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NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 24 OCT 14

On 23 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff McKee requested summonses for four Frontier High School students to appear in Juvenile Court on charges of delinquency. Questioned by the school’s principal, two of the teenagers admitted smoking marijuana outside of the school. The other two teenagers acknowledged smoking marijuana inside a bathroom at the school.

On 24 Oct 14 Corrections Officer Schwendeman charged Washington County Jail inmate, Darren C. Farnese, age 20, 613 Eighth Street, Marietta, with theft. Another inmate initially gave Mr. Farnese permission to use his phone card in exchange for a meal tray but Mr. Farnese was moved to a different dormitory before he could pay his debt. Mr. Farnese then used the phone card without permission on another occasion.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 23 Oct 14 and Friday 22 Oct 14:

Christopher Paul Smith, age 27, 2805 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, for a felony charge of theft and a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear. Smith was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Oct 14 at 6:08 pm.

William Chevelle Bailey, age 35, 731 Seebert Street, Columbus, for violating the terms of a protection order, a misdemeanor. Bailey was arrested in Cutler by Deputy Sheriff McConnell and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Oct 14 at 6:51 pm.

Charika Fana Pugh, age 23, 7823 Hare Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Pugh was apprehended by a bondsman and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Oct 14 at 9:29 pm.

There are currently ninety-seven men and thirty-one women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 23 OCT 14

On 19 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff McKee issued a citation to Brian Edgar, age 28, 27400 State Route 7 Lot 80, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license. Deputy McKee stopped Mr. Edgar on State Route 7 near Briggs Hill Road in Dunham Township.

On 21 Oct 14 Brenda Bartges, age 50, 210 Maple Street, Newport, reported her husband, William, age 41, assaulted her. Mrs. Bartges said her husband had been consuming alcohol throughout the day and was angry that she would not give him any of her prescription medication. Mrs. Bartges barricaded herself in her bedroom to get away from her husband, but he forced his way through the door and pinned her to the bed. He then punched her multiple times in the chest and slapped her face. Mr. Bartges has a history of domestic violence and has been convicted of the offense on three previous occasions. Consequently, Deputy Sheriff Huffer arrested Mr. Bartges for felony domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 22 Oct 14 Bobbie Davis, age 30, 163 Second Street, Vincent, received treatment at Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre campus for a minor foot injury. Following an argument, Ms. Davis was standing near her live-in boyfriend’s pickup truck when he quickly accelerated backwards and ran over her foot. Ms. Davis said she did not feel her boyfriend ran over her foot intentionally and that she did not fear for her safety (1010).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 22 Oct 14 and Thursday 23 Oct 14:

Trey Moats, age 23, 133 Ohio Boulevard, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Moats was arrested at the office of Probation Officer Gault and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Oct 14 at 11:53 am.

Wesley Duane Lincoln, age 29, 303 Lee Street Apt. 1, Belpre, for OVI, driving under a suspended license, failure to signal, possession of drugs and for operating a vehicle with expired license plates, all misdemeanors. Lincoln was arrested on Washington Boulevard by Patrolman Tewanger of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Oct 14 at 3:45 am.

There are currently ninety-five men and thirty-one women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 22 OCT 14

On 20 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff McPeek responded to a neighbor dispute at 10915 State Route 550, Vincent. The incident marks the seventh time one of the two feuding parties has contacted the Sheriff’s Office since July 2013. In the current instance, William Hall, age 56, of the aforementioned address, accused his neighbor of swinging a wooden post at him during an argument over their property line. The neighbor admitted cussing and yelling at Mr. Hall and contended he threw the piece of wood on the ground to mark his property line. Both parties face possible disorderly conduct charges.

On 21 Oct 14 Michael Tamulevich, age 34, 22265 State Route 60, Beverly, reported while he was away during the day, an unknown suspect(s) entered his home and stole approximately two pounds of ginseng. Mr. Tamulevich estimated the ginseng was worth $1,000. This case remains under investigation (1104).

On 21 Oct 14 Corrections Officer Allender charged Washington County Jail inmate, Nichole C. Walker, age 32, 1400 Newberry Drive, Parkersburg, with illegal conveyance of items into a detention facility. While moving Ms. Walker’s bunk, another Corrections Officer discovered a prohibited lighter under the mattress. A further search of Ms. Walker’s possessions yielded what appear to be four Xanax pills.

On 21 Oct 14 the Devola Squad transported a sixty year old Muskingum Township resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment following a suicide attempt. Depressed over events occurring in his life, the victim ingested prescription medications in an attempt to take his own life. The victim’s condition was not life threatening but he was going to be kept overnight for observation (592).

On 21 Oct 14 Donna K. Stafford, age 48, 308 Harmar Street, Marietta, reported at some point during the past four weeks an unknown suspect(s) entered her mother’s home at 7885 Germantown Road, Lower Salem. The suspect(s) ransacked the inside of the home and stole the gas range and the clothes dryer. The suspect(s) also stole a CD player and a large speaker from two vehicles on the property. The total value of the stolen items is estimated at $1,500. This case remains under investigation (126).

