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NEWS RELEASES FOR TUESDAY 21 OCT 14

On 19 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff Augenstein requested a summons for Georgette Thrasher, age 30, 413 1/2 Third Street, Marietta, for telecommunications harassment. Despite being previously ordered to stop phoning the father of her children, Ms. Thrasher phoned the victim several more times and called him derogatory names.

On 20 Oct 14 Daniel F. Mason, age 38, 557 Grindstone Drive, Marietta, reported sometime between 3:30 and 4:15 that afternoon the driver of an unknown vehicle did a donut in his freshly planted field at 880 Grindstone Drive. This case remains under investigation (126).

On 20 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff Huffer responded to the scene of death of a sixty-two year old Fairfield Township resident. The man’s death appears to be due to natural causes; no foul play is suspected.

On 20 Oct 14 the Warren Squad transported a thirty-two year old Fleming resident to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment to a prescription drug overdose. In addition to ingesting fifteen Xanax pills, the victim said he snorted Percocet, Norco and Xanax. Medical personnel said the victim’s injuries were not life threatening (1007).

On 20 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff Underwood requested a summons for a sixteen year old Waterford resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being unruly. The teenager’s mother reported she had not seen her son for the past four days and that he would not answer his mobile phone. The mother also said her son overdosed on Benadryl in the past and she suspects he smokes marijuana.

On 20 Oct 14 Jacqueline L. Liska, age 49, 122 Tennis Center Drive Apt. 5, Marietta, reported she believes a family member stole $400 worth of rare bills and $100 in rare coins from her residence. This case remains under investigation (132).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 20 Oct 14 and Tuesday 21 Oct 14:

Jarod Lee McCain, age 32, 41 E. Lake Lane, Belpre, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. McCain was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Oct 14 at 3:44 pm.

Kevin Earl Soper, age 54, 6312 Maidens Road, Bear Lick, MI, for driving under a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Soper was arrested on Interstate 77 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Oct 14 at 11:06 pm.

Jeremiah Allen Jeffers, age 31, 705 Thomas Court, Belpre, for a felony count of possession of drugs and misdemeanor charges of possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments. Jeffers was arrested on Muskingum Drive by Patrolman Dennis of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 21 Oct 14 at 3:54 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 20 OCT 14

On 18 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff McKee requested summonses for a fourteen year old New Matamoras resident and a sixteen year old Newport resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being unruly. Teachers and administrators at Frontier High School reported since school began this year, the students have constantly disrupted classes, used foul language and have not abided by school rules.

On 18 Oct 14 Jenifer McDuffy, age 42, 745 Coal Run Road, Marietta, reported an argument with her live-in boyfriend, Patrick Kesselring, age 42, escalated into a physical assault. For unknown reasons, Mr. Kesselring became increasingly angry and struck Ms. McDuffy numerous times on the arms and face with a wooden spoon. Due to the fact that Mr. Kesselring has a prior domestic violence conviction, Deputy Sheriff McKee arrested Mr. Kesselring for felony domestic violence and transported him to the Washington County Jail.

On 18 Oct 14 Jennifer Wears, age 40, 1213 Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre, reported her seventeen year old daughter’s purse was stolen when she left it briefly unattended to go on a hay ride at Sweetapple Farms that afternoon. The teenager’s purse contained a mobile phone, an iPod, a wallet and other belongings. This case remains under investigation (594).

On 19 Oct 14 Alexander W. Keaton, age 25, 225 Stablewatch Court, Monroe, OH, reported he was away from his grandfather’s hunting property at 75 Aldon Gage Road, Cutler, for a short period the previous evening and during that time an unknown suspect did donuts in the grass. The suspect also damaged the underpinning on a trailer on the property and shattered two windows. This case remains under investigation (1007).

On 19 Oct 14 the Barlow Squad transported Erica D. Wilson, age 21, 4330 Buchanan Road, Waterford, to Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Belpre campus for treatment to injuries she suffered when she fell off an ATV. A passenger on the ATV, Ms. Wilson rolled down a hill and struck a rock. Ms. Wilson complained of pain in her lower back, left arm, left hip and head but she was not seriously injured (507).

On 19 Oct 14 David Cox, age 52, 1800 School House Road, Little Hocking, reported after he parked his Dodge pickup truck at his residence, the vehicle coasted backwards down a hill and struck a guardrail. The collision caused moderate damage to the rear and both sides of the truck (507).

