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NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 23 MAY 16

On 20 May 16 Deputy McKee responded to Frontier High School in reference to a juvenile being in possession of marijuana. During the investigation is was learned that two juveniles had approximately 1.19 grams of marijuana. Both juveniles were very cooperative and are being charged with possession of drugs.

On 20 May 16 Sgt. McGilton responded to 606 Florence Street, Belpre, in reference to dogs running loose belonging to Deloris Jackson. Jackson’s dogs entered a neighbor’s property and attacked their dogs. The dogs had no visible injuries. Apparently the dogs are digging under Ms. Jackson’s fence and getting out. Ms. Jackson also had not registered the dogs for 2016. A citation for failure to restrain and failure to register will be issued to Ms. Jackson.

On 20 May 16 Deputies along with the Oak Grove, Warren and Barlow Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the Joann and Neil Hinton residence at 100 Bethel Road, Marietta, to a structure fire. The fire department reported the home as a total loss, and indicated no foul play is suspected. (507)

On 20 May 16 Deputy Tornes requested an arrest warrant through Marietta Municipal Court for Douglas Perry Christopher Jr., address unknown, due to Christopher’s failure to verify his address as required after a conviction in 2010 for sexual battery. Christopher has been in the local area since release from prison and has failed to report to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between friday 20 may 16 and Monday 23 may 16:

Dustin Lee Brooks, age 29, 1776 Briggs Hill Road, Belpre, on warrants for three counts of failure to appear, all misdemeanors. Brooks was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Hanson of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 3:46 pm.

Nathan Allen Ross, age 27, 4683 North State Rt 60, McConnelsville, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Ross was arrested by Patrolman Perrine of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 11:07 pm.

William Joseph Kittle, age 31, 18 Fifth Street, Belpre, for violation of a protection order, a misdemeanor. Kittle was arrested at his residence by Deputy Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 11:55 pm.

Johnny Joseph Johnston, age 56, 3417 Hudson Street, Parkersburg, for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Johnston was arrested at 18 Fifth Street, Belpre, by Deputy Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 12:04 am.

Kelcei Marie Masters, age 22, 806 Garfield Avenue, Marietta, for OVI, drug paraphernalia, OVI.17 breath, drug possession, equipment violation, and no seat belt, all misdemeanors. Masters was arrested on Harmar Street by Trooper Coffland of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 May 16 at 2:54 am.

Kristine Marie Neff, age 44, 9371 Mauze Drive, McConnelsville, for driving under suspension. Neff was picked up in Athens County by Deputy Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 May 16 at 9:05 hrs.

Kelly Jane Farnsworth, age 28, 708 Front Street, Marietta, for probation violation, drug possession and drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. Farnsworth was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 May 16 at 2:00 am.

Ryan Bradley Cain, age 19, 3156 State Rt 555, Little Hocking, for domestic violence and criminal damaging, both misdemeanors. Cain was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 May 16 at 3:45 am.

Edie Kaye Buckner, age 42, 115 Arbutus Lane, Hendersonville, NC, on warrants for drug possession and drug paraphernalia, both felonies. Buckner turned herself in to the Washington County Jail and was processed on 23 May 16 at 9:53 am.

There are currently 19 females and 65 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 24 MAY 16


On 20 May 16 Deputies along with the Reno Volunteer Fire Department Squad responded to Reno in reference to an unresponsive female. The subject was assisted by officers and squad members. (907)

