Archive of 10-04-13
On 4 Oct 13 Amanda C. O’Brien, age 27,
343 Main Street, Lower Salem, Lower Salem, reported sometime
between noon and 11 pm on 1 Oct an unknown suspect(s) entered
a garage and storage area on her property and stole several
articles of jewelry, various tools, a chainsaw, bullets and
gun barrels. The total value of the stolen items is approximately
$5,800. This case remains under investigation (296).
On 4 Oct 13 Mickelle Smith, age 18, 1685 Wynncrest
Drive, Marietta, reported she was assaulted by her uncle, John
L. Clark, age 42, of the same address. During an argument over
shared food in the household, Mr. Clark threatened Ms. Smith
and punched her in the stomach. Ms. Smith had a surgical procedure
a few days earlier in the area where she was punched and stated
the punch caused her severe pain. Confirming Ms. Smith’s
statement with witnesses, Deputy Sheriff Carr arrested Mr. Clark
for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington
County Jail. Ms. Smith sought treatment at Marietta Memorial
Hospital as a precaution but she was not admitted.
On 4 Oct 13 a fifty-six year old Newport resident
reported she received four phone calls from a family member
despite the fact that he was previously asked to cease contacting
her. The victim later declined to pursue charges in the matter
On 4 Oct 13 Sgt. Reeder charged Washington
County Jail inmate, Katherine Fonseca, age 32, 1055 Lake Berkley,
Kissimmee, FL, with illegal conveyance of items into a detention
facility. While Ms. Fonseca was being searched and processed
into the jail, a Corrections Officer observed a plastic bag
that Ms. Fonseca attempted to conceal in a body cavity. Ms.
Fonseca subsequently admitted the white powdery substance in
the bag was cocaine. Corrections Officers discovered the contraband
after Ms. Fonseca acknowledged that she would be charged if
she attempted to convey items into the jail. The original arresting
agency, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, also charged Ms. Fonseca
with possession of cocaine.
On 4 Oct 13 Ronald G. Purves, age 67, 1135
Tower Road, Little Hocking, was life-flighted to Saint Mary’s
Hospital in Huntington, WV for treatment to injuries suffered
in a tractor accident. Mr. Purves was turning a riding mower
around on a hillside when the chained rear tires dug into the
ground and caused the front of the mower to tip up and roll
backwards over a four foot wall. Mr. Purves’ last known
condition was serious but improving (296).
The following individuals
were processed into the Washington County Jail:
Michael Von Richards, age 36, 1365 McGill Road,
Vincent, for theft, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity,
two counts of failure to appear, two counts of possession of
drugs and six counts of trafficking in drugs, all felonies.
Richards was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by
Deputy Sheriff Simmons and processed into the Washington County
Jail on 4 Oct 13 at 1:47 pm.
John Leonard Clark, age 42, 1685 Wynncrest
Drive, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Clark
was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Carr and processed
into the Washington County Jail on 4 Oct 13 at 2:39 pm.
Nicole Leigh Weekly, age 36, 305 Lee Street,
Belpre, for direct contempt, a misdemeanor. Weekly was arrested
in Marietta Municipal Court and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 4 Oct 13 at 4:22 pm.
Katherine Fonseca, age 32, 1055 Lake Berkley,
Kissimmee, FL, for possession of criminal tools, possession
of drugs and illegal conveyance of items into a detention facility,
all felonies. Fonseca was arrested near milepost twelve on Interstate
77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington
County Jail on 4 Oct 13 at 5:58 pm.