On 22 Oct 14 William Lawson, age 28, 508 Sixth Street, Lowell, reported he has not seen his wife or six month old child for the past three days. Mr. Lawson said his wife may have left due to their marital problems but she did not take any clothing or baby supplies. Deputy Sheriff Carr contacted the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, who then located Mr. Lawson’s wife at her mother’s home.

On 22 Oct 14 Mary Wallace, age 48, 231 Stanley Mills Road, Little Hocking, reported the front and rear license plates were stolen off her vehicle sometime during the past week. This case remains under investigation (507).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 21 Oct 14 and Wednesday 22 Oct 14:

Nichole Charlene Walker, age 32, 1400 Newberry Drive, Parkersburg, for violating the terms of her parole and for illegal conveyance of items into a detention facility, both felonies. Walker was arrested in Little Hocking by Deputy Sheriff McPeek and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Oct 14 at 10:45 am.

Rodney Lee Bookman Jr., age 25, 5920 State Route 78, Buchtel, OH, for violating the terms of his probation and for breach of recognizance, both misdemeanors. Bookman was picked up at SEPTA by Deputy Sheriff Ellenwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Oct 14 at 2:59 pm.

Jerrianne Krystal Myers, age 21, 140 Clinton Street, Marietta, for two misdemeanor counts of nonsupport of dependants. Myers was arrested in Juvenile Court by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Oct 14 at 7:30 pm.

Amy Jo Thompson, age 30, 120 Peters Street, Byesville, OH, for theft, a misdemeanor. Thompson was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Oct 14 at 10:32 pm.

James Patrick Willis, age 65, 2819 Main Street, Pleasant City, OH, for OVI and for driving outside the marked lanes of travel, both misdemeanors. Willis was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Oct 14 at 10:35 pm.

William Edward Bartges Jr., age 41, 210 Maple Street, Newport, for domestic violence, a felony. Bartges was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Oct 14 at 10:45 pm.

Jordan Stephan Miller, age 20, 703 Clement Avenue, Belpre, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Miller was arrested on Hill Street by Patrolman Holiday of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Oct 14 at 11:05 pm.

Joshua Allen Campbell, age 31, 130 Oakwood Avenue, Marietta, for theft, a misdemeanor. Campbell was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Dennis of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Oct 14 at 12:15 am.

Sheena Dee Kidd, age 28, 587 Morris Loop Road, Marietta, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Kidd was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Oct 14 at 9:11 am.

Seth Patrick Barnes, age 22, Marietta, for operating a vehicle without a license and possession of drugs, both misdemeanors. Barnes was arrested on Phillips Street by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Oct 14 at 9:57 am.

There are currently 102 men and thirty-one women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 21 OCT 14

On 19 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff Augenstein requested a summons for Georgette Thrasher, age 30, 413 1/2 Third Street, Marietta, for telecommunications harassment. Despite being previously ordered to stop phoning the father of her children, Ms. Thrasher phoned the victim several more times and called him derogatory names.

On 20 Oct 14 Daniel F. Mason, age 38, 557 Grindstone Drive, Marietta, reported sometime between 3:30 and 4:15 that afternoon the driver of an unknown vehicle did a donut in his freshly planted field at 880 Grindstone Drive. This case remains under investigation (126).

On 20 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer responded to the scene of death of a sixty-two year old Fairfield Township resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 20 Oct 14 the Warren Squad transported a thirty-two year old Fleming resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to a prescription drug overdose. In addition to ingesting fifteen Xanax pills, the victim said he snorted Percocet, Norco and Xanax. Medical personnel said the victim’s injuries were not life threatening (1007).

On 20 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff Underwood requested a summons for a sixteen year old Waterford resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being unruly. The teenager’s mother reported she had not seen her son for the past four days and that he would not answer his mobile phone. The mother also said her son overdosed on Benadryl in the past and she suspects he smokes marijuana.

On 20 Oct 14 Jacqueline L. Liska, age 49, 122 Tennis Center Drive Apt. 5, Marietta, reported she believes a family member stole $400 worth of rare bills and $100 in rare coins from her residence. This case remains under investigation (132).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 20 Oct 14 and Tuesday 21 Oct 14:

Jarod Lee McCain, age 32, 41 E. Lake Lane, Belpre, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. McCain was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Oct 14 at 3:44 pm.

Kevin Earl Soper, age 54, 6312 Maidens Road, Bear Lick, MI, for driving under a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Soper was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Oct 14 at 11:06 pm.

Jeremiah Allen Jeffers, age 31, 705 Thomas Court, Belpre, for a felony count of possession of drugs and misdemeanor charges of possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments. Jeffers was arrested on Muskingum Drive by Patrolman Dennis of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Oct 14 at 3:54 am.

