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NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 22 AUG 16

On 19 Aug 16 Deputies assisted the Marietta City Police Department with a missing 14 year old male. The individual was eventually located by family. Deputies will be requesting charges for unruly juvenile through the Washington County Juvenile Court. (910)

On 19 Aug 16 Deputy Huffer responded to Marietta Township in reference in reference to a domestic violence incident. After investigating it was determined to be unfounded.

On 19 Aug 16 Deputy Huffer responded to 123 Merchant Lane, Newport, in reference to a domestic violence complaint. Donald Metheney Jr. and Donald Metheney Sr. both advised that they were assaulted by Jason Lee Metheney, age 42, 119 Merchant Street, Newport. Donald Metheney Sr. stated that Jason came to his residence to obtain his mail. Jason went into the bedroom of Donald Metheney Sr. and when asked what he was doing he stated “I’ll show you”. At that time Jason started punching his father in the face multiple times with a closed fist. Donald Metheney Sr. contacted his son, Donald Metheney Jr., and advised him what had happened and told him not to answer the door if Jason came to the residence. Donald Metheney Jr. lives right next door to Jason Metheney. A short time later Donald was in his vehicle and did not see Jason approaching. Jason started kicking the vehicle several times before Donald exited the vehicle. Donald stated that Jason Metheney then began punching him in the face with a closed fist and also placed him in a choke hold. Donald was able to get away from Jason and called for assistance. Upon speaking with Jason Metheney, he did not remember anything that had occurred. Jason Metheney was placed under arrest for two counts of domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 19 Aug 16 Charles Kittle, 14055 Crooked Tree Load, Lowell, reported his 1987 Chevrolet Caprice stolen from the 22000 block of State Route 60, Beverly. This case remains under investigation. (126)

On 19 Aug 16 Deputies along with the Reno Volunteer Fire Department Squad responded to the 28000 block of State Route 7 in reference to a deceased male subject. No foul play is suspected.

On 20 Aug 16 Deputy Parks was dispatched to meet with Thomas R. Welch, 2511 Jackson Avenue, Coolville, reference to damage to his truck while parked along Blue Knob Road. This case remains under investigation.

On 20 Aug 16 Deputy Johnson met with Jeffery Rohrer, 15603 Muskingum River Road, Waterford, in reference to checks being stolen and forged. This case remains under investigation.

On 20 Aug 16 Aaron P. Anderson, 637 Martin Drive, Fleming, reported his home entered and items of value removed. This case remains under investigation. (126)

On 21 Aug 16 Deputy Allender was dispatched to 955 Mitchells Lane, Marietta, in reference to a domestic dispute. Lyndsey Adams advised dispatch that her boyfriend, Troy E. Lightfritz, age 30, same address, had gotten drunk and assaulted her. Adams woke up to Lightfritz speaking to her son. Adams confronted him and stated that her son needed to be in bed as it was around 3 am. Lightfritz threatened to leave in which Adams told him to go ahead and leave. Lightfritz then obtained the child’s piggy bank and was taking the money out to leave and purchase more alcohol. Adams took the bank from Lightfritz in which he then grabbed her by the arm, bending her fingers back. Adams advised her hand was swollen. Lightfritz denied placing his hands on Adams. Lightfritz was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail where he tested .179 on a portable Breathalyzer.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 19 Aug 16 and Sunday 21 Aug 16:

Jason Lee Metheney, age 42, 170 Maple Street, Newport, for domestic violence, 2 counts, both misdemeanors. Metheney was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Aug 16 at 12:23 pm.

Cortney Dawn Pugh, age 22, 717 Greene Street, Marietta, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Pugh was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Department by Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Aug 16 at 5:49 pm.

Tristan Michael Patrick, age 36, 2715 Underwood Drive, Belpre, for theft, a misdemeanor. Patrick was arrested on Washington Blvd. by Patrolman Campbell of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Aug 16 at 10:45 pm.

Christopher Brian Parker, age 31, 316 ½ Gilman Avenue, Marietta for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Parker was arrested on Second Street by Patrolman Ritchie of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Aug 16 at 1:16 am.

