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NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 26 AUG 15

On 25 Aug 15 Maurice D. Lockett, age 47, 1956 Miami Avenue, Kingman, AZ, reported he parked his semi-truck next to two other trucks at Globe Metallurgical at 10 pm the previous evening and when he returned to his truck the next day he noticed his front bumper had been partially torn from his truck. This case remains under investigation (1007).

On 25 Aug 15 William Fisher, age 51, 72 Franklin Drive, Little Hocking, reported on 21 Aug he discovered a Stihl chainsaw was missing from a storage building on his property. This case remains under investigation (907).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 25 Aug 15 and Wednesday 26 Aug 15:

Jenna Lauren Baitler, age 20, 410 ½ Maple Street, Marietta, for cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor. Baitler was arrested at her residence by Patrolman Gragan of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 15 at 1:58 pm.

Cody Lee Parker, age 26, 12 County Road 340, Glen, MS, for complicity in illegal assembly of drug making chemicals, a felony. Parker was picked up at the Madison Correctional Institution by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Aug 15 at 2:50 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 25 AUG 15

On 22 Aug 15 Lt. Hornbeck arrested Daniel Metz, age 44, 253 Lake Road, Belpre, for domestic violence. During an argument over a set of car keys with his live-in girlfriend, Karen Statkiewicz, age 33, Mr. Metz pinned her wrist against a fence and shook her. Ms. Statkiewicz said she was uninjured but stated she feared for her safety because she could not escape and because Mr. Metz is bigger than she is.

On 23 Aug 15 Carolyn D. Binegar, age 30, 1210 Williamson Avenue, New Matamoras, reported her husband, Mark, age 29, was intoxicated when she arrived home from work around 4 pm. After they ran errands, Mr. Binegar commented that he was going to tamper with his wife’s vehicle so she would die while she was on her way to work the following day. Mr. Binegar also stated he was going to smash his wife’s head in after their children went to bed and threatened that he would shoot her if she called law enforcement. Mrs. Binegar said that she has been a victim of domestic violence involving her husband in the past and stated he had the same look in his eyes as he did when he has assaulted her on previous occasions. Based on his investigation, Lt. Hornbeck arrested Mr. Binegar for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 24 Aug 15 Joel P. Eaton, age 45, 1610 Bender Road, Marietta, reported that morning he discovered the rims and mud tires were stolen off a 1977 Jeep he stores in a building on his property. Mr. Eaton said when he noticed the tires were missing, the Jeep was jacked up on three jack stands that do not belong to him. The total value of the tires and rims is approximately $2,000. This case remains under investigation (912).

On 24 Aug 15 Sgt. Mankins requested a summons for Mark T. Venham, age 53, 1060 Sugar Run Road, Marietta, for allowing animals to remain at large. A neighbor reported that three of Mr. Venham’s cows escaped from their fencing and were in his yard. The neighbor said Mr. Venham’s cows regularly escape from their fencing.

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

Geoffery Mark Vrooman, age 39, 106 E. Madison Street, East Islip, NY, for disorderly conduct by intoxication and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors. Vrooman was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 15 at 12:08 am.

James Justin Lowers, age 36, 20 Charles Street, Newport, for a felony charge of violating the terms of his probation and two misdemeanor counts of criminal simulation. Lowers was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 15 at 12:58 pm.

Thomas Gene Carpenter Jr., age 43, 214 Patricia Drive Apt. G, Byesville, 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 24 Aug 15 at 2:29 pm.

Chante Lafawn Rake, age 24, 1041 Hadley Lane, Marietta, for breach of recognizance, hit-skip and contempt of a court order, all misdemeanors. Rake was arrested at Colonial Terrace by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 15 at 5:41 pm.

Katelyn Alayna Amrine, age 21, 944 Lancaster Street, Marietta, for theft, a felony. Amrine was arrested at her residence by Patrolman Heddleston of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 15 at 2:45 am.

Tumarcus Anthony Steele, age 23, 1321 Orchard Park Drive, Columbus, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Steele was arrested in Common Pleas Court by Deputy Sheriff Sheaves and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 15 at 8:58 am.

Joshua Lou Miller, age 35, 25900 Rock Street, Coolville, for theft and for breaking and entering, both felonies. Miller was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 15 at 12:29 pm.

Patrick Corey Jackson, age 36, 2301 Rockland Avenue, Marietta, for failure to appear, contempt of a court order and two counts of breach of recognizance, all felonies. Jackson was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 15 at 12:44 pm.