On 19 Oct 14 Ricky G. Henry, age 57, 2704 Underwood Drive, Belpre, reported he was seated at the bar at The Lawnsdale when an unknown individual approached him and punched him on the right side of his face. This case remains under investigation (910).

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 17 Oct 14 and Monday 20 Oct 14:

Meriah Shay Dunn, age 24, 9630 State Route 260, New Matamoras, for OVI, a misdemeanor. Dunn was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 11:59 am.

Russell Lee Traugh, age 31, 1905 Plum Street, Parkersburg, for failure to appear, a felony. Traugh was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 1:18 pm.

Rebecca Dawn Sparks, age 31, 4755 Waterford Road, Marietta, for failure to a misdemeanor. Sparks was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 2:06 pm.

Kristopher Lee Scott, age 26, 9 Cedar Hill Drive, Ripley, WV, for possession of drugs, a felony. Scott was picked up at the South Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 4:24 pm.

Jared Brent Casdorph, age 32, 105 Morningside Drive, Elkview, WV, for possession of drugs, a felony. Casdorph was picked up at the South Central Regional Jail by Deputy Sheriff Malone and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 4:36 pm.

Patrick Eugene Kesselring, age 42, 745 Coal Run Road, Marietta, for domestic violence, a felony. Kesselring was arrested at his residence by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Oct 14 at 11:40 am.

Amy Michelle Carver, age 37, 110 Ohio Boulevard, Marietta, for contempt of a court order, a misdemeanor. Carver was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Oct 14 at 12:14 pm.

Nicole Renee Hancock, age 25, 307 Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre, for making false alarms, a misdemeanor. Hancock was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Oct 14 at 4:37 pm.

Vanessa Lynn Sciance, age 28, 193 Fourth Street, Lowell, for violating the terms of her probation, a misdemeanor. Sciance was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Augenstein and processed into the Washington County Jail on 18 Oct 14 at 9:37 pm.

Julie Ann Watson, age 37, 211 Augenstein Lane, Lowell, for violating the terms of her probation and for driving under a suspended license, both misdemeanors. Watson was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Oct 14 at 1:11 am.

John Bradley Hunt, age 26, 499 Bertha Jones, Rowland, NC, for felonious assault. Hunt was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Kampmeier of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Oct 14 at 3:45 am.

Scott Allen Johnson, age 38, 708 Virginia Street, Marietta, for possession of drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor. Johnson was arrested on Gilman Avenue by Patrolman Linscott of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Oct 14 at 4:01 pm.

Ashley Brook McAllister, age 31, 205 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. McAllister was arrested on State Route 821 by Deputy Sheriff McKee and processed into the Washington County Jail on 19 Oct 14 at 6:37 pm.

Chase Daniel Wittekind, age 19, 1485 Hanna Road, Marietta, for two misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing. Wittekind turned himself in to Patrolman Chapman at the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Oct 14 at 9:47 am.

Jacob Lane Carpenter, age 20, 360 Mechanic Street, Macksburg, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Carpenter was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Oct 14 at 11:35 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR FRIDAY 17 OCT 14

On 15 Oct 14 Tabitha D. Way, age 33, 29465 State Route 7, Marietta, reported an acquaintance who visited her home earlier in the day may have stolen several pills from her bottle of prescription medication. This case remains under investigation (594).

On 15 Oct 14 Ed Vickers, age 64, 254 Riggenbach Hill Road, Marietta, was tending to a tree stand on his property when he slipped and fell twenty feet to the ground. Mr. Vickers did not lose consciousness but complained of hip and back pain and said his legs were numb and he could not move them. After being transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital by the Warren Emergency Squad, Mr. Vickers was transferred to Ohio State Medical Center. Mr. Vickers had potentially life threatening injuries, included multiple fractured ribs and a collapsed lung (132, 1010).

On 15 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff Call requested a summons for a fifteen year old Marietta resident to appear in Juvenile Court on a charge of delinquency by menacing. After being disciplined by his teacher at Frontier High School for being disruptive in class, the teenager yelled at his teacher and said he was going to put a bomb in the teacher’s mailbox. The teenager received a one day suspension for shoving the same teacher last month and a three day suspension for the current incident.

