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NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 3 AUG 15

On 29 Jul 15 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Steven J. Sloter, age 25, 4372 Dixon Ridge Road, Lowell, for traveling 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. Sgt. Mankins stopped Mr. Sloter on State Route 60 near Lowell Hill Road in Adams Township.

On 29 Jul 15 Sgt. Mankins issued a citation to Amelia M. Jenne, age 23, 2121 State Route 377, Stockport, for traveling 48 mph in a 35 mph zone. Sgt. Mankins stopped Ms. Jenne on State Route 60 near Lowell Hill Road in Adams Township.

On 30 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff McKee issued a citation to Justin A. Patterson, age 19, 2863 Deerwalk Highway, Waverly, WV, for operating a vehicle with a registration that expired on 1 Jul 15. Sgt. Mankins stopped Mr. Patterson near milepost forty-nine on State Route 7 in Grandview Township.

On 31 Jul 15 Shoshawna Lowers, age 30, 310 Third Street, Lowell, reported an acquaintance threatened to shoot her and to slice her throat. Shelly L. Carpenter, age 41, 1752 Seventh Street, Parkersburg, allegedly threatened to harm Ms. Lowers because she was hanging out with Ms. Carpenter’s ex-girlfriend. Ms. Lowers said the threats caused her to fear for her safety after she observed Ms. Carpenter in a car that drove by her residence. Consequently, Deputy Sheriff Hall requested a warrant for Ms. Carpenter for menacing. Sgt. Reeder located Ms. Carpenter as well as her two female companions at Speedway on Muskingum Drive several hours later. Under questioning, Jessica Beaver, age 33, 173 Riverview Estates Lot 16, Saint Marys, and Rebecca Sergent, age 25, 1320 Caywood Road, Marietta, claimed Ms. Carpenter drove the vehicle to Ms. Lowers’ residence, but video surveillance footage showed Ms. Carpenter exiting the passenger side of the car shortly after Ms. Lowers reported the incident. Therefore, Sgt. Reeder requested summonses for Ms. Beaver and Ms. Sergent for obstructing official business. Ms. Beaver was also issued a citation for driving under a suspended license and for operating a vehicle with an expired registration.

On 31 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff McPeek and the Reno Fire Department responded to a fire on the property of James Vuksick, age 66, at 11565 State Route 26, Marietta. A pool heater housed in an in-ground block building overheated and caused a nearby fence to catch fire. Approximately thirty feet of the fence were damaged. No foul play is suspected.

On 31 Jul 15 Sgt. Reeder issued a minor misdemeanor citation to Christopher F. Rounsley, age 37, 445 Goss Fork Road, Whipple, for disorderly conduct by intoxication. Sgt. Reeder observed Mr. Rounsley stumbling along County House Lane near State Route 7. As Sgt. Reeder approached him, Mr. Rounsley fell on a small bridge and nearly into the creek below. Mr. Rounsley appeared to be intoxicated and had an odor of sewage. Questioned about his odor, Mr. Rounsley said a friend got mad at him and threw him in the sewer. The Reno Fire Department transported Mr. Rounsley to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to a knee injury.

On 1 Aug 15 Clifton Blosser, age 76, 43 First Avenue, New Matamoras, reported a golf cart was stolen from his property early in the morning. A witness directed Deputy Sheriffs Johnson and McPeek to the golf cart’s location behind New Matamoras Elementary School. The Deputies recovered the golf cart and returned it to Mr. Blosser. This case remains under investigation.

On 1 Aug 15 a home health nurse reported a number of her client’s prescription medications were stolen from a lockbox at the client’s residence on State Route 821 in Lower Salem. The theft possibly occurred while the client was hospitalized between 14 Jul and 31 Jul. This case remains under investigation (1007).

On 1 Aug 15 Deputy Sheriff Reeder arrested Derek Thompson, age 25, 810 Best Hollow Road, Whipple, for domestic violence and criminal damaging. Mr. Thomson was intoxicated while he rode in a vehicle with his mother, Nancy, age 62, toward their residence. During the trip, Mr. Thompson became angry and threatened to kill her. Mr. Thompson subsequently attempted to pull the key from the ignition and punched and cracked the vehicle’s windshield. At the jail, Mr. Thompson tested .130 BAC.

On 1 Aug 15 Richard E. Nova, age 55, 1421 Drag Strip Road, Belpre, was trimming a field at 1360 Drag Strip Road when he accidentally ran over a telephone pole’s guy-wire. The wire became wrapped around the mower blades and caused the pole to snap. Mr. Nova was uninjured (509).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 31 Jul 15 and Monday 3 Aug 15:

Stephen Russell Duley Sr., age 32, 1013 Campus Drive, Belpre, for breach of recognizance and failure to appear, both felonies. Duley was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Moyers and processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jul 15 at 12:23 pm.

Corey Thomas Sapp Jr., age 24, 509 Gale Avenue, Parkersburg, for breach of recognizance and failure to appear, both felonies. Sapp was picked up at the North Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Moyers and processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jul 15 at 12:41 pm.

