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NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 17 APR 14

On 16 Apr 14 Connie S. Hagar, age 48, 575 Michaelis Road, Marietta, reported she recently noticed an air compressor, two generators, a floor jack and several boxes of hand tools were missing from her garage. This case remains under investigation (509).

On 16 Apr 14 Rodney Wingrove, age 64, 10340 State Route 550, Vincent, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered a pole building on his property. After inspecting the inside of the building, Mr. Wingrove determined no property appears to be missing. This case remains under investigation (592).

On 16 Apr 14 Sgt. Anderson arrested Vanessa L. Sciance, age 27, 193 Fourth Street, Lowell, for domestic violence. Ms. Sciance and her live-in boyfriend, Edward Sayger III, age 33, were arguing when Mr. Sayger said his girlfriend “went crazy.” Ms. Sciance proceeded to overturn lawn furniture and threw large rocks through the windows of the residence. As Ms. Sciance’s violent tirade continued, she struck Mr. Sayger in the mouth and left him with a busted lip.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 16 Apr 14 and Thursday 17 Apr 14:

Matthew Allen Rooney, age 35, 14350 State Route 555, Cutler, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Rooney was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Apr 14 at 10:52 am.

Amanda Lynn Blind, age 30, 1221 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Blind was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Williams of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Apr 14 at 11:59 am.

Ricky Dee Hines, age 52, 271 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Hines was arrested at the office of Probation Officer E. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Apr 14 at 2:17 pm.

Brian Keith Brum, age 50, 1372 Pine Ridge Road, Fleming, for driving under a suspended license, obstructing official business and failure to control, all misdemeanors. Brum was arrested on Waterford Road by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Apr 14 at 4:30 pm.

Vanessa Lynn Sciance, age 27, 193 Fourth Street, Lowell, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Sciance was arrested at her residence by Sgt. Anderson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Apr 14 at 10:14 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 16 APR 14

On 15 Apr 14 Marva Bay, age 93, 155 Belavista Drive, Marietta, reported at some point during the past several weeks an unknown suspect(s) stole in excess of $500 from a drawer in her home. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 15 Apr 14 Patricia Whitely, age 53, 1229 Becker Road, Whipple, reported a week ago she noticed a digital camera, a container of coins, a gold ring and a laptop computer were stolen from her home. The total value of the stolen items is approximately $2,000. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 15 Apr 14 Richard Moore, age 52, 1670 State Route 339, Belpre, reported when he awoke that morning he noticed his wallet, which contained $17, was missing from where he placed it on his kitchen table. Mr. Moore declined to pursue the mater further (507).

On 15 Apr 14 Sgt. Mankins and Deputy Sheriff McConnell investigated a domestic dispute at 12858 State Route 676, Waterford. During an argument, Dennis Crockett, age 38, slapped his live-in girlfriend, Stacy Fair, age 39, across the face. Ms. Fair said she was not injured and she did not fear for her safety. As a result, Sgt. Mankins closed this case as unfounded. However, Mr. Crockett was arrested for violating the terms of his probation at the request of his Probation Officer because Mr. Crockett was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 15 Apr 14 and Wednesday 16 Apr 14:

Joseph Edgar Erb, age 44, 216 Fourth Street, Lowell, for being a fugitive from justice, a felony. Erb was arrested on Gilman Avenue by US Marshals and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Apr 14 at 9:45 am.

Shawn Allen Hartleroad, 135 Spencer Avenue, Spencer, WV, for driving under a suspended license and speeding, both misdemeanors. Hartleroad was arrested near milepost ten on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Apr 14 at 1:46 pm.

Branden Dwight Ramage, age 19, 206 Jennison Street, Beverly, for felony charges of burglary and possession of criminal tools and misdemeanor charges of violating the terms of his probation and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ramage was arrested in Belpre by Deputy Sheriff White and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Apr 14 at 2:39 pm.

Kyle David Hesson, age 18, Marietta, for felony charges of burglary and possession of criminal tools and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Hesson was arrested in Belpre by Deputy Sheriff White and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Apr 14 at 2:54 pm.