On 15 Oct 14 a passerby reported observing several bags of trash strewn along the 1000 block of Swift Road in Waterford Township. This case remains under investigation (132).

On 16 Oct 14 Sgt. McLeish issued a citation to Cassandra J. Warner, age 24, 28730 State Route 7, Marietta, for operating a vehicle with license plates that expired in June 2014. Sgt. McLeish stopped Ms. Warner on Colegate Drive in Marietta.

On 16 Oct 14 Debbie Poole, age 56, 26935 State Route 7 Apt. 6A, Marietta, reported she believes a neighbor who visited her home the previous evening stole several articles of jewelry from her jewelry box. Mrs. Poole estimated the jewelry’s value to be in excess of $400. This case remains under investigation (1010).

On 16 Oct 14 a twenty-five year old Belmont, WV resident reported she was traveling northbound on State Route 7 near milepost thirty-seven when a man standing beside his truck along the road exposed himself to her. This case remains under investigation (1010).

On 16 Oct 14 Charles M. Wasson, age 85, 107 Wyandotte Drive, Marietta, reported sometime since the beginning of this month an unknown suspect(s) entered a barn on property he owns at 14330 State Route 821, Macksburg, and stole a chainsaw. This case remains under investigation (912).

On 17 Oct 14 Sgt. McGilton requested a summons for Amber Madison, age 28, 517 Smith Street, Marietta, for failing to confine/restrain a dog. It’s the third citation Ms. Madison has received for the offense in less than a week. A neighbor reported a day earlier that Ms. Madison’s dog was running loose and tore into their trash.

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

Crystal Denise Hammonds, age 27, 826 Capo Lane, Beaumont, TX, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Hammonds was arrested on County Road 9 by Deputy Sheriff Huffer and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 1:01 am.

Devan Wade Anderson, age 23, 637 Martin Drive, Fleming, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Anderson was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 9:19 am.

Harold Dewayne Angus III, age 37, 4081 Veto Road, Vincent, for violating the terms of his probation, a misdemeanor. Angus was arrested at the office of Probation Officer P. Brockmeier and processed into the Washington County Jail on 17 Oct 14 at 9:34 am.

There are currently 101 men and twenty-nine women being housed in the Washington County Jail.

NEWS RELEASES FOR THURSDAY 16 OCT 14

On 12 Oct 14 Lucas W. Martin, age 27, 3510 Camden Avenue, Parkersburg, reported he was watching his children’s soccer game at the Marietta Soccer Fields when his ex-wife’s new husband threatened to kill him. Questioned about the threat, Carl J. Hart, age 30, 1415 Lynch Church Road, Marietta, said he threatened to punch Mr. Martin in the face but did not mention wanting to kill him. Due to the fact that Mr. Martin believed Mr. Hart would cause him harm, Deputy Sheriff McPeek requested a summons for Mr. Hart for menacing.

On 13 Oct 14 Sgt. Reeder arrested Pamela Gereshenski, age 46, and Michael B. Page age 47, both of 366 Arends Ridge Road, Marietta, for disorderly conduct by intoxication. Both subjects appeared extremely intoxicated and had reportedly been drinking beer throughout the whole weekend. Ms. Gereshenski claimed Mr. Page assaulted her but Sgt. Reeder could find no evidence of an attack. Ms. Gereshenski’s speech was also so slurred that she had to repeat her statements multiple times and Sgt. Reeder had difficulty understanding her. Since Mr. Page had nowhere else to stay for the evening and because Sgt. Reeder felt Ms. Gereshenski was unable to care for herself, Sgt. Reeder arrested both subjects. At the Washington County Jail, Ms. Gereshenski tested .241 BAC and Mr. Page tested .301 BAC.

On 14 Oct 14 Denine Angles, age 54, 1838 Neff Ridge Road, Marietta, reported she was away from her home overnight and during that period an unknown suspect(s) entered a storage building on her property and stole two large totes of tools and two chainsaws belonging to her son. The total value of the stolen items is approximately $2,000. This case remains under investigation (910).

On 14 Oct 14 Sgt. McGilton requested summonses for Delmer L. Wittekind, age 39, 25 Radabaugh Road, Marietta; Shanin Ford, age 42, 575 Greenhill Road, Marietta; and Stephanie L. Sklenar, age 47, 550 Greenhill Road, Marietta, for failing to confine/restrain a dog. Dogs belonging to the aforementioned individuals attacked and killed a deer in the neighborhood earlier in the day.

