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NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 26 NOV 14

On 22 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff Reeder requested warrants for Jason Lauderman, age 26, 210 Cedar Street, Marietta, for assault, unauthorized use of a vehicle and two counts of automobile theft. Mr. Lauderman was at a party with his girlfriend, Mikayla Haskell, age 20, 153 Dickens Drive Apt. 25, Mineral Wells, at a residence on Luke Chute Road when he took Ms. Haskell’s keys and entered her vehicle. Ms. Haskell attempted to remove the keys from the ignition because Mr. Lauderman had been drinking, at which point Mr. Lauderman shoved her to the ground. Mr. Lauderman then reversed the vehicle and ran over Ms. Haskell’s right foot. He abandoned the vehicle on railroad tracks on Sparling Road. Mr. Lauderman’s drunken exploits continued, as he stole a truck from Globe Metallurgical and crashed it on Sparling Road approximately three quarters of a mile from where he abandoned Ms. Haskell’s vehicle. Thereafter, Mr. Lauderman attempted to steal another truck from the property of Clinton Denton, age 66, at 785 Swift Road, Waterford. Mr. Lauderman was able to enter and start Mr. Denton’s truck but was not able to drive it from the scene after he ran over large log and got caught up on it. In addition to cuts and scrapes, Ms. Haskell suffered a laceration to her foot that required several stitches to close.

On 25 Nov 14 an employee of C&C Dodge, 1305 Pike Street, Marietta, reported sometime overnight three suspects entered a fenced area at the business and stole a set of four tires and rims. The estimated value of the stolen items is $2,500. This case remains under investigation (790).

The following suspect was processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 25 Nov 14 and Wednesday 26 Nov 14:

Michael Von Richards, age 37, 1365 McGill Road, Vincent, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Richards was arrested in Common Pleas Court by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Nov 14 at 4:42 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 25 NOV 14

On 21 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer responded to the scene of death of a seventy-four year old Grandview Township resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 22 Nov 14 Jeanie M. Hendershot, age 40, 11 Watertown Road, Waterford, was traveling northbound on State Route 339 near the 18500 block when she encountered ice and lost control of her Pontiac sedan. The vehicle spun backwards over a hill and struck a telephone pole on the driver’s side. Ms. Hendershot was uninjured (509).

On 22 Nov 14 employees at the Lowell Duke at 100 Main Street reported an intoxicated male was passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in the store’s parking lot. At the scene, Sgt. Anderson and Deputy Sheriff Underwood found David A. Long, age 54, 5940 Lowell Hill Road, Lowell, slumped forward in the driver’s seat with drool running out of his mouth. Once the Deputies roused Mr. Long from his slumber, they noticed he had glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Mr. Long was also unsteady on his feet and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Based on their observations, Deputy Underwood arrested Mr. Long for being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Long has been arrested for OVI on five previous occasions within the past twenty years.

On 23 Nov 14 Clinton L. Purkey, age 40, 5870 County House Lane, Marietta, was riding his motorcycle southbound on County House Lane near Morris Loop Road when his motorcycle malfunctioned, leaving him unable to negotiate a curve. Mr. Purkey and his motorcycle careened off the right side of the roadway and crashed into a ditch. The Reno Emergency Squad transported Mr. Purkey to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to minor injuries (1010).

On 23 Nov 14 Larry Clevenger, age 52, 2274 Tick Ridge Road, Lower Salem, reported two pressure washers were stolen from a property he owns at 2265 Tick Ridge Road. Mr. Clevenger estimates the two Troy Bilt washers are worth a total of $500. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 24 Nov 14 the Marietta Fire Department transported a twelve year old St. John’s School student to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to a laceration on his upper right leg. The twelve year old was attempting to climb down the school’s flagpole after unsuccessfully attempting to untangle the ropes when his pants became caught on the wrapping hooks. When the student jumped down he suffered a 1.5” laceration, which required stitches. He was treated and released from the hospital.

On 24 Nov 14 Michael Tantao, age 32, 1010 Atkins Bay, San Antonio, TX, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s) cut 265 feet of welding lead from his truck parked at Harris RV Park at 26 Merchant Lane, Newport. Another resident at the RV park also reported having items stolen from his truck during the same timeframe. This case remains under investigation (129).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 24 Nov 14 and Tuesday 25 Nov 14:

Makaila Ann Norman, age 19, 39 Palace Lane, Glendenning, WV, for theft and for two counts of forgery, all felonies. Norman was arrested in Common Pleas Court by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Nov 14 at 11:11 am.