On 20 May 16 Deputies responded to 52 McAtee Street, Cutler, in reference to a missing person. It was reported that Nathan Tabler, age 28, had not been seen in the past 20 hours. The investigation revealed that a temporary protection order was in place between Tabler and Kittle and that Tabler may possibly be at 18 Fifth Street, Belpre, the William Kittle residence. With the assistance of the Belpre Police Department, Kittle was met with and asked if Nathan Tabler was at that residence, in which he stated that he was not, and that he had not heard from him. Deputies also arrived at 18 Fifth Street in which a conversation was held with Kittle on his front porch. While speaking with Kittle, Nathan Tabler was seen running through the back yard. At that time Kittle was read his Miranda Rights and he advised that Tabler had been there the entire time. William Joseph Kittle, age 31, was placed under arrest and charged with violation of a temporary protection order and transported to the Washington County Jail. Johnny Joseph Johnston, age 56, 18 Fifth Street, Belpre, was read his Miranda Rights as well. Johnston stated that he was told by William Kittle to lie to officers. Johnston also stated that he knew there was a missing person report being filed when he lied to the Belpre Police Officer. Johnston was placed under arrest for obstructing official business and was transported to the Washington County Jail. (509)

On 21 May 16 Deputies responded to Tower Road in reference to suspicious activity in that area. Deputies spoke to individuals making the report and cleared the scene. Case is marked closed, no criminal activity. (507)

On 22 May 16 Deputy McKee responded to 45236 State Rt 7, New Matamoras, to meet with Paula M. Smith. Smith stated that she was missing items from her residence. This case remains under investigation.

On 22 May 16 Sgt. Reeder responded to 50 Lindamood Road in reference to Tracy Starr reporting her German Shepard dog being shot. The dog had wounds on both ears as if a bullet grazed the back of her ear and pierced the other ear. This case remains under investigation at this time.

On 22 May 16 Deputy Carr responded to State Rt 821 where an individual had found a wallet and wanted to return it to the subject identified inside. The wallet was returned to the owner. Case closed.

On 23 May 16 Sgt. McGilton responded to 470 Hadley Hollow Road, Marietta, regarding a complaint of Vickie Warne allowing her dogs to run loose and in the roadway. Once arriving at the residence one dog did run into the roadway and was barking at the officer’s vehicle. As Sgt. McGilton exited the patrol vehicle another dog jumped from a window in the residence and charged towards her while barking. Sgt. McGilton spoke with Ms. Warne about the complaint, with her acknowledging that the dogs had been loose. Ms. Warne advised she had nothing to restrain the dogs with. Ms. Warne was issued a citation for failure to restrain.


THE FOLLOwing suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail BETWEEN ON monday 23 may 16 and tuesday 24 may 16:

Tessa Ann Blair, age 23, 27927 Huckleberry Road, Coolville, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Blair was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Department by Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 May 16 at 3:03 pm.

Shawn Lee Whittekind, age 38, 763 Glendale Road, Marietta, on warrants for breach of recognizance, and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. Whittekind was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 12:09 am. Whittekind was further charged with probation violation, a felony, by Adult Parole Authority Officer Ross.

April Nichole Calvert, age 30, 325 Sandhill Road, Reno, tampering with drugs and trafficking in drugs, both felonies, and a warrant for felony theft. Calvert was arrested in Bartlett by Deputy Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 12:49 am.

Derek Ryan Whytsell, age 35, 167 Vickers Road, Marietta, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Whytsell was arrested in Bartlett by Deputy Thorpe of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 1:27 am.

Richard Anthony Waters, age 50, 805 Main Street, Waterford, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Waters was arrested at his residence by Lt. Hornbeck of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 May 16 at 2:45 am.

There are currently 20 females and 67 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 16

On 17 May 16 Sgt. McGilton responded to the Pamela A. Brown residence, 1760 Smith Road, Vincent, regarding her eight dogs not being registered for the year 2016. Seven of the eight dogs were observed wearing the 2015 dog license. Contact with Ms. Brown was attempted, however no response was received. A summons will be issued for Ms. Brown for failing to register her dogs.

On 17 May 16 Deputies assisted a Muskingum Township resident with information after she learned of an outstanding debt due to someone using her information to obtain vehicle loan(s). This case remains under investigation.

On 17 May 16 Deputies along with the Salem Volunteer Fire Department Squad were dispatched to the scene of a deceased female. No foul play is suspected.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail ON TUESDAY 17 MAY 16:

Robert Jonathan Huffman, age 35, 797 Channel Lane, Marietta, for parole violation, abduction (3 counts), felonious assault (3 counts), all felonies, and criminal damage (2 counts) misdemeanors. Huffman was arrested on Channel Lane by Patrolman Ellenwood of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 May 16 at 1:04 pm.

