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NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 01 FEB 16

On 29 Jan 16 Deputy Reeder and the Barlow Volunteer Fire Department responded to 482 McCoy Road, Fleming, in reference to Michael A. McCoy having a farm tractor catch fire. Upon Deputy Reeder arriving the fire had been extinguished by the fire department. Mr. McCoy stated he pulled his 1984 Case International from a pole building and allowed it to idle while he finished up feeding his animals, at which time he observed black smoke coming from the area of the tractor. At that time 911 was called for assistance and began working on getting the fire out until the fire department arrived. No foul play is suspected. This case is closed.

On 31 Jan 16 Deputy Metts responded to the Watertown and Waterford Township area in reference to numerous mailboxes being damaged in the area. There were over 30 mailboxes in total damaged. This case remains under investigation at this time.

On 31 Jan 16 Sgt. Mankins responded to 189 ½ Fourth Street, Lowell, in reference to an alleged domestic violence incident. Upon making contact with the caller, Jennifer Mireles, she advised that her child informed her that his stepfather had injured him by slapping him and throwing him into a chair. After investigating the incident, contact with Paul Joseph Mireles, age 25, was made. Mr. Mireles was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 29 Jan 16 and Sunday 31 Jan 16:

Toni Marie McKain, age 23, 806 41st Street, Vienna, WV, for probation violation, a felony. McKain was arrested in the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Moyers of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jan 16 at 10:17 am.

Justin Thomas Moore, age 25, 555 Township Road 252, Ironton, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Moore was arrested by Trooper Courson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jan 16 at 3:47 am.

Kyle Gregory Ollom, age 20, 120 Barrett South Road, Vincent, for OVI, OVI .08 more/less .17, underage consumption of alcohol, headlights required, possession of false identification, all misdemeanors. Ollom was arrested on State Rt 550 by Trooper Knowlton of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jan 16 at 4:08 am.

Benjamin Cole Laughlin, age 22, 202 Mushroom Lane, Arnoldsburg, WV, for drug possession, drug paraphernalia and open fire, all misdemeanors. Laughlin was arrested on the Harmar Bridge by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jan 16 at 4:35 am.

Christopher Orin Collins, age 24, West Branch Road, Little Hocking, for public indecency, a misdemeanor. Collins was arrested at the Civitan Park by Patrolman Nichols of the Belpre City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jan 16 at 3:49 pm.

Gary Lee Losey II, age 33, 818 Lancaster Street, Marietta, for theft, a misdemeanor. Losey was arrested at Speedway by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jan 16 at 11:16 pm.

Austin James Fogel, age 21, 407 Shenandoah Drive, Byesville, for disorderly conduct, fighting, a misdemeanor. Fogel was arrested at the Adelphia by Patrolman Dennis of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jan 16 at 12:36 am.

Blaine Maxon Mackey, age 33, 1422 15th Street, Parkersburg, WV, on a warrant for receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor. Mackey was arrested in Marietta by Deputy J. Hall of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jan 16 at 1:49 am.

There are currently 26 females and 83 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

The following warrants were received at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

James Gregory Gray, 87 East Robinson Junction, Waynesboro, MS, for operating a motor vehicle intoxicated

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 2 FEB 16

On 1 Feb 2016 Deputy McPeek was dispatched to the 1900 block of Congress Road, Belpre Township in response to a vehicle parked in the middle of the road with a male subject passed out inside. Upon waking the individual he was identified as Ryan ONeal Nichols. Nichols was patted down and Deputies observed a baggie sticking out of his clothing. Nichols attempted to hide the baggie in the vehicle however Deputies located the bag which contained a white powder and several pieces of crystal, which were believed to be methamphetamine. Nichols was removed from the vehicle to be handcuff at which time he took off running from Deputies. Deputies caught Nichols and placed him under arrest for second-degree felony drug possession, second degree felony trafficking in drugs, third degree felony tampering with evidence, fifth degree felony obstructing official business and second degree misdemeanor resisting arrest. Deputy McPeek recovered one bag of 32.58 grams of methamphetamine and one bag containing 4.7 grams of methamphetamine. Both were field tested and returned a positive result.

On 1 Feb 2016 Lt. Hornbeck was westbound on Veto Road when a vehicle passed that was left of center. Lt. Hornbeck turned and attempted to catch the vehicle at which time the vehicle turned onto Tadpole Run Road. Lt. Hornbeck activated his lights and siren. The vehicle continued on Tadpole Run Road going into the ditch on the left side of the roadway, and back out of the ditch and continued on Tadpole Run Road. The suspect vehicle proceeded to 341 Tadpole Run Road and exited the vehicle. The driver was secured and identified as Billy Joe Davis, age 30, 163 Second Street, Vincent. In speaking with Mr. Davis he admitted to seeing the Sheriff’s cruiser and stated he fled at a high rate of speed due to not having a license. Mr. Davis also had a juvenile under the age of 14 in the vehicle at the time. Mr. Davis was placed under arrest for failure to comply with the order of a police officer and child endangering.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between sunday 31 jan 16 and monday 1 feb16:

Kimberly Renee Hammond, age 46, 3712 School House Road, Little Hocking, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Hammond was arrested arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jan 16 at 3:21 am.