David Matthew Crockett, age 38, 12858 State Route 676, Waterford, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Crockett was arrested in Watertown by Sgt. Mankins of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Apr 14 at 11:30 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 15 APR 14

On 11 Apr 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer requested a warrant for Willis V. Thompson, age 37, 213 fourth Street Apt. A, Lowell, for domestic violence. That morning, Mr. Thompson was involved in an argument with his live-in girlfriend, Amanda Sampe, age 33, over a Facebook message and over the individuals with whom he associates. During the dispute, Mr. Thompson grabbed Ms. Sampe’s neck and forcefully yanked her arm when he attempted to walk away from him. Mr. Thompson also bit Ms. Sampe’s lip, causing it to swell and bleed.

On 11 Apr 14 Latasha L. Ward, age 25, 135 Groves Avenue, Marietta, reported sometime while she was visiting a friend’s home on State Route 7 in Marietta, one of the people present in the home stole $160 out of the $200 she had in her purse. Ms. Ward declined to pursue the matter further (126).

On 11 Apr 14 a clerk at Byer’s Exxon, 26960 State Route 7, Marietta, reported a customer took a Bud Light margarita drink and a plastic cup from the store’s shelves and entered the bathroom. The customer, later identified as Jessica L. Stevens, age 32, 10 Browns Road Apt. 3B, Marietta, then proceeded to drink the beverage from the cup as she removed a cereal bar from a shelf and filled out a job application while seated at a table in the store. Ms. Stevens passed out at the table and did not waken until Reno squad members responded to the scene. Ms. Stevens refused medical treatment and attempted to grab two more cans of Bud Light when she exited the store. Deputy Sheriff Hunter located Ms. Stevens passed out on a chair on the porch of her nearby residence. Questioned about the incident, Ms. Stevens admitted that she did not pay for any of the items. Consequently, Deputy Hunter arrested Ms. Stevens for theft and transported her to the Washington County Jail.

On 12 Apr 14 Deputy Sheriff McPeek requested a summons for a fourteen year old Little Hocking resident to appear in Juvenile Court on a charge of delinquency by assault. The previous afternoon the teenager shot the leg of an acquaintance that was visiting his home with a BB gun. The juvenile initially denied shooting the fourteen year old victim but later admitted shooting her intentionally. The victim did not require medical attention.

On 13 Apr 14 Deputy Sheriff McGilton requested summonses for April Smitley, age 41, and Scott Smitley, age 42, both of 1250 Bethel Road, Marietta, for failing to confine/restrain their dog. A neighbor of the Smitleys reported their dog chased her as she was mowing her yard and caused her to fear for her safety. Deputy McGilton warned the Smitleys to confine their dog two days earlier because of another incident involving their pet.

On 13 Apr 14 a clerk at the Country Corner Grocery, 2346 State Route 550, Cutler, reported the driver of a gold Dodge pickup truck backed into and caused minor damage to a gas pump. This case remains under investigation (610).

On 14 Apr 14 Gary R. McKee, age 67, 20015 State Route 676, Marietta, reported at some point during the past two weeks an unknown suspect(s) stole a GPS unit and a set of golf clubs from his truck. This case remains under investigation (126).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 14 Apr 14 and Tuesday 15 Apr 14:

Natalie Jordan Miller, age 24, 706 Ninth Street, Marietta, for forgery and for receiving stolen property, both felonies. Miller was arrested at her residence by Patrolman Bonnette of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Apr 14 at 1:42 pm.

Katie Danielle Cline, age 25, 27400 State Route 7 Lot 63, Marietta, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Cline was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Apr 14 at 3:50 pm.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 14 APR 14

On 12 Apr 14 Marta Henrie, age 55, 550 Rummer Road, Marietta, reported her husband, John, age 48. Mrs. Henrie stated her husband has been violent toward her in the past, threatened to wring her neck and threatened to cause her bodily harm if she did not finish the laundry that day. Mr. Henrie denied his wife’s allegation and instead accused her of being mentally unstable and fabricating the story. Based on his investigation, Deputy Sheriff Hunter arrested Mr. Henrie for domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail. At the jail, Mr. Henrie tested .318 BAC.

On 12 Apr 14 the caretaker for the Ludlow Community Building at the intersection of Community Club Road and Wingett Run Road reported an unknown suspect(s) kicked open a door to the building. At this time no property appears to be missing from the building. This case remains under investigation (126).