Jalisha Jasmine Hodge, age 31, 302 Lancaster Street, Marietta, for two counts of assault, both misdemeanors. Hodge was arrested at her residence by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 May 16 at 1:39 pm.

Erin Michael Johnson, age 40, 333 Berea Road, Berea, OH, on warrants for aggravated drug possession, a felony, and drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Johnson was picked up at the Strongsville Police Department by Deputy Moyers of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 May 16 at 3:04 pm.

Jenna Danielle Radabaugh, age 26, 101 Washington Street, Marietta, for robbery and assault, felonies, probation violation and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors. Radabaugh was arrested near Walmart by Patrolman Wenzel of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 May 16 at 9:02 pm.

Hillire John Dalton, age 44, 833 Second Street, Marietta, for disorderly conduct and menacing, both misdemeanors. Dalton was arrested by Patrolman Smith of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 May 16 at 9:57 pm.

There are currently 20 females and 71 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 19 MAY 16


On 15 May 16 Deputies along with the Little Hocking, Dunham and Barlow Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 177 Lawn Lane, Belpre, to the Kenneth Crislip residence. A subject driving down State Rt 7 observed the fire and called 911. The fire was extinguished and the residence found to be a total loss. This case remains under investigation. (799)

On 18 May 16 Deputy Black received a warrant from Wood County, WV, for Leah Denise Hartness, age 27, 47 Morgan’s Landing, Elizabeth, WV. The information on the warrant was confirmed with inmate Hartness, finding them to match, therefore Hartness is being charged with fugitive from justice, due to the warrant from Magistrate Court of County.

On 18 May 16 Deputy Hunter was dispatched Lowell, Ohio, to a possible protection order violation. This case remains under investigation.

On 18 May16 Sgt. McGilton along with Humane Officer Misty Carpenter, were called to the Stephanie and Kenneth Treadway residence, 11870 Veto Road, Marietta, where it was reported that the dog had no water for the past two days and its water bucket was knocked down into the creek. Officers responded to this residence and observed the dog’s water bucket lying in the creek with mud inside. The dog was observed, which appeared to be emaciated. In checking the dog the back bone, hip bones and ribs were protruding. The dog was matted, missing hair in some places and extremely filthy. This dog was in poor condition and was without food and water. The dog was removed from the property and a notice was posted for a bond hearing for a cruelty to animal charge. The dog was taken to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley where it was fed and watered. Summons are being requested for Kenneth D. Treadway, age 37, and Stephanie L. Treadway, age 48, 11870 Veto Road, Marietta, for prohibitions concerning companion animals.

On 19 May 16 James W. Brown, 8860 State Rt 821, Lower Salem, reported that a Foreman 500 four wheeler was removed from his property. The value is listed at approximately $6000. This case remains under investigation. (1010)

THE FOLLOWING SUSPECTS WERE PROCESSED INTO THE WASHINGTON COUNTY JAIL between WEDNESDAY 18 MaY 16 and thursday 19 may 16:

Brian Scott Moore, age 40, 879 Davisville Road, Davisville, WV, on warrants for burglary and disrupting public, both felonies, and theft, a misdemeanor. Moore was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Deputy Gerber of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 May 16 at 10:43 am.

Brandon Lee Marcum, age 23, 1801 Old St. Mary’s Pike, Parkersburg, WV, on a warrant for theft, a misdemeanor. Marcum was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Holiday of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 May 16 at 7:51 pm.

Sarah Anne Madunicky, age 30, 17340 Fetzer Drive, Strongsville, OH, on a warrant for probation violation, a felony. Madunicky was arrested on I77 by Trooper Payne of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 May 16 at 10:17 pm.

Isaac Andrew Conner, age 23, 623 Red Hill School Road, Mineral Wells, WV, for assault, a misdemeanor. Conner was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Holiday of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 May 16 at 11:35 pm.