Matthew Ryan Runyon, age 34, PO Box 97, Wilkesville, OH, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Runyon was picked up at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 15 at 2:48 pm.

There are currently ninety-four men and eighteen women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 24 AUG 15

On 21 Aug 15 Jim Schoeppner, age 57, 103 Social Row, Marietta, reported he removed his property from his storage building at 30 Brooks Lane, Marietta, two weeks ago and he recently discovered a cordless drill and a rechargeable screwdriver were missing. This case remains under investigation (1104).

On 21 Aug 15 employees of EnerVest, 1748 Saltwell, Road, Dover, OH, reported a gas line caught fire at an oil well they were tending at 5074 Rainbow Road, Lowell. The employees were in the process of repairing a gas line when their propane torch caught the remaining gas in the line on fire. The fire spread to the surrounding brush and torched the utility vehicle the employees drove to the site. Once their fire extinguishers were emptied, the employees utilized a backhoe to extinguish the remainder of the fire. The utility vehicle was a total loss. Neither employee was injured (131, 912).

On 21 Aug 15 Deputy Sheriff Allender requested a summons for Jason Fair, Age 42, 1543 Woodruff Road, Vincent, for violating the terms of a protection order. Mr. Fair’s neighbor has a protection order against Mr. Fair that forbids him from coming within five feet of their shared property line. The neighbor said that Mr. Fair cut the tops off of his rose bushes, which are located along the fence line. Mr. Fair denied coming within the forbidden zone but he admitted that he used fifteen foot pole trimmers to cut the tops of the rose bushes. The Law Director determined that since Mr. Fair used the pole trimmer as an extension of his body, he was in violation of the protection order.

On 21 Aug 15 Paul Farr, age 68, 561 Veto Road, Little Hocking, reported he was sighting in his AR-15 rifle when a piece of shrapnel ricocheted and struck him in the lower right leg. Mr. Farr said the target was an inch thick steel plate that was positioned between twenty-five and thirty yards away. Mr. Farr, who was not seriously injured, sought treatment at Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre campus (132).

On 22 Aug 15 Deputy Sheriff Call requested a summons for Jeffrey A. Gilbert, age 35, 488 Federal Road, Little Hocking, for illegal use of fireworks. A neighbor reported he observed Mr. Gilbert setting off fireworks and he subsequently found the sticks from used bottle rockets on his property. Mr. Gilbert said he did not know the complainant but stated he recalled a neighbor yelled at him for setting of fireworks on previous occasions.

On 22 Aug 15 Lt. Hornbeck responded to a noise complaint at 11793 Veto Road, Marietta. While being questioned by Lt. Hornbeck, one of the intoxicated partygoers, Tiffany Offenberger, age 36, 25 Radabaugh Road, Marietta, became indignant. Ms. Offenberger ignored Lt. Hornbeck’s requests to cease her belligerent behavior and exclaimed that there was no noise ordinance and that she would not quiet down. Thereafter, Ms. Offenberger said that Lt. Hornbeck should “arrest me.” When Lt. Hornbeck complied with her request, Ms. Offenberger became apologetic and repeatedly said she was sorry for not listening. Lt. Hornbeck released Ms. Offenberger from custody and informed her he would be requesting a summons for her for disorderly conduct.

On 23 Aug 15 Deputy Sheriff McPeek responded to the scene of death of an eighty-six year old Belpre Township resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 23 Aug 15 at 10:30 pm a thirty-four year old Muskingum Township resident reported her fourteen year old daughter ran away from home. The teenager returned home at approximately 4:00 the following morning. Under questioning, the juvenile said she was unharmed and that she felt she needed to get away for a while (107, 132, 608).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 21 Aug 15 and Monday 24 Aug 15:

Nicole Renee Hancock, age 26, 6755 Pike Road, Saint Marys, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Hancock was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Aug 15 at 2:59 pm.

Anthony Wayne Fletcher, age 29, 128 Buells Circle, Marietta, for speeding, a misdemeanor. Fletcher was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Aug 15 at 7:54 pm.

Michael James Farnsworth, age 26, 124 Tennis Center Drive, Marietta, for .08 breath OVI and for driving under an FRA suspended license, both misdemeanors. Farnsworth was arrested on Greene Street by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 15 at 3:59 am.

Isaac Martin, age 45, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Martin was arrested on Linwood Avenue by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 15 at 3:56 pm.

Daniel Scott Metz, age 44, 253 Lake Road, Belpre, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Metz was arrested at his residence by Lt. Hornbeck of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 15 at 11:28 pm.

