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NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 29 AUG 14

On 28 Aug 14 one of the owners of Worthington Farms reported a large amount of produce was stolen from their roadside stand on State Route 60 near Riverview Road in Adams Township. In addition to stealing courgettes, watermelons, peppers and tomatoes, the suspect(s) unsuccessfully attempted to pry open the stand’s cash box. The value of the stolen produce is between $75 and $100. This case remains under investigation (113).

On 28 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff White responded to the scene of an altercation in the parking lot of IGA in Newport. What initially was an argument between Sherry Van Pelt, age 56, 5715 Serene Drive, Beaumont, TX, and her son’s fiancée escalated to the point where both women were shoving each other. Neither of the involved parties desired to pursue charges against the other.

On 28 Aug 14 Sgt. Reeder requested a summons for Amanda M. Montano, age 33, 2317 Oak Street, Parkersburg, for telecommunications harassment. Despite being asked previously to not contact the thirty two year old victim, Ms. Montano phoned the victim nineteen times since 20 Aug. In one call, Ms. Montano threatened to assault the victim, causing her to fear enough for her safety that she left her home with her daughter to stay at a relative’s home for an evening.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 28 Aug 14 and Friday 29 Aug 14:

Timothy Marrell Conner, age 27, 366 E. 222nd Street, Cleveland, for theft, forgery, and receiving stolen property, all felonies. Conner was arrested on Orchard Street by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Aug 14 at 11:17 pm.

Erin Kathleen Martin, age 39, 3623 Packard Street Apt. 48, Parkersburg, for driving under a suspended license and speeding, both misdemeanors. Martin was arrested on Acme Street by Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 14 at 12:27 am.

Daniel Scott Metz, age 43, 101 Allen Street, Little Hocking, for violating the terms of a protection order, a misdemeanor. Metz was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Chapman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Aug 14 at 10:57 am.

There are currently 102 men and eighteen women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 28 AUG 14

On 26 Aug 14 the Warren Fire Department transported Phillip Casto, age 67, 3290 Warren Chapel Road, Marietta, to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to a laceration on his right wrist. Mr. Casto was moving bags of concrete mix in the front loader of his tractor when his tractor began to coast backward down a hill. Unable to press the tractor’s brake, Mr. Casto cut the steering wheel to avoid striking a fence. That action caused the tractor to roll onto its side. Mr. Casto did not suffer any serious injuries (1090).

On 26 Aug 14 a thirty-three year old Marietta resident reported another student gave her fourteen year old son prescription pills while riding the school bus home from Frontier High School. The teenager confirmed that for the past two days two students gave him pills that they said were muscle relaxers. This case remains under investigation (509).

On 27 Aug 14 Daryl Vandale, age 64, 605 Dodd Run Road, Marietta, reported he was recently informed that another individual used his personal information to file an Ohio state income tax return. This case remains under investigation (507).

On 27 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes arrested David C. Houck, age 21, 710 Old Sweeney Farm Road, Pineville, WV, for OVI and for driving outside the marked lanes of travel. First noticing that Mr. Houck was traveling 48 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 77, Lt. Rhodes stopped Mr. Houck near milepost thirteen for driving outside his lane of travel. Lt. Rhodes observed that Mr. Houck’s eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. Mr. Houck was also slow to respond to questions and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Inside Mr. Houck’s vehicle, Lt. Rhodes discovered a smoking device along with packages of herbal incense. Mr. Houck claimed he used the device to burn incense and denied using it to ingest any incense products.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 27 Aug 14 and Thursday 28 Aug 14:

David Cody Houck, age 21, 710 Old Sweeney Farm Road, Pineville, WV, for OVI and for driving outside the marked lanes of travel, both misdemeanors. Houck was arrested near milepost thirteen on Interstate 77 by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Aug 14 at 11:27 pm.

Darla Sue Dunfee, age 41, 713 Briggs Hill Road, Belpre, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Dunfee was picked up in Belmont County, WV by Deputy Sheriff Ellenwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Aug 14 at 1:55 pm.

There are currently 106 men and seventeen women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 27 AUG 14

On 22 Aug 14 Lt. Rhodes and Detective Smeeks responded to the scene of death of a sixty-nine year old Warren Township resident. The woman’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 25 Aug 14 Lt. Stackpole responded to a domestic dispute at the home of Alford Wilson, age 62, at 427 Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre. Mr. Wilson admitted being involved in an argument with his wife over marital issues but said no physical violence occurred. Mr. Wilson’s wife agreed, stating that this type of incident occurs fairly often as they are trying to work through issues. Based on his investigation, Lt. Stackpole closed this case as unfounded.

On 25 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer and Detective Parks responded to the scene of death of a seventy-one year old Marietta Township resident. The man was found pinned under his riding mower on a steep slope on his property. The emergency room physician said the cause of the man’s death could have been cardiac-related but she was not certain. No foul play is suspected.