Darrel Lamar Campbell, age 36, 111 Morley Street, Detroit, MI, for driving under an OVI suspended license, a misdemeanor. Campbell was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jul 15 at 1:35 pm.

Karen Nicole Statkiewicz, age 33, 253 Lake Road, Belpre, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Statkiewicz was arrested in Marietta by the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jul 15 at 5:08 pm.

Shelly Lynn Carpenter, age 41, 1752 Seventh Street, Parkersburg, for menacing and falsification, both misdemeanors. Carpenter was arrested on Muskingum Drive by Deputy Sheriff McConnell and processed into the Washington County Jail on 31 Jul 15 at 11:36 pm.

Otilio Gonzalez, age 26, 517 Smith Street, Marietta, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Gonzalez was arrested on Sandhill Road by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Aug 15 at 12:58 am.

Jason Dean Buckingham, age 34, 26585 Rock Run Road, Coolville, for OVI, for operating a vehicle with an expired license and for failure to yield, all misdemeanors. Buckingham was arrested on Third Street by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Aug 15 at 2:53 am.

Derek Scott Thompson, age 25, 810 Best Hollow Road, Whipple, for domestic violence, criminal damaging and for violating the terms of his probation, all misdemeanors. Thompson was arrested in Lower Salem by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Aug 15 at 8:26 am.

Eric Christopher Edgar, age 30, 732 Second Street, Marietta, for theft and criminal trespassing, both misdemeanors. Edgar was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Hanson of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Aug 15 at 7:26 pm.

Lynn Michael Parsons, age 57, 2412 E. Pine Street Apt. B, Seattle, WA, for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Parsons was arrested on Hillcrest Drive by Patrolman Heddleston of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 1 Aug 15 at 11:28 pm.

Richards Paul Gatterdam, age 30, 166 Callingwood Avenue, Whitehall, OH, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Gatterdam was arrested in Beverly by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Aug 15 at 2:30 am.

Robert Collins, age 33, 800 39th Street, Vienna, for theft, a misdemeanor. Collins turned himself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Aug 15 at 6:38 pm.

Justin Edward Wolfe, age 22, 138 Harmar Street, Marietta, for contempt of a court order and for violating the terms of his probation, both misdemeanors. Wolfe was arrested on S. Seventh Street by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 3 Aug 15 at 6:59 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 31 JUL 15

On 30 Jul 15 Gloria Marks, age 64, 200 Pennock Street Lot 37, Beverly, reported her live-in boyfriend, Raymond Trivett, age 60, assaulted her. Ms. Marks said she and her boyfriend had been consuming alcohol and that when she attempted to leave the residence to purchase more alcohol her boyfriend grabbed her by the wrist. When Mr. Trivett grabbed his girlfriend he punctured her skin and caused her to bleed profusely. Mr. Trivett also grabbed Ms. Marks by the neck before fleeing the home. Ms. Marks subsequently received treatment for her injuries at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Based on his observations, Deputy Sheriff Johnson requested a warrant for Mr. Trivett for domestic violence.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 30 Jul 15 and Friday 31 Jul 15:

Nicholas David Offenberger, age 35, 718 ½ Front Street, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Offenberger was arrested in Marietta by Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 12:26 pm.

Michael Shane McCoy, age 44, 106 W. Faye Avenue, Marietta, for felonious assault and for a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. McCoy was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Nedeff of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 1:56 pm.

Kylie Danielle Piatt, age 26, 118 Arborgate Drive, Marietta, for a felony charge of breach of recognizance and misdemeanor charges of failing to reinstate her operator’s license, speeding and contempt of a court order. Piatt was picked up at the Muskingum County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Doak and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 3:55 pm.

Montoria Lebrei Tucker, age 18, 1415 Fawler Avenue, Akron, for receiving stolen property, a felony. Tucker was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 4:20 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 30 JUL 15

On 29 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Call responded to the scene of death of a fifty-eight year old Warren Township resident. The woman’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 29 Jul 15 an employee at Broughton’s, 639 State Route 821, Marietta, reported sometime between 24 and 29 Jul an unknown suspect(s) stole five boxes of carpet squares from a building that is under construction. From outside another building at the complex that is being remodeled, thieves stole an unknown amount of scrap metal. This case remains under investigation (1010).

On 29 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff McKee issued a citation to Samuel J. Fourqurean, age 19, 208 Clark Street, Belmont, WV, for not stopping at a red light. Deputy McKee stopped Mr. Fourqurean at the intersection of Greene Street and Pike Street in Marietta.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 29 Jul 15 and Thursday 30 Jul 15:

Scott Wayne Payne, age 41, 28524 Torch Road, Coolville, for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Payne was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jul 15 at 9:54 am.

Matthew Gene Schaffer, age 36, 445 Dodd Run Road, Marietta, for assault and for two counts of aggravated menacing, all misdemeanors. Schaffer was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jul 15 at 12:26 pm.

Brandon Lee Rice, age 19, 16411 Kramer Road, Mount Perry, OH, for assault, a misdemeanor. Lee was arrested at Dodge Park by Patrolman Perine of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jul 15 at 7:33 pm.