Karen Nicole Statkiewicz, age 33, 253 Lake Road, Belpre, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Statkiewicz was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Call and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 15 at 11:20 pm.

Daniel Andreas Rykalski, age 26, 2717 25th Street, Parkersburg, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Rykalski was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 15 at 2:20 am.

Mark Stanley Binegar II, age 29, 1210 Williamson Avenue, New Matamoras, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Binegar was arrested in New Matamoras by Deputy Sheriff Allender and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 15 at 10:59 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 21 AUG 15

On 20 Aug 15 Elizabeth A. Duff, age 40, 3290 W. Winding Way, Zanesville, reported she recently discovered items were missing from a vacant home and building she owns at 870 Fifteenmile Creek Road, Marietta. The stolen items include a coal burning stove, a lawnmower, a hot plate and dairy equipment. This case remains under investigation (790).

On 20 Aug 15 Deputy Sheriff Reeder requested a summons for Thomas E. Rowan, age 26, 310 Gantsville Road, Little Hocking, for disorderly conduct. Mr. Rowan’s former stepmother was visiting Mr. Rowan’s residence and confronted him about his alleged drug use. Following a brief verbal altercation, Mr. Rowan threw a glass of soda on her. The victim claimed Mr. struck her and threatened her but a witness did not corroborate the allegation.

On 20 Aug 15 Renee Richardson, age 45, 168 Antioch Road, Little Hocking, reported she was away from her home for the past two days and during that period an unknown suspect entered her home and stole approximately fifteen DVDs, a laptop computer and a jewelry box containing a gold ring. Ms. Richardson declined to pursue the matter further (509).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 20 Aug 15 and Friday 21 Aug 15:

Patrick Ryan Marte, age 30, 1010 Poplar Street, Belpre, for violating the terms of his parole, a felony. Marte was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Doak and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Aug 15 at 10:48 am.

Daniel Earl Sciance, age 19, 1007 Northridge Street Apt. 3, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Sciance was arrested at his residence by Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Aug 15 at 5:04 pm.

Aaron Joseph Parker, age 19, 15905 State Route 550, Fleming, for underage consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. Parker was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Call and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Aug 15 at 5:48 pm.

Randall Craig Wilson, age 57, 123 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, for public indecency and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. Wilson was arrested on Linwood Avenue by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Aug 15 at 8:58 pm.

There are currently ninety-two men and seventeen women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 20 AUG 15

On 19 Aug 15 Lt. Hornbeck arrested Shaighleigh B. Plummer, age 21, for domestic violence. Ms. Plummer became infuriated after her live-in boyfriend, Mark D. Sands, age 32, 2070 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, poured two glasses of water on her head to awake her from her drunken slumber. Mr. Sands allegedly woke his girlfriend so that they could discuss their relationship issues. When Ms. Plummer began throwing objects in the home, Mr. Sands attempted to restrain her on the floor. After Mr. Sands released his girlfriend, he said it appeared that she was going to overturn a television so he pulled her back by her hair. Ms. Plummer subsequently punched Mr. Sands in the face multiple times, causing it to swell and bruise. For his role in the incident, Mr. Sands was issued a summons for disorderly conduct by fighting. At the Washington County Jail, Ms. Plummer tested .111 BAC.

On 20 Aug 15 the Lower Salem Squad transported a twenty-three year old Salem Township resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment. The victim’s sister found him on his porch after midnight and believed he had been huffing gasoline. At the time, the victim was alert but was unable to speak. The victim was reportedly depressed and under stress. He is expected to make a full recovery (907).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 19 Aug 15 and Thursday 20 Aug 15:

Martin Dean Welch Jr., age 43, 1209 Cisler Drive, Marietta, for felonious assault and for a felony charge of abduction. Welch was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Aug 15 at 3:04 pm.

Dylan Michael Tennant, age 18, Maple Street, Marietta, for receiving stolen property, a felony. Tennant was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McConnell and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Aug 15 at 4:01 pm.

Bryant Scott Adkins Sr., age 34, 7575 Avon Lake Road, Lodi, OH, for nonsupport of dependants, a felony. Adkins was arrested on State Route 7 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Aug 15 at 9:39 pm.

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

These suspects were recently sentenced in Common Pleas Court:

Gary L. Cable, age 35, 485 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, for trafficking in drugs, a fourth degree felony; fifteen months;

Logan Venham, age 19, 1060 Sugar Run Road, Marietta, for aggravated vehicular assault, a fourth degree felony; six months;

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