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NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 29 SEP 14

On 25 Sep 14 Lt. Rhodes and Deputy Sheriffs Carr, McKee and Underwood responded to 2274 Tick Ridge Road, Lower Salem, the home of Randy Clevenger, age 27, and 2265 Tick Ridge Road, the home of Randy’s father, Larry, age 52, in regards to a physical altercation. Randy was reportedly intoxicated and discovered his fiancée was having sexual relations with his father. During the incident, Randy pushed his father over a porch railing and kicked him in the head while wearing steel toed boots. The Salem Squad treated Larry on scene for scratches and cuts on his head and arms but he declined to be transported. Prior to the physical altercation between the two, Randy damaged the inside of his house, shooting what appeared to be buck shot six or seven times through the refrigerator and through the glass out of a few storm doors. Before fleeing the scene, Randy also drove his vehicle into all the vehicles in his father’s driveway and into his house trailer. Based on their investigation, Deputy McKee requested a warrant for Randy for domestic violence. Randy was arrested on the warrant two days later.

On 26 Sep 14 Deputy Sheriff Reeder arrested Renee M. King, age 49, 1700 Braun Road, Belpre, for domestic violence. The previous evening Mrs. King was in an argument with her teenage daughter over letters she found between her daughter and a teenager she was not allowed to have contact with. During the argument, Mrs. King grabbed her daughter by the face and neck with both hands and allegedly slammed her head into a closet door, leaving a bruise on her left cheek.

On 26 Sep 14 an Oak Grove resident reported he received a text message that evening that stated his sixteen year old daughter was smoking marijuana. Upon being questioned the teenager said she drove two of her sixteen year old friends to Reno where one of them purchased a small amount of marijuana. The teenager stated her two friends smoked the marijuana from a black and white bowl. This case remains under investigation (509).

On 26 Sep 14 Donna Ridings, age 51, 23525 County Road 9, New Matamoras, reported she was involved in an altercation with her daughter, Jessica Borst, age 23. Both women live at the residence and argued over the use of a mobile phone. A witness said Ms. Borst bullied Ms. Ridings over her use of the phone to the point where Ms. Ridings purchased pepper spray to defend herself. While the argument progressed, Ms. Ridings attempted to retrieve her pepper spray, at which point the mobile phone fell out of her purse. During the struggle over the phone that followed, Ms. Borst punched her mother in the face three times and broke her glasses. Ms. Borst ripped the phone from her mother’s hands and then fled the scene. Deputy Sheriff Huffer located Ms. Borst hiding in a nearby barn, arrested her for domestic violence and transported her to the Washington County Jail. Ms. Ridings received treatment for minor injuries from New Matamoras Squad personnel.

On 27 Sep 14 George Klintworth, age 51, 14285 Muskingum River Road, Lowell, reported he believes his brother stole his Dodge pickup truck from the Barlow Fairgrounds earlier in the day. The truck was part of court proceedings between the siblings and was scheduled to be forfeited to George in a future court session. This case remains under investigation (126).

On 27 Sep 14 a passerby reported an intoxicated male was stumbling along State Route 7 near milepost thirty-nine. The caller said the male, later identified as Jerran K. Knowlton, age 34, New Matamoras, was possibly involved in an altercation due to the fact that he had multiple abrasions and bruises on his face, shaved head and arms. When Deputy Sheriff Huffer arrived at the scene, he noticed that Mr. Knowlton could not stand without assistance and that he slurred his speech and had glassy, bloodshot eyes. Based on his observations, Deputy Huffer arrested Mr. Knowlton for disorderly conduct by intoxication and transported him to the Washington County Jail. At the jail, Mr. Knowlton tested .240 BAC. Newport Squad personnel examined Mr. Knowlton’s injuries and determined his injuries were less than a day old and not life threatening.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 26 Sep 14 and Monday 29 Sep 14:

Jannette Marie Duskie, age 24, 915 Newbury Road, Coolville, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Duskey was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Sep 14 at 11:15 am.