On 26 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff McPeek and the Warren Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at the residence of William E. Hague, age 35, at 370 Lang Farm Road, Marietta. Mr. Hague had just parked his 2003 Chevy Silverado and was feeding his animals when his neighbor ran to him and informed him the vehicle was on fire. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames but quickly extinguished by the fire department. The cause of the fire appears to be electrical in nature.

On 26 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer requested summonses for Donald Bartimus Jr., age 34, 2346 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, and his wife Katherine, age 33, for theft. While Mr. Bartimus filled out a DVD rental form at Par Mar at 8600 State Route 339, Vincent, surveillance video showed his wife stepping behind the counter and placing two or three packs of cigarettes in her purse. Thereafter, Mr. Bartimus can be seen placing a 5 Hour Energy drink in his pocket before paying for a DVD rental. Mr. Bartimus was initially vague when asked about stealing anything, stating that he and his wife were high on Xanax at the time. He later admitted he and his wife stole the items.

On 26 Aug 14 Sean C. Schwendeman, age 44, 4725 Zion Ridge Road, Marietta, reported he believes a relative may have stolen his recently filled prescription medication. Mr. Schwendeman was unsure if the relative actually took his medication so he declined to pursue the matter further (509).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 26 Aug 14 and Wednesday 27 Aug 14:

Talon Daniel Feucht, age 20, 843 Greene Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation and for four counts of contributing to the delinquency/unruliness of a minor, all misdemeanors. Feucht was arrested at the office of Probation Officer E. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 10:03 am.

Jeremy Ray Collins, age 32, 1713 Staunton Avenue, Parkersburg, for possession of drug paraphernalia, for not wearing a seat belt and for violating the terms of his probation, all misdemeanors. Collins was arrested near milepost three on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 2:22 pm.

Vickie Marie Thompson, age 31, 111 W. Montgomery Street Lot 10, Marietta, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Thompson was picked up at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 3:32 pm.

Joseph Richard Fox, age 34, 215 ½ Second Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Fox was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 4:27 pm.

Dennis Ray Oakley, age 33, 110 Browns Alley, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Oakley was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 14 at 9:39 pm.

There are currently 109 men and nineteen women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 26 AUG 14

On 22 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Augenstein requested summonses for David L. Antill, age 58, 1245 McGill Road, Vincent, and his live in girlfriend, Cynthia Misner, age 47, for disorderly conduct by fighting. During an argument over a guest in their home, Ms. Misner slapped Mr. Antill. As a reflex, Mr. Antill said he slapped Ms. Misner. Witnesses to the disagreement also said each party choked the other. Neither Mr. Antill nor Ms. Misner said they were in fear for their safety during the dispute.

On 23 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff White arrested Erin M. Gandee, age 31, 342 Damon Road, Waterford, for using a weapon while intoxicated and for two counts of child endangering. Ms. Gandee’s eleven year old daughter reported her mother had been consuming alcohol and pointed a gun at her own head. Ms. Gandee then fired two shots from a rifle into a wooded area behind her home. Upset following an argument with her boyfriend, Ms. Gandee admitted drinking twelve beers that evening. Ms. Gandee denied being suicidal and stated she enjoys firing the weapon as a relief for stress. When Ms. Gandee left the weapon unattended, the eleven year old retrieved the weapon and locked it in a closet. She also his a knife that her mother was allegedly going to use to harm herself. Along with the eleven year old child, Ms. Gandee’s eight year old son fled the home during the incident.

On 23 Aug 14 Carrie Allen, age 26, 4024 ½ Cedar Street, New Boston, OH, reported the father of her children, Juan Navarez, age 28, 122 Tennis Center Drive Apt. 42, Marietta, choked her. Ms. Allen was at Mr. Navarez’s apartment to exchange custody of their children when an argument erupted over Mr. Nunez possibly seeing another woman. As he grew angry, Mr. Navarez choked Ms. Allen to the point at which she almost lost consciousness. Ms. Allen said when Mr. Navarez attempted to attack her again she head butted him in the face. Ms. Allen stated she was in fear for her safety during the incident and explained that she believed Mr. Navarez was going to kill her. Consequently, Deputy Sheriff McKee arrested Mr. Navarez for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail. Mr. Navarez is also being held as an illegal alien.

On 24 Aug 14 Deputy Sheriff Ellenwood was off duty when a customer outside Dollar General at 10282 State Route 550, Barlow, informed her that two children were left unattended inside a vehicle outside the store. When Deputy Sheriff Metts arrived at the scene, the parents of the two year old and two month old admitted leaving the children in the vehicle while they were inside the store for what they claimed was approximately five minutes. Based on his investigation, Deputy Metts requested summonses for Kylee Lashley, age 22, and Shawn Cuthbertson, age 20, both of 318 Third Street, Beverly, for two counts of child endangering.

There were no suspects processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 25 Aug 14 and Tuesday 26 Aug 14.

There are currently 107 men and twenty-three women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 25 AUG 14

On 22 Aug 14 Theodore Hoffert, age 53, 15725 State Route 821, Macksburg, reported sometime between 18 Aug and 19 Aug an unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole between $5 and $10 in change. This case remains under investigation (129).