James Ryan Andrews, age 31, 10 Second Street, Vincent, for intoxicated or drugged pedestrian on highway, a misdemeanor. Andrews was arrested on State Route 7 by Trooper Knowlton of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Aug 16 at 3:01 am.

Troy Eugene Lightfritz, age 30, 989 Mitchell Lane, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Lightfritz was arrested on Mitchell’s Lane by Deputy Metts of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Aug 16 at 3:59 am.

Jesse Wayne Adams, Jr., age 32, 3849 College Street, Arcadia, LA, for OVI and marked lanes, both misdemeanors. Adams was arrested on Seventh Street by Trooper Reiter of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Aug 16 at 6:05 am.

Jessica Lynn Stevens, age 35, Eaton Street, Marietta, on a warrant for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Stevens was arrested in by Patrolman Hively of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Aug 16 at 4:29 pm.

Lovell Anthony Schaffer, age 37, 107 Cheyenne Road, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Schaffer was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Aug 16 at 6:34 pm.

Eric Todd Kendall, age 40, 130 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, for driving under suspension and obstructing official business, both misdemeanors. Kendall was arrested on Seventh Street by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Aug 16 at 10:40 pm.

There are currently 17 females and 80 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 23 AUG 16

On 19 Aug 16 Michelle Potts, 67 E. Buckeye Ridge Road, Chesterhill, was bitten by an American Staffordshire Terrier. This case remains under investigation. (805)

On 21 Aug 16 Deputy Hunter responded to Davis Road, Waterford, to pick up a Boxer dog belonging to Derrick LeMasters, which was running loose in the area again. Derrick LeMasters, age 33, 359 Watertown Road, Waterford, was cited on 3 Aug 16 and 12 Aug 16 for failure to restrain. The Boxer was transported to the Humane Society. A summons is being requested for failure to restrain.

On 21 Aug 16 Maria A. Clark, 402 North Seventh Street, Marietta, reported that her phone PIN was used by another inmate, without her permission, while housed at the Washington County Jail. Zoe Michelle Lee, age 25, homeless, was charged with a fifth degree felony theft. (995)

On 22 Aug 16 Deputies and the Warren Volunteer Fire Department Squad responded to Cole Coffman Road to an unresponsive female. No foul play is suspected. (907)

On 22 Aug 16 Deputy Hall responded to 4627 State Route 339, Belpre, to meet with victims of breaking and entering at the storage building at that location. This case remains under investigation.

On 22 Aug 16 Sgt. Mankins observed a vehicle with expired license plates at the intersection of SR 7 and Acme Street. A check was made and it was confirmed the plates were expired. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Dorthea Anderson, 312 Lancaster Street, Marietta, was issued a citation for driving under FRA and Non-Compliance suspension.

On 22 Aug 16 Deputies responded to 7166 Veto Road, Belpre, in reference to a domestic dispute. Jason Clark Callahan, age 36, reported he and his girlfriend, Abby Stoner, were in an argument. Callahan reported that Stoner was making threats towards him, and had a knife, therefore he was hiding. Deputies spoke with Stoner who advised she did not have a knife and no knives were observed. Stoner also stated there was not a physical altercation, however Callahan had been drinking and was drunk. After speaking with both subjects it was determined there were no threats made, therefore the domestic violence would be unfounded. Later Callahan called back stating that Stoner was tearing up the residence after deputies had left. Callahan left the residence to “hide” from Stoner. Deputies arrived and met with Stoner who was cleaning up messes that Callahan had made. Stoner again stated that no physical altercation had taken place. Callahan was found lying on the ground in the neighbor’s driveway. Callahan confirmed that he had damaged the pool by poking holes in it. Deputies were able to get Callahan awake, however he was unsteady on his feet, his eyes were blood shot. Callahan was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported to the Washington County Jail. Callahan submitted to a portable breath test with the result being .151 BAC. (507)

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 22 Aug 16 and Tuesday 23 Aug 16:


Tristan Michael Patrick, age 36, 2715 Underwood Drive, Belpre, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Patrick was arrested at Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Chapman of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 16 at 10:46 am.