Timothy David Hanson, age 56, 1632 Ashby Ridge Road, Parkersburg, for theft by deception, a felony. Hanson was arrested on Greene Street by Patrolman Caldwell of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Sep 14 at 11:30 am.

Heather Brianne Graham, age 28, 105 Morningside Drive, Elkview, WV, for possession of drugs, a felony. Graham turned herself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Sep 14 at 12:21 pm.

Larry Ernest Stevens Jr., age 32, 3955 Gosbeak Coves Lane, Columbus, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Stevens was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Sep 14 at 4:41 pm.

Renee Marie King, age 49, 1700 Braun Road, Belpre, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. King was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Sep 14 at 6:11 pm.

Jessica Erin Borst, age 23, 23525 County Road 9, New Matamoras, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Borst was arrested in New Matamoras by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Sep 14 at 6:28 pm.

Randy Joe Clevenger, age 27, 2265 Tick Ridge Road, Lower Salem, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Clevenger was arrested on Muskingum Drive by Sgt. Anderson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Sep 14 at 1:20 am.

Jerran Keith Knowlton, age 34, New Matamoras, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Knowlton was arrested in New Matamoras by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Sep 14 at 4:51 pm.

Billy Eugene Weese, age 22, 1619 Washington Boulevard, Belpre, for disorderly conduct by fighting, a misdemeanor. Weese was arrested on Washington Boulevard by Patrolman Stump of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Sep 14 at 2:17 am.

Ashlea Danielle Young, age 30, 38 S. Fifth Street, Parkersburg, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Young was arrested on Pike Street by Patrolman Wenzel of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Sep 14 at 3:17 am.

Aaron Robert Fulton, age 28, 300 Ullman Street, Beverly, for failure to appear, criminal trespassing and for disorderly conduct by intoxication, all misdemeanors. Fulton was arrested on Pike Street by Patrolman Wenzel of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Sep 14 at 4:01 am.

William Eugene O’Brien, age 50, 470 King Avenue, Cutler, for violating the terms of a protection order, a misdemeanor. O’Brien was arrested in Cutler by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Sep 14 at 1:52 pm.

Russell Dean Brooks, age 46, 208 Second Street, Beverly, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Brooks was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Sep 14 at 7:40 am.

Todd Jason Weekly, age 39, Marietta, for breach of recognizance, failure to appear and domestic violence, all misdemeanors. Weekly was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Ellenwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Sep 14 at 10:05 am.

Vickie Marie Thompson, age 31, 120 Ward Street, Marietta, for theft and for failure to appear, both misdemeanors. Thompson was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Sep 14 at 10:45 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 26 SEP 14

On 25 Sep 14 Deputy Sheriffs Carr and McKee responded to a domestic dispute at 427 Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre. During an argument over their marriage, the husband of Dina Wilson, age 43, inadvertently struck her in the arm with an envelope. The Deputies determined the incident was only verbal and that neither party made any threats. As a result, Deputy Carr closed this case as unfounded.

On 25 Sep 14 Todd Rice, age 43, 25 Everson Road, Belpre, reported earlier in the day his Vega brand motorcycle helmet was stolen from near the entrance of the Barlow Fairgrounds at 8595 State Route 339, Vincent. The helmet’s value is approximately $100. This case remains under investigation (594).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 25 Sep 14 and Friday 26 Sep 14:

Lynsey Brooke Erb, age 27, 714 Pioneer Community Road, Saint Marys, for a felony charge of possession of drugs and for misdemeanor charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and contempt of a court order. Erb was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Ellenwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Sep 14 at 9:52 am.

Dennis Eugene Herndon III, age 28, 970 Dixon Ridge Road, Lowell, for telephone harassment and for two counts of contempt of a court order, all misdemeanors. Herndon was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Sep 14 at 11:08 am.

Jacob Lane Carpenter, age 20, 360 Mechanic Street, Macksburg, for underage consumption of alcohol and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors. Carpenter was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 25 Sep 14 at 11:53 pm.