Samantha Jo Streight, age 27, 122 Tennis Center Drive, Apt. 12, Marietta, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Streight was arrested in Marietta by Deputy J. Hall of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jan 16 at 3:53 am.

Sylder Montiel Perez, age 37, Red Roof Inn, Marietta, for OVI, driving under suspension and failure to signal, all misdemeanors. Perez was arrested on State Rt 7 by Trooper Courson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jan 16 at 4:15 am.

Brandon Chad West, age 19, 1304 Knotts Court, Belpre, on a warrant for probation violation, a misdemeanor. West was arrested on State Rt 550 by Trooper Jones of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jan 16 at 5:39 pm.

Paul Joseph Mireles, age 25, 189 ½ Fourth Street, Lowell, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Mireles was arrested in Marietta by Sgt. Mankins of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jan 16 at 11:43 pm.

Mandy Dawn Woodring, age 29, 530 Millgate Road, Marietta, for drug possession, a felony. Woodring was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 1:17 am.

Clarence Ival Frye, age 27, 20 Phillips Drive, Friendly, WV, on a warrant for failure to appear. Frye was arrested in Marietta by Deputy Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 3:22 am.

Ryan ONeal Nichols, age 39, 341 Tadpole Run Road, Belpre, for drug possession, trafficking in drugs, tampering with evidence, obstructing official business, all felonies, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Nichols was arrested on Congress Road in Belpre by Deputy McPeek of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 8:00 am.

Christopher Cody Perot, age 27, 236 Francis Road, Lowell, on a warrant for assault, a misdemeanor. Perot was arrested at the Marietta City Police Department by Patrolman Bonnette and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 9:33 am.

Tanner John Smith, age 20, 901 Cisler Lane, Marietta, on a warrant for probation violation, a felony. Smith was arrested in Beverly by Deputy Hunter of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 1:07 pm.

Douglas Brion Sullivan, age 52, 5850 Johnson Ridge Road, Waterford, for drug possession, a felony. Sullivan was arrested in Beverly by Deputy Hunter of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 2:28 pm.

Dakota Dee Hines, age 25, 271 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, on a warrant for underage alcohol sales, a misdemeanor. Hines was arrested on Front Street by Patrolman Nedeff of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 2:46 pm.

Anthony Joseph Curtis, age 38, 911 Ayers Street, Zanesville, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Curtis was arrested in Beverly by Deputy Hunter of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 3:07 pm.

Alice Faye Estep, age 33, 2379 E. State Rt 60, McConnelsville, for 2 counts of drug possession, both felonies. Estep was arrested in Beverly by Deputy Hunter of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 3:38 pm.

Courtney Anne Sharrock, age 25, 1970 Friendship Drive, New Concord, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Sharrock was arrested in Beverly by Deputy Hunter of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 4:04 pm.

Kimberly Kay Cook, age 57, 303 Third Street, Beverly, for permitting drug abuse, a felony. Cook was arrested in Beverly by Deputy Hunter of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 4:22 pm.

Jessica Renea Cleveland, age 30, 9265 Malibu Road, Minerva, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Cleveland was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Daprtment by Probation Officer E. Brockmeier and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 15 at 4:42 pm.

Scott Lee Carpenter, age 53, 423 Third Street (back), Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Carpenter was arrested on Third Street by Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 8:57 pm.

Billy Joe Davis, age 30, 163 Second Street, Vincent, for failure to comply with order of a police officer, a felony, and endangering children, a misdemeanor. Davis was arrested on Tadpole Road by Lt. Hornbeck of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Feb 16 at 11:39 pm.

There are currently 34 females and 91males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 3 FEB 16

On 29 Jan 16 Deputy B. Johnson responded to Hocking Tire, Tower Road, Little Hocking, in reference to subject(s) possibly entering a tire warehouse. This case remains under investigation.

On 2 Feb 16 Lisa M. Stottsberry, age 34, 209 Fifth Street, Unit 4, Beverly, reported she was physically assaulted by her live-in boyfriend, Michael D. Schilling, age 47, same address. She stated they had been arguing for the last couple of days. Michael Schilling was located and confirmed what Ms. Stottsberry had stated. Schilling was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail. (1104)

On 2 Feb 16 Deputy Allender responded to Miller AM/PM gas station, 2990 State Rt 821, Marietta, regarding the theft of lottery tickets. This case remains under investigation.

There are currently 31 females and 83 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail ON TUESday 2 FEB

Matthew Lester Jones, age 31, 502 Warren Street, Marietta, for probation violation, a felony. Jones was arrested on Cullen Road by Patrolman Thomas of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Feb 16 at 12:39 am.