On 13 Apr 14 Nathan J. Thomas, age 37, 16000 State Route 821, Macksburg, reported the driver of a red pickup truck exited his vehicle on his property and pointed a large silver handgun at him. Mr. Thomas said he has not had any recent problems with anyone and he did not recognize any of the other individuals in the truck. This case remains under investigation (126).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 11 Apr 14 and Monday 14 Apr 14:

Jonathan Ross McAllister, age 26, 140 Washington Square, Williamstown, for two felony counts of assault and a misdemeanor charge of violating the terms of his probation. McAllister was arrested at Marietta Memorial Hospital by Patrolman Caldwell of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 11 Apr 14 at 2:00 pm.

Scott Matthew Masa, age 40, 4131 Stanleyville Road, Whipple, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Masa was arrested on County Road 9 by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 11 Apr 14 at 4:21 pm.

Jessica Lynn Stevens, age 32, 10 Browns Road Apt. B, for theft, a misdemeanor. Stevens was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Hunter and processed into the Washington County Jail on 11 Apr 14 at 11:55 pm.

John Michael Henrie II, age 48, 550 Rummer Road, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Henrie was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff Hunter and processed into the Washington County Jail on 12 Apr 14 at 6:46 pm.

Rocky Sammy Sandlin, age 53, 407 Lord Street, Marietta, for two misdemeanor counts of child endangering. Sandlin was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Apr 14 at 12:46 am.

Curtis Carman Lowers, age 42, 6370 N. Buttermilk Hill Road, McConnelsville, for a felony charge of possession of drugs and for misdemeanor counts of possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lowers was arrested on State Route 60 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Apr 14 at 1:35 pm.

Justin Andrew Garretson, age 26, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication, a misdemeanor. Garretson was arrested in Beverly by Patrolman Schaad of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 13 Apr 14 at 10:54 pm.

Rosale Laura Vandall, age 31, 1308 Williamson Avenue Apt. 8E, New Matamoras, for obstructing justice, a misdemeanor. Vandall turned herself in to Corrections Officers and was processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Apr 14 at 3:04 am.

Jodie Dawn Miller, age 30, 255 Silver Globe Road, Marietta, for violating the terms of her probation, a felony. Miller was arrested at the Adult Probation Office by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Apr 14 at 8:55 am.

Billy Joe Davis, age 28, 19 High Street, Vincent, for failure to appear and breach of recognizance, both misdemeanors. Davis was arrested at the Courthouse by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Apr 14 at 10:14 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 11 APR 14

On 10 Apr 14 a thirty-four year old Belpre resident reported her fourteen year old son did not return home before his 9 pm curfew on 8 Apr and he has yet to return home. The teenager phoned his mother later in the day and came home at approximately 7:45 pm (132).

On 10 Apr 14 Rose M. Warden, age 59, 2738 Barnett Ridge Road, Fleming, reported sometime overnight an unknown suspect threw a rock through the left taillight of her Mazda 6 station wagon. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 10 Apr 14 Peggy M. Vess, age 60, 1605 Germantown Road, Whipple, reported she was away from her residence between 6:40 am and 3:30 pm and during that period an unknown suspect(s) entered her home and stole $35 in change, a jigsaw and several gold necklaces. This case remains under investigation (113).

On 10 Apr 14 Sgt. Mankins requested summonses for Richard A. Finley, age 52, 680 Main Street Apt. B, Waterford, and his wife, Jacqueline, age 42, for disorderly conduct. Both parties appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and admitted being involved in an argument over division of their property. A brief altercation may have taken place but Sgt. Mankins could find no evidence of such an occurrence.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 10 Apr 14 and Friday 11 Apr 14:

Dexter Eugene Marks Jr., age 25, 902 Latrobe Street, Parkersburg, for being a fugitive from justice, a felony. Marks was arrested in Marietta by Deputy Sheriff White and processed into the Washington County Jail on 10 Apr 14 at 12:31 pm.

Julie Anne Reynolds, age 51, 231 E. Faye Avenue, Marietta, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Reynolds was arrested in Marietta by Probation Officer Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 10 Apr 14 at 2:54 pm.

Anthony Wayne Fletcher, age 28, 128 Buells Circle, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by fighting, a misdemeanor. Fletcher was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 10 Apr 14 at 8:33 pm.

Twila Jean Martin, age 39, 101 Del Ray Court, Marietta, for breach of recognizance, a misdemeanor. Martin was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 10 Apr 14 at 10:32 pm.

Gene Duane Craig, age 41, 213 ½ Elm Street, Marietta, for nonsupport of dependents, a misdemeanor. Craig was arrested in Beverly by Patrolman Oliver of the Beverly Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 11 Apr 14 at 11:50 am.

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

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