Brenan Alexandra Molden, age 21, 3500 12th Avenue, Parkersburg, for theft, a felony. Molden turned herself in to Sgt. Reeder at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Nov 14 at 11:37 am.

Derek Eugene Petry, age 34, 260 Mechanic Street, Macksburg, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Petry was arrested in Common Pleas Court by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Nov 14 at 5:42 pm.

Christopher Michael Factor, age 36, 5157 N. State Route 39, Shelby, OH, for contempt of a court order, a felony. Factor was picked up at the Seneca County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Nov 14 at 6:08 pm.

Jeanette Renne Cline, age 37, 53371 State Route 681, Reedsville, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Cline was arrested in Belpre by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Nov 14 at 1:16 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 24 NOV 14

On 21 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff McPeek requested summonses for Christina M. Bailey, age 38, and her daughter, Kari D. Voshel, age 25, both of 3840 Patten Mills Road, Stockport, for disorderly conduct by fighting. Ms. Voshel said she argued with her mother over household chores and the facts that her mother did not want to go to a bar with her and was dating a twenty year old. The argument escalated to the point where Ms. Voshel and Ms. Bailey began slapping each other. Ms. Voshel and her husband agreed to stay elsewhere for the evening to avoid further problems.

On 21 Nov 14 a thirty-two year old Macksburg resident reported her eight year old daughter told her that her bus driver slapped her right shoulder on the ride home from school that afternoon. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 21 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff McPeek investigated reports that a truck of teenagers were throwing eggs at vehicles and homes in the area of Newbury Road in Little Hocking. The suspects threw eggs against at least a half dozen vehicles and one home.

On 22 Nov 14 Matthew C. Rector, age 21, 11725 Hoover Lane, Fredericksburg, VA, was traveling northbound on Interstate 77 when he encountered black ice near milepost fourteen. Mr. Rector’s Jeep Wrangler slid into the median strip, where it rolled once and came to rest upright. The vehicle sustained moderate damage. Mr. Rector was not injured (1010).

On 22 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff Reeder requested a summons for Jason A. Lauderman, age 26, 210 Cedar Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of a protection order. A day earlier, Mr. Lauderman phoned and sent text messages to a Marietta resident in violation of a protection order she has against him.

On 23 Nov 14 the Beverly Emergency Squad transported Eric Schaad, age 36, 115 Anderson Lane, Waterford, to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to burns he suffered at Globe Metallurgical at 1595 Sparling Road, Waterford. Mr. Schaad was attempting to tap a tank of molten metal to drain or transfer it when it splashed onto his arms and chest and under his facemask onto his nose and upper lip. Mr. Schaad was transferred to the burn unit at Ohio State Medical Center for additional treatment (509).

On 23 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer and the Reno Fire Department were dispatched to a fire outside the residence of Tony L. Carpenter, age 44, at 1902 Sandhill Road, Marietta. Mr. Carpenter was burning a small pile of trash when the wind caused the fire to spread to the surrounding area. The fire was quickly extinguished and did not cause damage to any property.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 21 Nov 14 and Monday 24 Nov 14:

Danielle Dawn Tanner, age 37, 1030 1/2 Ann Street, Parkersburg, for failure to appear and for breach of recognizance, both misdemeanors. Tanner was arrested at Marietta Memorial Hospital by Patrolman Hanson of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Nov 14 at 7:08 pm.

Brian Russell Morgan Jr., age 32, 319 Simpson Street, Marietta, for obstructing official business and for breach of recognizance, both misdemeanors. Morgan was arrested on Linwood Avenue by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Nov 14 at 9:54 pm.

Brittany Maria Martin, age 29, 1234 Saint Marys Avenue, Parkersburg, for breach of recognizance, failure to appear and obstructing official business, all misdemeanors. Martin was arrested on Linwood Avenue by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Nov 14 at 10:13 pm.

Eldon Ray Pierce Jr., age 38, 704 Elm Street Apt. 2, Belpre, for two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Pierce was arrested at Iddings Trucking by Deputy Sheriff McPeek and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Nov 14 at 10:44 pm.

