, reported she left her 1999 Land
Rover at the intersection of Greenhill Road and Radabaugh Road
the previous day and when she returned a day later she found
it stuck in a ditch. This case remains under investigation (910).
On 19 Aug 13 a seventeen year old Belpre resident
was walking along Barnett Ridge Road in Dunham Township when
a neighbor’s dog bit him on the upper right thigh. Physician’s
Care cleaned the minor wound and prescribed antibiotics to stave
off infection (1007).
On 19 Aug 13 Deputy Sheriff White requested
a warrant for Steven L. O’Brien, age 24, 343 Main Street,
Lower Salem, for domestic violence. Mr. O’Brien’s
sister in law, Amanda O’Brien, age 27, of the same address,
reported her brother in law shoved her to the ground, pulled
her hair and struck her in the head when he opened a truck door.
The two were arguing over the use of gasoline in a shared vehicle
when Mr. O’Brien flew into a fit of rage and commenced
The following individual
wAS processed into the Washington County Jail:
Michael Dennis Medcalf, age 57, 100 Del Ray
Court, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a
felony. Medcalf was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff
White and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Aug
13 at 1:53 pm.