Everett Christopher Freeland, age 31, 110 ½ Lee Street, Belpre, on warrants for failure to appear and contempt of court order, both felonies. Freeland was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Campbell of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 May 16 at 5:26 am.

Kerry Dale Smith, age 57, 112 ½ Lee Street, Belpre, for drug possession, a felony. Smith was arrested in Belpre by Deputy Hunter of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 May 16 at 5:59 am.

Shad Allan Martin, age 38, 1359 Elizabeth Pike, Mineral Wells, WV, for possession of heroin, conveyance of marijuana, conveyance of controlled substance, conveyance of heroin and tampering with drugs, possession of criminal tools, all felonies. Martin was arrested at the Washington County Jail by Lt. Staats of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 May 16. Martin was also charged with Probation violation, a felony by Adult Parole Authority Officer Gault.

Everett Christopher Freeland, age 31, 110 ½ Lee Street, Belpre, on warrants for failure to appear and contempt of court order, both felonies. Freeland was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Campbell of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 May 16 at 5:26 am.

Kerry Dale Smith, age 57, 112 ½ Lee Street, Belpre, for drug possession, a felony. Smith was arrested in Belpre by Deputy Hunter of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 May 16 at 5:59 am.

There are currently 19 females and 74 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 20 MAY 16


On 18 May 16 Cecilia Sciance reported that her brother, Thomas Heiss, 998 Lowell Hill Road, Waterford, received notification that he owed the IRS over $15,000 in taxes from 2013. It was learned that someone had filed taxes using Heiss’ information. This case remains under investigation. (1010)

On 18 May 16 deputies responded to Waterford Elementary School in reference to an incident with two students. This incident will be handled within the school. (131)

On 19 May 16 Darrell Huck, owner of Huck’s Pallet Shop, reported a vehicle on the property and someone suspicious on the lot after hours. This case remains under investigation. (799)

On 20 May 16 Sgt. McGilton was advised that two dogs belonging to Crystal Persinger, 9645 State Rt 821, Lower Salem, were running loose on 19 May 16 and have frequently been loose. Persinger had been warned in the past reference the dogs not being restrained. Persinger acknowledge her dogs had been loose, and was advised that she would be cited for failure to restrain.

The following subjects were recently sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Courts:

Michael Von Richards, age 38, 1365 McGill Road, Vincent, third degree felony burglary, fifth degree felony receiving stolen property, 4 years 9 months Orient.

Joshua Miller, age 36, 25900 Rock Street, Coolville, fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property, fourth-degree felony breach of recognizance; 12 months and 6 months, consecutive, Orient.

Jennifer Rebecca Mollohan, age 35, 840 Fifth Street, Marietta, fourth degree felony burglary, 2 fifth degree felony thefts; 180 days.

Tanner John Smith, age 20, 901 Cisler Lane, Marietta, fourth degree felony grand theft, 12 months Orient.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail bewteen thursday 19 MaY 16 and friday 20 may 16:

Deanna Marie Dobbins, age 40, 211 Poplar Lane, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Dobbins was arrested by Patrolman Huck of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 May 16 at 2:03 pm.

Kyle Scott Flanagan, age 30, 318 Fairview Lane, Marietta, on a warrant for driving under suspension and failure to signal, both misdemeanors. Flanagan was arrested on Hart Street by Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 May 16 at 11:33 pm.

Sony Carlos Love, age 34, 9550 State Rt 550, Vincent, for OVI, a felony, and driving under suspension, a misdemeanors. Love was arrested on Tick Ridge Road by Deputy Parks of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 1:43 am.

Jason Lee Metheney, age 41, 170 Maple Street, Newport, on warrants for failure to comply with an officer and obstructing official business, both felonies, assault, 2 counts of domestic violence, and failure to control, all misdemeanors. Metheney turned himself in at the Marietta Municipal Court and was arrested by Patrolman Richards of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 May 16 at 9:50 am.

There are currently 18 females and 74 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

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