On 22 Aug 14 Leonard Wiggins, age 88, 830 Mill Branch Road, Belpre, was walking his dog along Mill Branch Road when a neighbor’s pit bull-type dog charged at him and attacked him and his dog. Mr. Wiggins suffered minor wounds to both hands and received treatment at Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre Emergency Room. Mr. Wiggins’ dog received veterinary treatment for injuries suffered in the attack. The dog’s caretaker, Sharon J. House, age 53, 764 Mill Branch Road, said she let the dog outside and it immediately charged at Mr. Wiggins. Ms. House was eventually able to restrain her dog and placed it inside her home. For her actions, Ms. House will be issued a summons to appear in court for failing to confine/restrain a dog.

On 23 Aug 14 Charles M. Wasson, age 85, 107 Wyandotte Road, Marietta, reported he recently discovered a chain pulley was stolen from a barn on property he owns at 14330 State Route 821, Macksburg. This case remains under investigation (910).

On 23 Aug 14 Bessie Schofield, age 72, 309 Simpson Street, Marietta, reported she believes a family member stole twenty-five pills from a prescription medication bottle in her bedroom. This case remains under investigation (129).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 22 Aug 14 and Monday 25 Aug 14:

Steven Joe Francis, age 21, 2134 Washington Boulevard Lot 1, Belpre, for breach of recognizance and for being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, both misdemeanors. Francis was arrested at in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Ellenwood of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 14 at 11:08 am.

Nathaniel Ross Stevens, age 25, 397 Roberts Drive, Belpre, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Stevens was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 14 at 11:11 am.

William Lewis Campbell, age 25, 541 Main Street, Malta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Campbell was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 14 at 11:30 am.

Alpensie Lee Harris, age 47, 929 Poplar Street, Parkersburg, for theft, a misdemeanor. Harris was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 14 at 3:34 pm.

Angel Beth Jackson, age 32, 207 ½ Florence Street, Belpre, for two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Jackson was arrested on Washington Boulevard by Patrolman Holiday of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 14 at 5:19 pm.

Joseph Hai Bui, age 36, 700 Fourth Street Apt. C, New Matamoras, for theft, a misdemeanor. Bui was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Moyers of the New Matamoras Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 14 at 6:09 pm.

Jeffrey Dwayne Smith, age 19, 1779 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Smith was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 14 at 10:20 pm.

Krystal Kay Carpenter, age 34, 220 Pennsylvania Avenue Apt. 1, Marietta, for felony charges of illegal conveyance of items into a detention facility and possession of drugs and misdemeanor charges of OVI, driving under a suspended license, possession of drugs and failure to obey the right of way. Carpenter was arrested on Second Street by Patrolman Estes of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 14 at 1:01 am.

Dustin Alain Burwell, age 25, 1420 Braun Road, Belpre, for a felony charge of obstruction of justice and a misdemeanor charge of interference with custody. Burwell was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 14 at 10:04 am.

Juan Navarez Nunez, age 28, 122 Tennis Center Drive Apt. 42, Marietta, for being an illegal alien and for a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. Nunez was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 14 at 1:38 pm.

Paul Wesley Boling, age 36, 319 McGill Road, Vincent, for being a fugitive from justice, a felony. Boling was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McConnell and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 14 at 2:12 pm.

Robert Dale Goodnight Jr., age 36, 1115 15th Street, Parkersburg, for theft and for violating the terms of a protection order, both misdemeanors. Goodnight was arrested on Newbury Road in Little Hocking by Sgt. McLeish of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 14 at 11:14 pm.

James Ralph Cooke III, age 51, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Cooke was arrested on Greene Street by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 14 at 12:01 am.

Erin Michelle Gandee, age 31, 342 Damon Road, Waterford, for using a weapon while intoxicated and two counts of child endangering, all misdemeanors. Gandee was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff White and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 14 at 1:25 am.

Jaime Machen-Salazar, age 24, 540 College Parkway Apt. 104, Parkersburg, for being an illegal alien, for a felony count of forgery and for misdemeanor counts of OVI, operating a vehicle without a license and for driving on the wrong side of the roadway. Machen-Salazar was arrested on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 14 at 4:03 am.

Melody Ann Keene, age 60, 610 Cutler Street, Marietta, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Keene was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 14 at 8:51 pm.

Christopher Lee Cheshire, age 25, 821 Quincy Hill Road, Parkersburg, for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Cheshire was arrested George Street by Patrolman Tewanger of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 14 at 12:28 am.

Brittany Maria Martin, age 28, 100A Linwood Avenue, Marietta, for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Martin was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 14 at 2:07 am.

Danielle Anne Dalton, age 21, 1663 Lincoln Heights, Pomeroy, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Dalton was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 14 at 11:26 am.

Dustin Wade Slagle, age 21, 4895 Meadowlark Drive, Lorain, OH, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Slagle was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 14 at 1:46 pm.

There are currently 107 men and twenty-three women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

 

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