Joshua Keith Ross, age 35, 629 Second Street, Marietta, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Ross was arrested at Marietta Municipal Court by Probation Officer E. Brockmeier of the Marietta City Probation Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 16 at 11:09 am.

Gary Steven Carna, age 65, 18645 State Route 550, Marietta, on warrants for noxious weeds/rank vegetation, a misdemeanor. Carna was arrested at his residence by Deputy Hall of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 16 at 4:46 pm.

Derrick N. Manson-Ogle, age 28, 5845 Salem Bend Drive, Dayton, on warrants for breaking and entering and drug possession, both felonies. Manson-Ogle was picked up at the Montgomery County Jail by Deputy Sheaves of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 22 Aug 16 at 6:43 pm.

Jason Clark Callahan, age 36, 7166 Veto Road, Belpre, for disorderly conduct intoxication, a misdemeanor. Callahan was arrested at his residence by Deputy Metts of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 16 at 2:21 am.

Chad Blaine Bledsoe, age 31, 611 ½ Elm Street, Lot A, Belpre, on warrants for theft and possession of criminal tools, both felonies. Bledsoe was arrested in Marietta by Deputy McKee of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 16 at 2:48 am.

There are currently 16 females and 87 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 24 AUG 16

On 23 Aug 16 Sgt. Mankins was dispatched to 270 Greenlawn Lane, Lowell, in reference to a tenant/ landlord dispute. William J. Simpson and Stefanie Simpson stated they came back to the house to get the rest of their belongings and clean the house so they could turn it back over to the landlord, Marilyn R. McNabb, age 52, 278 Greenlawn Lane, Lowell, on Wednesday (24 Aug 16). The Simpsons found items gone from the residence with McNabb stating that she hauled it to the land fill. Those items include a 60” TV, baby crib and mattress, drinking glasses, tent, Christmas decorations, bag of clothing and photos and wedding glasses. The Simpsons advised they were never served an eviction notice. In speaking with McNabb, she stated she had not seen anyone there in a week so she thought they had moved out and left her with the trash. McNabb stated she had the locks changed today as the Simpsons had a key to the old ones. A summons will be requested for McNabb through Marietta Municipal Court.

On 23 Aug 16 Deputy McKee was dispatched to Bohl Drive, Marietta, to speak with Astin Oliver, 100A Linwood Avenue, Marietta, regarding a theft of medication. Oliver stated she drove to this location in reference the theft. Advising Oliver of the procedures for filing a missing medication report she then refused to continue the report. A check of Oliver found that her driving privileges were suspended. The registration on the vehicle was also expired. A citation was issued to Oliver for driving under suspension and expired plates.

On 24 Aug 16 Jukebox Pizza, Main Street, Waterford, received a notice via public service that the electric would be disconnected if payment was not made. Numerous other calls were made to Jukebox and it was determined that this was a scam. (712)

The following individuals were recently sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court:

Gary Dennis Berentz, age 47, homeless; trafficking in drugs, fourth degree felony; 6 months county jail and Septa.

Bradley Douglas Worstell, age 20, 29725 State Route 7, Marietta; corrupting another with drugs, second degree felony; 2 years Orient.

Jeremy Michael Phipps, age 37, 207 Lancaster Street, Marietta; having weapons under disability, third degree felony; 18 months.

Chad Blaine Bledsoe, age 31, 611 ½ Elm Street, Belpre; theft and possession of criminal tools, both fifth degree felony; 6 months county jail.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 23 Aug 16 and Wednesday 24 Aug 16:

Travis Murle Moore, age 30, 111 N. Hart Street, Marietta, for criminal damaging/endangering, a misdemeanor. Moore was arrested at the Marietta City Police Department by Patrolman Allander and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 16 at 9:00 am.

Jessica Rose Deeter, age 31, homeless, on a warrant for criminal damaging/endangering, a misdemeanor. Deeter was arrested at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office by Sgt. Mankins and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 16 at 11:27 am.

Deane Allen Beck Jr., age 36, for parole violation, a felony. Beck was arrested at the Adult Parole Authority Office by Probation Officer Wheeler and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 16 at 5:24 pm.

