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NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 27 FEB 15

On 26 Feb 15 an employee of the Washington County Home, 845 County House Lane, Marietta, reported she discovered a marijuana pipe while doing laundry that morning. Deputy Sheriff Huffer took possession of the pipe and designated it for destruction.

On 27 Feb 15 Umi Yati, age 38, 307 Jennison Street, Beverly, reported she recently discovered a large sum of cash was stolen from where she hid it in her basement. This case remains under investigation (1007).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 26 Feb 15 and Friday 27 Feb 15:

Jesse Aaron Anderson, age 31, 800 Third Street, Saint Marys, for theft, a misdemeanor. Anderson was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Feb 15 at 1:31 pm.

Brian Daniel Bates, age 38, 19891 Everly Road, Sarahsville, OH, for domestic violence and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors. Bates was arrested by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Feb 15 at 2:32 pm.

Ricky David Terrell, age 46, 836 Pike Street Apt. 21, Marietta, for breach of recognizance and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors. Terrell was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Feb 15 at 4:12 pm.

Allan James Henthorn, age 32, 103 N. Fourth Avenue, Paden City, WV, for OVI and for failing to reinstate his operator’s license, both misdemeanors. Henthorn was arrested on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Feb 15 at 12:46 am.

Matthew Allen Helmick, age 22, 704 Carver Street, Massillon, OH, for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Helmick was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Feb 15 at 1:36 am.

There are currently eighty-eight men and twenty-two women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 26 FEB 15

On 23 Feb 15 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Melissa D. Warrener, age 34, 122 Tennis Center Drive Apt. 25, Marietta, for driving under an FRA suspended license. Ms. Warrener previously reported she could not recall where she left her vehicle but she later located it and admitted driving it to her home.

On 25 Feb 15 Lance L. Binegar, age 29, 1130 Bear Run Road, Reno, reported after a basketball game at Frontier High School his girlfriend’s father accosted him in the parking lot. The two traded insults and cursed at each other before being separated. No physical violence took place. Both parties were informed that their actions could constitute disorderly conduct. This case remains open pending interviews with witnesses (126).

On 25 Feb 15 Barbara Bidwell, age 77, 462 Echo Valley Road, Waterford, reported she was away from her residence for the past two weeks and during that timeframe an unknown suspect(s) stole four rings and a necklace from her home. The total value of the stolen jewelry is approximately $3,000. This case remains under investigation (953).

The following suspect was processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 25 Feb 15 and Thursday 26 Feb 15:

Michael Allen Stewart Jr., age 21, 2840 Caywood Road, Marietta, for .08 breath OVI, criminal mischief and three counts of theft, all misdemeanors. Stewart was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Ellenwood of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Feb 15 at 2:54 pm.

There are currently eighty-eight men and twenty-four women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 25 FEB 15

On 24 Feb 15 Sgt. Mankins and the Watertown Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 6265 State Route 676, Stockport. Darla E. Jones, age 46, 134 N. Kennebec Avenue, McConnelsville, parked her Chevy Impala at that location and left it running while she retrieved her dog from its veterinarian’s office. When she returned to her vehicle a short time later, Ms. Jones noticed flames emanating from under the hood. A bystander subsequently moved the vehicle away from the building to keep the fire from spreading. The cause of the fire appears to be electrical in nature. No injuries were reported. The vehicle is a total loss.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 24 Feb 15 and Wednesday 25 Feb 15:

Tommee Lee Garvin, age 21, 231 Hillcrest Drive Apt. A, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Garvin was arrested on State Route 60 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Feb 15 at 6:35 pm.

Joshua Cecil Poole, age 26, 103 Monroe Street, Woodsfield, for violating the terms of his parole, a felony. Poole was arrested on Interstate 77 and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Feb 15 at 7:24 pm.

Kashas Marquiz Clayton, age 24, Yearling Road, Columbus, for possession of drugs and for illegal conveyance of items into a detention facility, both felonies. Clayton was arrested on Interstate 77 by Deputy Sheriff McConnell and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Feb 15 at 7:43 pm.

Lisa Lee Runnion, age 19, 307 Maple Street, Marietta, for a felony charge of possession of drugs and misdemeanor charges of contempt of a court order and disorderly conduct. Runnion was arrested on Interstate 77 by Lt. Stackpole of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Feb 15 at 9:04 pm.