John Nicholas Wooten, age 23, 121 Putnam Street, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Wooten was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Estes of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 26 Sep 14 at 12:45 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 25 SEP 14

On 21 Sep 14 Lt. Rhodes arrested Kristopher T. Pasco, age 22, 760 Rauch Road, Waterford, for .08 breath OVI. While traveling on State Route 339 near Buchanan Road, Lt. Rhodes observed Mr. Pasco’s vehicle weaving in and out of its lane. Speaking to Mr. Pasco, Lt. Rhodes noticed an odor of alcohol. Mr. Pasco’s movements were slow and lethargic and he attempted to avoid making eye contact with Lt. Rhodes. He also performed poorly on field sobriety tests. At the jail, Mr. Pasco tested .158 BAC.

On 23 Sep 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer responded to the scene of death of a seventy-one year old Marietta Township resident. The cause of the man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 23 Sep 14 Christina Bailey, age 38, 3840 Patten Mills Road, Stockport, reported she found what appears to be a bag of marijuana in her front yard. Deputy Sheriff Huffer recovered the bag and marked it for destruction.

On 24 Sep 14 Sgt. Mankins requested a warrant for Chadwick D. Lamp, age 32, Saint Marys, for violating the terms of a protection order. In violation of the protection order against him, Mr. Lamp visited his former residence on Maple Street in Newport earlier in the day.

On 24 Sep 14 Deputy Sheriff Metts responded to the scene of death of a forty-four year old Adams Township resident. Though the cause of the man’s death does not appear to be suspicious, this case remains under investigation.

On 24 Sep 14 Sgt. Reeder responded to the scene of death of a forty-three year old Marietta resident. The man was found deceased in his vehicle while on a fishing excursion at Devol’s Dam. The decedent was transported to Montgomery County for autopsy to determine the cause of death.

On 24 Sep 14 Sgt. Reeder requested a summons for a sixteen year old Waterford resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being unruly. The teenager’s mother reported her son did not return home from school that afternoon and that he refuses to obey house rules and smokes marijuana.

On 24 Sep 14 Lt. Rhodes arrested Deryl E. Wilson Jr., age 44, 2888 Brownrigg Road, Waterford, for breach of recognizance. Free on a recognizance bond from an arrest last month, Mr. Wilson was not permitted to consume alcohol. However, when Lt. Rhodes and Deputy Sheriff Carr responded to a possible domestic dispute at Wilson’s residence they determined he was under the influence of alcohol. At the Washington County Jail, Mr. Wilson tested .093 BAC.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 24 Sep 14 and Thursday 25 Sep 14:

Charles Jason Hoffman, age 39, 612 Bird Street, Parkersburg, for failure to appear, a felony. Hoffman was picked up at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Doak and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Sep 14 at 5:17 pm.

Amanda Carlene Edgar, age 26, 27400 State Route 7, Marietta, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Edgar turned herself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Sep 14 at 7:17 pm.

Deryl Edward Wilson Jr., age 44, 2888 Brownrigg Road, Waterford, for breach of recognizance and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors. Wilson was arrested at his residence by Lt. Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Sep 14 at 11:27 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 24 SEP 14

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 23 Sep 14 and Wednesday 24 Sep 14:

Jermaine Scott Green, age 33, 3330 Babbs Road, Nashport, OH, for possession of drugs and for trafficking in drugs, both felonies. Green was picked up in Muskingum County by Deputy Sheriff Doak and processed into the Washington County Jail on 23 Sep 14 at 3:49 pm.

Iesha Rachelle McFadden, age 18, 180 Main Street, Vincent, for OVI, driving under a suspended license and speeding, all misdemeanors. McFadden was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Sep 14 at 9:41 am.