Eric Mahlon Monroe, age 27, 1523 Darlington Avenue, Youngstown, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Monroe was arrested near the intersection of Third and Greene streets by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Nov 14 at 2:59 am.

David Alan Long, age 54, 5940 Lowell Hill Road, Lowell, for being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Long was arrested in Lowell by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Nov 14 at 8:08 pm.

Bernard Lee Prescott Jr., age 37, 3372 Bunker Lake Boulevard, Ham Lake, MN, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Prescott was arrested on Maple Street by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Nov 14 at 4:09 am.

Aaron Michael Wagner, age 20, 812 Walnut Street, Belpre, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Wagner was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Holiday of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Nov 14 at 7:48 pm.

Dallas Willey Farnsworth, age 41, 708 Front Street Lot 22, Marietta, for two misdemeanor counts of theft. Farnsworth was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Wenzel of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Nov 14 at 10:16 pm.

Danny Lee Flowers, age 54, 100 Crestlyn Court, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Flowers was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Nov 14 at 10:24 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 21 NOV 14

On 20 Nov 14 Lt. Norman and Sgt. Reeder responded to a domestic dispute at 117 Elm Street, Beverly. Kasey Bell, age 29, said his wife began yelling at him while they were outside their residence and they subsequently were involved in a pushing match with the door of their trailer that broke the door. Neither party reported being in fear for their safety during the incident. As a result, Lt. Norman closed this case as unfounded.

On 20 Nov 14 Ivan D. Nunn, age 34, 460 Coal Run Drive, Lowell, reported sometime between 17 and 18 Nov an unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his vehicle. This case remains under investigation (594).

On 21 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer responded to the scene of death of a seventy-four year old Grandview Township resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

The following suspect was processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 20 Nov 14 and Friday 21 Nov 14:

Gary Lee McFadden II, age 44, 210 S. Fifth Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. McFadden was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Nov 14 at 7:17 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 14 NOV 14

On 19 Nov 14 a fifteen year old Braun Road, Belpre, resident suffered burns to 50% of his body when he attempted to fuel a fire with gasoline. While the teenager was pouring gasoline onto a fire he built to cook hot dogs, the gas can exploded. The teenager then ran around his yard in an attempt to extinguish his burning clothes. A neighbor, Travis Sturm, age 18, 3212 Braun Road, was nearby and ran to help. Mr. Sturm was able to get the teenager on the ground and to roll him to extinguish the flames. He received first, second and third degree burns to his arms, face and hands. After receiving treatment at Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre campus, the teenager was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Columbus and Mr. Sturm was transferred to Ohio State Medical Center by ambulance.

On 19 Nov 14 Deputy Sheriff Carr and the New Matamoras Fire Department responded to a fire at 3575 Rinard Mills Road, New Matamoras. Two individuals cutting firewood in the area first noticed the fire in the gas pumping station building and observed electricity arcing from the area of the station’s compressor. The building and its contents were a total loss. The fire’s origin does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

On 20 Nov 14 Irma Chutes, age 56, 102 Simpson Street, Marietta, reported her estranged husband made several comments to her that she interpreted as being threatening. Deputy Sheriff Metts spoke to the alleged suspect and determined that no act of domestic violence occurred.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 19 Nov 14 and Thursday 20 Nov 14:

Kayla Dale Bates, age 29, 43891 Rich Valley Road, Caldwell, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Bates was arrested in Beverly by Patrolman Perine of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 2:55 pm.

Christian Marc McCarty, age 23, 125 Hickory Street, Lower Salem, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. McCarty was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 4:24 pm.

Benjamin Randall Bruce, age 25, 111 W. Montgomery Street Lot 23, Marietta, for illegal conveyance of items into a detention facility, a felony. Bruce was picked up at the Ross Correctional Institution by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 5:57 pm.

Troy Justin Mowery, age 23, 602 Washington Square, Marietta, for three misdemeanor counts of domestic violence. Mowery was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 7:09 pm.

Matthew Dennis Mendenhall, age 31, 795 Greene Street, Newport, for three counts of burglary and three counts of theft of drugs, all felonies. Mendenhall turned himself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Nov 14 at 7:26 pm.

Anthony Wayne Martin, age 38, 1010 Florence Street Apt. 3, Belpre, for assault, a misdemeanor. Martin was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Greathouse of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Nov 14 at 5:14 am.

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

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