Todd Daniel Weddle, age 45, 118 Dudley Avenue, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Weddle was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Feb 15 at 12:23 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 24 FEB 15

On 22 Feb 15 Sgt. McLeish arrested William E. Bartges Jr., age 42, Newport, for felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest and misdemeanor charges of violating the terms of a protection order, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct by intoxication. A day earlier, Mr. Bartges’ estranged wife reported he was at her residence at 210 Maple Street, Newport, in violation of a protection order she has against him. Mrs. Bartges said her husband had been consuming alcohol throughout the day and into the early morning hours. Mr. Bartges fled prior to the arrival of Deputies but he was located thereafter outside a business in Newport. For the second time in less than two weeks, Mr. Bartges brandished a knife at Deputies and expressed his desire to be killed by law enforcement. Two Taser deployments at Mr. Bartges were unsuccessful but a third distracted Mr. Bartges enough that Lt. Norman was able to strike Mr. Bartges’ elbow with a baton and dislodge the knife. While he received treatment at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Mr. Bartges claimed he had no intention of harming the Deputies. He said his life has turned bad recently and he was unable to end his own life so he thought if he had a knife in his hands, law enforcement would end it for him. Mr. Bartges was released to jail after treatment and evaluation.

On 22 Feb 15 Sgt. Johnson and Deputy Sheriff Huffer responded to a domestic dispute at 9160 Veto Road, Belpre. Danny Grimm, age 53, was involved in wrestling matches with his twenty-six year old son twice during the past day. Tensions between the father and son are reportedly high because Mr. Grimm consumes a lot of alcohol and his son is a recovering drug addict. Neither party reported being in fear for their safety during the incidents. Therefore, Deputy Huffer closed this case as unfounded.

On 22 Feb 15 the Beverly-Waterford Squad transported Regis Tornes, age 55, 2028 Watertown Road, Waterford, to Marietta Memorial Hospital to injuries he suffered while sledding at 15015 Waterford Road, Waterford. Witnesses said Mr. Tornes had a hard landing after going off a ramp on the hill and lost consciousness for two or three minutes. In addition to a concussion, Mr. Tornes suffered three broken ribs and two facial lacerations. Medical personnel stated Mr. Tornes should fully recover (126).

On 23 Feb 15 George S. Dunn, age 58, 8929 State Route 555, Cutler, reported he was away from his home between 10 am and 6:30 pm the previous day and during that timeframe an unknown suspect(s) entered his home and stole a 9 mm handgun and two bottles of his recently filled prescription medication. This case remains under investigation (509).

The following suspect was processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 23 Feb 15 and Tuesday 24 Feb 15:

Matthew Lee Johns, age 29, 452 Sheraton Drive, North Canton, OH, for .17 breath OVI and speeding, both misdemeanors. Johns was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Feb 15 at 5:15 am.

There are currently eighty-seven men and twenty-four women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 23 FEB 15

On 19 Feb 15 Daniel L. Smith, age 40, 884 Greenhill Road, Marietta, reported he was involved in an argument with his adult-aged stepson over doing dishes. Mr. Smith asserted that during the argument he fell and struck his face on a counter. Mr. Smith said he did not fear for his safety and was not assaulted during the incident. As a result, Deputy Sheriff McConnell closed this case as unfounded.

On 20 Feb 15 Melissa Warrener, age 34, 122 Tennis Center Drive Apt. 25, Marietta, reported two men allegedly stole a thirty-two inch television from her home. Ms. Warrener, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, admitted smoking crack with the two males the evening before but denied exchanging the television for drugs. Ms. Warrener drove her Chevy Cavalier last night while she was under the influence of drugs and was unable to recall the location of her vehicle. This case remains under investigation (1010).

On 20 Feb 15 Deputy Sheriff Huffer and the Fearing, Little Muskingum, New Matamoras and Newport fire departments responded to a fire at a residence owned by Michael Douglas, age 47, at 345 Upper Archers Fork Road, New Matamoras. When Deputy Huffer arrived, the home was burnt down to its frame and the fire was smoldering. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental; no injuries were reported.

On 20 Feb 15 a Sheriff’s Office employee reported an unknown suspect in South Carolina used her husband’s personal information to obtain a payday loan that was later to sent her husband for collections. This case remains under investigation (126).