Natalie Jordan Miller, age 27, 801 Baird Street, Logan, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Miller was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Patrolman Walters of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Aug 16 at 6:02 pm.

Franklin Dee Tucker III, age 31, 405 53rd Street, Vienna, WV, for burglary, a felony. Tucker was arrested at the Washington County Fairgrounds by Patrolman Richards of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 16 at 3:38 am.

Lashara Antionette Boone, age 26, 1130 Diagonal Road, Akron, on a warrant for drug possession, a misdemeanor. Boone was arrested by Trooper Forshey of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 16 at 5:00 am.

There are currently 19 females and 83 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 25 AUG 16

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail on Wednesday 24 Aug 16:

Natasha Nichole McMasters, age 28, 329 Crescent Street, Bellaire, on a warrant for theft, a misdemeanor. McMasters was picked up at the Belmont County Jail by Sgt. Smith of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 16 at 11:00 am.

Jessica Rose Deeter, age 31, homeless, for theft, a misdemeanors. Deeter was arrested by Sgt. Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 16 at 3:28 pm.

Kurtis Matthew Walters, age 23, unknown address, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Walteres was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Department by Probation Officer Waite and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Aug 16 at 5:39 pm.

There are currently 17 females and 83 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 26 AUG 16

On 24 Aug 16 Deputy Thorpe responded to Liberty Township in reference to an unruly child. In speaking with prosecutors after the investigation, no charges will be filed.

On 24 Aug 16 Deputy Hunter and Deputy Black were dispatched to meet with Josh Colvin, 8929 State Route 555, Cutler, in reference to a subject known to him had taken his one year old child. An Amber Alert was issued, and numerous deputies were dispatched to check locations for the whereabouts of the child. The child was later located in Parkersburg, WV, and returned to the father. This case remains under investigation.

On 25 Aug 16 Deputy Huffer responded to 103 Deerwalk Circle, in reference to a Michael Siders, 3150 Indian Run Road, Marietta, being bitten by a Pitbull. The area was patrolled for the animal, however the dog could not be found. Neighbors were asked about the dog and no one had seen the dog around before. This case will be forwarded to the Washington County Dog Warden.

On 25 Aug 16 Deputy Johnson responded to Liberty Township to a possible domestic incident. After speaking with all parties this case was closed unfounded.

On 25 Aug 16 Lt. Norman, Sgt. McLeish, Deputies Hunter and Black were dispatched to 105 Devol Drive, Marietta, in reference to Tonya Hayes stating Robert Thomas Taylor II, her live in boyfriend, was assaulting her. Hayes stated that Taylor struck her in the face with his fist a couple of times. Hayes further stated that Taylor knocked her down and destroyed property in the home. Deputies attempted to speak with Taylor, however he refused to cooperate with them. Deputies located a pipe on the hood of Taylor’s vehicle, which is commonly used to smoke an illegal substance. Hayes advised the pipe belonged to Taylor. Taylor was placed under arrest for domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to the Washington County Jail.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail on Thursday 25 Aug 16:

Major Trey Forrest, age 23, 113 Aqua Cr, Parkersburg, WV, on a warrant for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Forrest was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Department by Patrolman Nedeff of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 16 at 9:42 am.

Timothy Duane Lucente, age 37, homeless, on a warrant from Cuyahoga County for drug possession, a felony. Lucente was arrested at Marietta Memorial Hospital by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 16 at 11:30 am.

Nicholas D. Offenberger, age 36, 331 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, for theft, a felony. Offenberger was arrested at his residence by Deputy C. Hall of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 16 at 2:50 pm.

Shaquille C. Moultry, age 23, 2255 Alberts Road, Columbus, on warrants for drug possession, trafficking in drugs and tampering with evidence, all felonies. Moultry was picked up by Deputy Malone of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 16 at 3:15 pm.

Robert Thomas Taylor II, age 43, 105 Devola Drive, Marietta, for domestic violence and drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Taylor was arrested in Marietta by Sgt. McLeish of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Aug 16 at 11:20 pm.

There are currently 13 females and 81 males housed at the Washington County Jail.


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