There are currently ninety-five men and thirty-one women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 20 OCT 14

On 18 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff McKee requested summonses for a fourteen year old New Matamoras resident and a sixteen year old Newport resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being unruly. Teachers and administrators at Frontier High School reported since school began this year, the students have constantly disrupted classes, used foul language and have not abided by school rules.

On 18 Oct 14 Jenifer McDuffy, age 42, 745 Coal Run Road, Marietta, reported an argument with her live-in boyfriend, Patrick Kesselring, age 42, escalated into a physical assault. For unknown reasons, Mr. Kesselring became increasingly angry and struck Ms. McDuffy numerous times on the arms and face with a wooden spoon. Due to the fact that Mr. Kesselring has a prior domestic violence conviction, Deputy Sheriff McKee arrested Mr. Kesselring for felony domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 18 Oct 14 Jennifer Wears, age 40, 1213 Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre, reported her seventeen year old daughter’s purse was stolen when she left it briefly unattended to go on a hay ride at Sweetapple Farms that afternoon. The teenager’s purse contained a mobile phone, an iPod, a wallet and other belongings. This case remains under investigation (594).

On 19 Oct 14 Alexander W. Keaton, age 25, 225 Stablewatch Court, Monroe, OH, reported he was away from his grandfather’s hunting property at 75 Aldon Gage Road, Cutler, for a short period the previous evening and during that time an unknown suspect did donuts in the grass. The suspect also damaged the underpinning on a trailer on the property and shattered two windows. This case remains under investigation (1007).

On 19 Oct 14 the Barlow Squad transported Erica D. Wilson, age 21, 4330 Buchanan Road, Waterford, to Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre campus for treatment to injuries she suffered when she fell off an ATV. A passenger on the ATV, Ms. Wilson rolled down a hill and struck a rock. Ms. Wilson complained of pain in her lower back, left arm, left hip and head but she was not seriously injured (507).

On 19 Oct 14 David Cox, age 52, 1800 School House Road, Little Hocking, reported after he parked his Dodge pickup truck at his residence, the vehicle coasted backwards down a hill and struck a guardrail. The collision caused moderate damage to the rear and both sides of the truck (507).

On 19 Oct 14 Ricky G. Henry, age 57, 2704 Underwood Drive, Belpre, reported he was seated at the bar at The Lawnsdale when an unknown individual approached him and punched him on the right side of his face. This case remains under investigation (910).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 17 Oct 14 and Monday 20 Oct 14:

Meriah Shay Dunn, age 24, 9630 State Route 260, New Matamoras, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Dunn was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 11:59 am.

Russell Lee Traugh, age 31, 1905 Plum Street, Parkersburg, for failure to appear, a felony. Traugh was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 1:18 pm.

Rebecca Dawn Sparks, age 31, 4755 Waterford Road, Marietta, for failure to a misdemeanor. Sparks was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 2:06 pm.

Kristopher Lee Scott, age 26, 9 Cedar Hill Drive, Ripley, WV, for possession of drugs, a felony. Scott was picked up at the South Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 4:24 pm.

Jared Brent Casdorph, age 32, 105 Morningside Drive, Elkview, WV, for possession of drugs, a felony. Casdorph was picked up at the South Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 4:36 pm.

Patrick Eugene Kesselring, age 42, 745 Coal Run Road, Marietta, for domestic violence, a felony. Kesselring was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Oct 14 at 11:40 am.

Amy Michelle Carver, age 37, 110 Ohio Boulevard, Marietta, for contempt of a court order, a misdemeanor. Carver was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Oct 14 at 12:14 pm.

Nicole Renee Hancock, age 25, 307 Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre, for making false alarms, a misdemeanor. Hancock was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Oct 14 at 4:37 pm.

Vanessa Lynn Sciance, age 28, 193 Fourth Street, Lowell, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Sciance was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Augenstein and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Oct 14 at 9:37 pm.

Julie Ann Watson, age 37, 211 Augenstein Lane, Lowell, for violating the terms of her probation and for driving under a suspended license, both misdemeanors. Watson was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Oct 14 at 1:11 am.

John Bradley Hunt, age 26, 499 Bertha Jones, Rowland, NC, for felonious assault. Hunt was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Oct 14 at 3:45 am.

Scott Allen Johnson, age 38, 708 Virginia Street, Marietta, for possession of drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor. Johnson was arrested on Gilman Avenue by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Oct 14 at 4:01 pm.

Ashley Brook McAllister, age 31, 205 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. McAllister was arrested on State Route 821 by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Oct 14 at 6:37 pm.

Chase Daniel Wittekind, age 19, 1485 Hanna Road, Marietta, for two misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing. Wittekind turned himself in to Patrolman Chapman at the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Oct 14 at 9:47 am.

Jacob Lane Carpenter, age 20, 360 Mechanic Street, Macksburg, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Carpenter was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Oct 14 at 11:35 am.

There are currently ninety-five men and thirty-one women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

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