On 20 Feb 15 James Bryant Jr., age 67, 10 Browns Road Apt. 1D, Marietta, reported his neighbor, Lucy Hickman, 10 Browns Road Apt. C3, was intoxicated and irate because he asked her to leave his home. Ms. Hickman shared a twelve pack of beer with Mr. Bryant at his home and became argumentative when she asked her to leave because he was tired. Mr. Bryant said Ms. Hickman went crazy and refused to leave despite his repeated requests. While being questioned by Deputy Sheriff Hunter, Ms. Hickman could barely stand and could not answer questions due her state of rage. Ms. Hickman admitted consuming at least fifteen beers that evening but denied being intoxicated. Based on his observations, Deputy Hunter arrested Ms. Hickman for criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct by intoxication and transported her to the Washington County Jail. At the jail, Ms. Hickman tested .138 BAC.

On 21 Feb 15 Michael P. Miller, age 1204 Hocking Road, Belpre, reported his ex-wife followed him as he drove around Beverly that morning and at one point sped in front of him and cut him off with her vehicle. Mr. Miller declined to pursue charges in the matter. Deputy Sheriff Johnson informed Mr. Miller of his options in regards to obtaining a civil protection order.

On 21 Feb 15 Sgt. Johnson responded to the scene of death of a seventy-seven year old Muskingum Township resident. The woman’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 22 Feb 15 Deputy Sheriff McPeek requested a summons for Miranda Nutter, age 29, 29180 Houston Road, Little Hocking, for disorderly conduct by intoxication. As soon as she entered the Lawnsdale in the early morning hours, Ms. Nutter approached her ex-husband’s ex-girlfriend and initiated a confrontation. Ms. Nutter threw a beer on the victim and tossed shot glasses on the bar floor. Ms. Nutter claimed she was not involved in any incident but six witnesses contradicted her.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 20 Feb 15 and Monday 23 Feb 15:

Eldon Ray Pierce Jr., age 38, 704 Elm Street Apt. 2, Belpre, for two misdemeanor counts of nonsupport of dependents. Pierce was arrested in Juvenile Court by Deputy Sheriff Gerber on Greene Street by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Feb 15 at 1:45 pm.

Abby Lynne Roach, age 21, 110 Indian Run Road, Marietta, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Roach was arrested on Hickory Street in Lower Salem by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Feb 15 at 2:10 pm.

Andrew Lee McCarty, age 26, 125 Hickory Street, Lower Salem, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. McCarty was arrested at his residence by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Feb 15 at 2:21 pm.

Justin Ryan Schroeder, age 33, 6235 Fifteenmile Creek Road, Wingett Run, for a felony charge of violating the terms of his probation and two counts of theft. Schroeder was arrested at Wal-Mart by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Feb 15 at 2:39 pm.

Cory Douglas Bennett, age 24, 38 Turkey Hollow Road, Cutler, for public indecency, a misdemeanor. Bennett was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Feb 15 at 10:23 pm.

Lucy Mae Hickman, age 55, 10 Browns Road Apt. C3, Marietta, for criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct by intoxication, both misdemeanors. Hickman was arrested on Browns Road by Deputy Sheriff Hunter and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Feb 15 at 11:51 pm.

Scott Lee Carpenter, age 52, 415 ½ Third Street, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Carpenter was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Estes of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Feb 15 at 9:12 pm.

William Edward Bartges Jr., age 42, 210 Maple Street, Newport, for felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest and misdemeanor charges of violating the terms of a protection order, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct by intoxication. Bartges was arrested in Newport by Sgt. McLeish of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Feb 15 at 12:30 am.

Timothy Lee Stumbo, age 44, 30501 Lebanon Road, Lower Salem, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Stumbo turned himself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Feb 15 at 9:33 pm.

Dallas Willey Farnsworth, age 41, 122 Harmar Street, Marietta, for theft, a misdemeanor. Farnsworth was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Estes of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Feb 15 at 10:00 pm.

Thomas William Joseph Gaughan, age 28, 7133 Saint Marys Avenue, Parkersburg, for violating the terms of his probation, receiving stolen property and forgery, all felonies. Gaughan was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Feb 15 at 12:57 pm.

Earl Dean Griffin II, age 38, 2470 Pleasant Ridge Road, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Griffin was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Feb 15 at 2:00 pm.

There are currently eighty-six men and twenty-two women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

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