William McKinley Weekley, age 51, 103 Chalet Lane, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Weekley was arrested in Marietta by the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 24 Sep 14 at 10:48 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 23 SEP 14

On 19 Sep 14 Eric Muir, age 42, 15460 State Route 60, Lowell, was seated behind the wheel of his Dodge pickup truck when the vehicle reportedly lost its brakes and coasted down the driveway. The front of the truck crashed into a storm drain at the bottom of the hill, which caused the bed of the truck to fly up and collide with driver’s side of an unoccupied Ford truck parked next door. Mr. Muir and his passenger were transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to minor injuries. At the hospital, Mr. Muir admitted consuming alcohol earlier in the evening and refused a BAC test. Consequently, Deputy Sheriff McKee issued him a citation for OVI.

On 20 Sep 14 Corrections Officer Schwendeman charged Washington County Jail inmate, Christopher Hackathorn, age 28, 3782 Rock Run Road, Saint Marys, with theft. Mr. Hackathorn used another inmate’s phone card without permission to place two calls to a relative on 17 Sep.

On 21 Sep 14 Noelle Martin, age 28, 14960 State Route 550, Fleming, reported her husband, Andrew, age 29, punched her in the face. When Mr. Martin arrived home from work he became angry with his wife because she did not have dinner ready for him. During his tirade, Mr. Martin pinned his wife to their bed, grabbed her hair and struck her on the left side of her head. Determining Mrs. Martin was in fear for her safety, Deputy Sheriff Carr arrested Mr. Martin for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 21 Sep 14 Sgt. Mankins arrested Braden S. Hewitt, age 19, 75 Patten Mills Road, Cutler, for underage consumption of alcohol. Stopped For a traffic violation on State Route 60 in Lowell, Mr. Hewitt gave Sgt. Mankins permission to search his vehicle. Inside the vehicle, Sgt. Mankins found a backpack containing thirteen cans of beer. Mr. Hewitt and his sixteen year old passenger admitted consuming beer earlier in the evening.

On 21 Sep 14 the owner of the Lowell Laundromat, 191 Main Street, Lowell, reported for the second time in two weeks that unknown suspects entered the business. The suspects pried open the bill changer and removed approximately $120 in quarters and $227 in bills. This case remains under investigation (129).

On 22 Sep 14 Estell Gallagher, age 86, 417 Goss Fork Road, Whipple, reported her grandson took the key for her camper and he has ignored her repeated requests to return it. Deputy Sheriff Call spoke to the suspect and he said he would return the key to his grandmother.

On 22 Sep 14 Fancie Smith, age 36, 405 Second Street, New Matamoras, was airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV for treatment to injuries suffered in a short fall. Ms. Smith lost consciousness when she fell from standing on the seat of a lawn chair. Ms. Smith was not responsive when Deputy Sheriff Call arrived at the scene and she was experiencing seizures. Medical personnel later said Ms. Smith was recovering and did not suffer any injuries. The seizures were determined to have been caused by a buildup of air around her lungs as a result of the fall. Ms. Smith was to remain in hospital overnight for observation.

On 22 Sep 14 a sixteen year old New Matamoras resident reported he was seated on his bicycle near his apartment when an acquaintance approached him and pulled the bike out from underneath him. The acquaintance then rode the bike out of the apartment complex and did not return. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 22 Sep 14 Norman Wynn, age 82, 2515 Bender Road, Marietta, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s) entered his home and stole his wallet, $60 in cash and change and a spotting scope. The suspect(s) subsequently attempted to use Mr. Wynn’s credit card to make purchases totaling nearly $900 in Parkersburg. This case remains under investigation (509).

On 22 Sep 14 a clerk at Byer’s Exxon, 26960 State Route 7, Marietta, reported a customer attempting to use the drive thru struck the side of the building with his truck. When he noticed the driver appeared intoxicated, the clerk refused to sell him beer and he drove away. The driver, Brant E. Ward, age 24, 27315 State Route 7 Apt. 14, Marietta, denied striking the building but Sgt. Anderson observed paint transfer and large scratches on Mr. Ward’s truck. As a result, Sgt. Anderson requested a summons for Mr. Ward for hit-skip and reckless operation.

There were no suspects processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 22 Sep 14 and Tuesday 23 Sep 14.

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

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