Derik Eugene Simpkins, age 27, 309 Harmar Street, Marietta, for driving under a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Simpkins was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Sury of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jul 15 at 11:55 pm.

Shannon Thomas Syder, age 25, 1943 State Route 550, Bartlett, for possession of drug paraphernalia and littering, both misdemeanors. Syder was arrested on State Route 550 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 30 Jul 15 at 10:13 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 29 JUL 15

On 28 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Hall issued a citation to Brenda D. Hinton, age 44, 616 Poplar Avenue, Williamstown, for failing to stop at a stop sign. Deputy Hall stopped Ms. Hinton at the intersection of Masonic Park Road and State Route 60 in Muskingum Township.

On 28 Jul 15 Shirley Poole, age 72, 1009 Park Avenue, New Matamoras, reported an unknown suspect(s) cut the gatepost on property she owns at the intersection of State Route 260 and Tice Run Road in Grandview Township. A search of the property resulted in the discovery of a marijuana plant in a plastic pot. This case remains under investigation.

On 28 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Hall issued a citation to Ashley M. Ball, age 23, 1423 Oak Hill Court Apt. 37, Toledo, OH, for not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Hall stopped Ms. Ball on State Route 821 near exit 6 in Muskingum Township.

On 29 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Johnson responded to the scene of death of a seventy-six year old Cutler resident. The decedent was found in the parking lot outside his employer’s business on Tick Ridge Road. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 28 Jul 15 and Wednesday 29 Jul 15:

Edgardo Luis Nievescruz, age 33, 1901 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, for operating a vehicle without a license, a misdemeanor. Nievescruz was arrested near milepost seven on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 1:10 pm.

Megan Cheyenne Roach, age 23, 804 Fourth Street, Marietta, for two felony counts of failure to appear and for a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. Roach was picked up in North Carolina by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 5:20 pm.

Adrienne Lee Paknik, age 36, 625 Green Street, Newport, for illegal cultivation of marijuana, a felony. Paknik was arrested at her residence by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 7:09 pm.

Douglas Allen Hendershot Jr., age 43, 625 Green Street, Newport, for illegal cultivation of marijuana, a felony. Hendershot was arrested at his residence by Sgt. Reeder of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 7:50 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 21 JUL 15

On 27 Jul 15 Deputy Sheriff Reeder requested a warrant for Shannon S. Hines, age 27, for violating the terms of a protection order. In violation of a protection order, Mr. Hines visited the home of Christine V Coe, age 73, 1220 Brackenridge Road, Vincent. Ms. Coe stated that Mr. Hines asked for her help to steal things and when she refused Mr. Hines flew into a fit of rage. Mr. Hines began punching walls and doors inside Ms. Coe’s home. Ms. Coe stated she hid in a closet during Mr. Hines’ tirade and remained there until he left.

On 27 Jul 15 Michael E. Vincent, age 29, 715 Old River Road, Little Hocking, reported two speakers, speaker wire and a 1,000 watt amplifier were stolen from his garage. A shoe print left at the scene led Mr. Vincent to determine that his neighbor’s son stole the items. The suspect confessed to his father and said he sold the speaker equipment for $80 so that he could purchase heroin. Mr. Vincent declined to pursue charges in the matter (509).

On 27 Jul 15 Lt. Gherke, Sgt. Mankins and Deputy Sheriff Hall responded to the scene of death of a fifty-four year old Marietta Township resident. It appears the victim ingested a large amount of his prescription medication to take his own life. Though no foul play is suspected, this case remains under investigation.

On 27 Jul 15 Crystal Persinger, age 39, 9645 State Route 821, Lower Salem, reported she was involved in an argument with her nineteen year old son. Ms. Persinger’s son was upset that his mother would not give him money for gas and attempted to strike her. During the dispute, Ms. Persinger stated her son used a knife to deflate her car’s tires. She did not wish to pursue charges in the matter (1303).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 27 Jul 15 and Tuesday 28 Jul 15:

Christine Virginia Coe, age 73, 1220 Brackenridge Road, Vincent, for three misdemeanor counts of theft. Coe was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Reeder and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jul 15 at 5:10 pm.

Joshua Keith Ross, age 34, 45 Hickory Lane Lot 2, New Matamoras, for tampering with drugs, a felony. Ross was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Blasko of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 27 Jul 15 at 7:32 pm.

Roy Lee Goodnight, age 36, 3407 Seventh Avenue, Parkersburg, for a felony charge of abduction and for misdemeanor charges of menacing and assault. Goodnight was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Dennison of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 5:18 am.

Mitchell Dean Needs, age 35, Amesville, for violating the terms of his parole, a felony. Needs was arrested on Pike Street by Sgt. Mankins of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Jul 15 at 11:43 am.

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

These suspects were sentenced recently in Common Pleas Court:

Aaron W. Cain, age 34, 16687 Crooked Tree Road, Dexter City, for possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony; thirty-three days;

Bradley D. Worstell, age 19, 29725 State Route 7, Marietta, for corrupting another with drugs, a second degree felony; ninety days;

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