Michael David Schilling, age 47, homeless, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Schilling was arrested by Sgt. Holbert of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Feb 16 at 8:35 am.

Codi Andrew Norman, age 28, 2510 21st Street, Parkersburg, WV, on a warrant for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor. Norman was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Department by Probation Officer E. Brockmeier and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Feb 16 at 11:46 am.

Charles Edwin Day Jr., age 32, 830 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Day was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Department by Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Feb 16 at 1:31 pm.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 4 FEB 16

On 2 Feb 16 Deputy Call responded to Isner Trucking at 20850 State Rt 550, Marietta, in reference to a theft at that location. Mr. Isner reported a 2010 Honda Rancher four wheeler removed from the property. This case remains under investigation.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received the following warrant:

Charles Haught, 1000 Orchard Street, Marietta, for failure to appear before the court.

THE FOLLOWING SUSPECTS WERE PROCESSED INTO THE WASHINGTON COUNTY JAIL BETWEEN tuesday 2 feb 16 AND THURSDAY 4 feb 16:

Yvonne Marie Brandt, age 31, 120 Ward Street, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, intoxication, a misdemeanor. Brandt was arrested at her residence by Patrolman Bonnett of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Feb 16 at 6:41 pm.

Ivan Eugene Danku, age 41, 1204 County House Lane, Marietta, for driving under suspension and fictitious plates, both misdemeanors. Danku was arrested on Washington Blvd. by Patrolman Campbell of the Belpre City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Feb 16 at 12:30 am.

Ashley Nichole Mullen, age 28, 50 Mountaineer Drive, Williamstown, WV, for 3 counts of theft, all felonies, and 1 count of theft, a misdemeanor. Mullen was arrested at the Marietta City Police Department by Patrolman Hanson and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Feb 16 at 3:21 pm.

Michael David Blind, age 37, 1247 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, for probation violation, a misdemeanor. Blind was arrested at the Marietta City Probation Department by Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Feb 16 at 5:12 pm.

Brandon Lee Gibbs, age 23, 515 Smith Street, Marietta, for violation of a protection order, a felony, and drug possession, a misdemeanor. Gibbs was arrested in the 200 block of Harmar Street, Marietta, by Patrolman Venham of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Feb 16 at 9:22 pm.

Gail Ann Bayless, age 30, 101 Race Street, Marietta, for drug possession and drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Bayless was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Feb 16 at 1:43 am.

Joshua Scott Lent, age 20, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, and underage possession of alcohol, all misdemeanors. Lent was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Feb 16 at 2:37 am.

There are currently 31 females and 73 males housed at the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 5 FEB 16

On 2 Feb 16 Benjamin Warren, age 32, 3118 Barnett Ridge Road, Fleming, reported a shop he works at was broken into and items removed. Those items include two chainsaw, wood plainer, wood router, and welder. This case remains under investigation. (799)

On 2 Feb 16 Deputy Schwendeman charged Jeffrey Shane Wittekind, age 37, 316 Gilman Avenue, Marietta, with being a fugitive from justice.

There are currently 30 females and 72males housed at the Washington County Jail.

The following warrants were received at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Christina D. Cham, 101 Ingleside Avenue, Marietta, for failure to appear for a debtor’s exam.

Scott Cisler, 3390 State Rt 260, New Matamoras, for failure to appear for a debtor’s exam.

Marcus M. Kimbrough, 103 Woodcrest Lane, Marietta, for failure to appear for a debtor’s exam.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between thursday 4 feb 16 and friday 5 feb 16:

Amanda Asia Wallace, age 21, 17 Carrol Lane, The Plains, for theft, a misdemeanor. Kramer was arrested at Shoe Show by Patrolman Kramer of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Feb 16 at 1:17 pm.

Benito Francisco Ramirez, age 25, Sierra Apartments, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Ramirez was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Huffman of the Marietta City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Feb 16 at 10:40 pm.

Branden Ross Barnes, age 20, 305 Main Street, New Matamoras, for underage possession of alcohol and breach of recognizance, both misdemeanors. Barnes was arrested in New Matamoras by Patrolman Blamble of the New Matamoras Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 4 Feb 16 at 11:31 pm.

Kimberly Lynn Quenga, age 35, 706 Fifth Street, Belpre, for domestic violence, a felony. Quenga was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Greathouse of the Belpre City Police Department and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Feb 16 at 2:01 am.

Kenneth Leroy Scarbro, Sr., age 43, 137 Watertown Road, Waterford, on a warrant for passing bad checks. Scarbro was arrested on State Rt 676 by Trooper Rogers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Feb 16 at 7:58 am.

Danny Joe Southers, age 63, 35768 State Rt 7, Newport, on a warrant for illegal cultivation of drugs, a felony. Southers was arrested at the Washington County Jail by Deputy Black and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 5 Feb 16 at 10:00 am.

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