On 14 Oct 14 Deputies and Detectives responded to the scene of death of a sixty-five year old Liberty Township resident. The man’s death appears to be due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Though no foul play is suspected, the decent was transported to Montgomery County for autopsy.

On 15 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff Hunter requested a summons for a fourteen year old New Matamoras resident to appear in Juvenile Court for being delinquent. Following a disagreement with her father over homework, the teenager struggled with her father when he attempted to confiscate her mobile phone. During the confrontation, the teenager bit her father on the arm.

On 16 Oct 14 Lt. Rhodes issued a citation to Glendon L. Allen, age 26, 1907 Green Ford Lane, Apex, NC, for traveling 89 mph in a 60 mph zone. Lt. Rhodes stopped Mr. Allen on US 50 near Federal Road in Belpre Township.

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

Robert William Farmer, age 38, 1504 Sharon Avenue, Zanesville, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Farmer was picked up at the Mansfield Correctional Institution by Deputy Sheriff Doak and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 12:04 pm.

Samantha Jo Thompson, age 27, 688 Gordon Drive, Charleston, WV, for failure to appear, a misdemeanor. Thompson was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 12:41 pm.

Edna Elizabeth Hanes, age 35, 105 Gilman Avenue Lot 8, Marietta, for trafficking in drugs, a felony. Hanes was arrested at her residence by Deputy Sheriff Underwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 1:15 pm.

Corey Perly Pryor, age 21, 90 Mitchell Drive, Newport, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Pryor was picked up at SEPTA by Deputy Sheriff Gerber and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 1:52 pm.

Paul Andrew Sebring, age 43, 709 Cisler Lane, Marietta, for violating the terms of his probation, a felony. Sebring turned himself in to Deputy Sheriff Ellenwood and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 2:06 pm.

Lindsay Marie Stehly, age 29, 4409 Cypress Street, Parkersburg, for OVI and speeding, both misdemeanors. Stehly was arrested on Greene Street by Patrolman Hively of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 8:00 pm.

Amanda Michelle Arroyo, age 26, Marietta, for burglary, a felony. Arroyo was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 10:44 pm.

Tyrone Anthony Taylor, age 26, Marietta, for burglary, a felony. Taylor was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Harlow of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 10:59 pm.

Amber Nicole Price, age 26, 835 20th Street, Greeley, CO, for resisting arrest and for disorderly conduct by intoxication, both misdemeanors. Price was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Heddleston of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 11:50 pm.

Delbert Daniel Cain, age 38, 100 Simpson Street, Marietta, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Cain was arrested in Marietta Municipal Court by Patrolman Warden of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 16 Oct 14 at 8:52 am.

Scott Allen Shankland, age 44, Marietta, for receiving stolen property and failure to appear, both misdemeanors. Shankland was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Pinkerton of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 6:03 am.

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

NEWS RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY 15 OCT 14

On 10 Oct 14 Katherine Bartimus, age 33, 2346 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, reported she believes a family member stole her prescription medication. This case remains under investigation (912).

On 11 Oct 14 Chase A. Pugh, age 25, 1110 Moody Ridge Road, Vincent, reported he was away from his home overnight and during that time an unknown suspect(s) entered his home and stole his fifty inch television. The suspect(s) could possibly be traveling in a white, full size pickup truck. This case remains under investigation (912).

On 12 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff Hunter responded to a domestic dispute at 1178 Moss Run Road, Marietta. Shane A. Mosser, age 35, was asleep in his bed when his inebriated wife woke him by hitting and slapping him in the head. Mr. Mosser said his wife was angry that he was asleep and she was not. Mr. Mosser left his residence and stayed with a relative for the rest of the night. He did not desire to pursue charges against his wife.

On 13 Oct 14 Deputy Sheriff McConnell and the Oak Grove, Reno and Warren fire departments responded to a fire at the home of Richard E. Baker, age 85, 240 Mile Run Road, Marietta. The fire appears to have originated in an electrical outlet near a bed in Mr. Baker’s room. Mr. Baker’s daughter lives nearby and suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation while she attempted to assist her father. Mr. Baker also suffered minor injuries during their escape. The injured parties were treated at Marietta Memorial Hospital and released. The home was a total loss.

On 14 Oct 14 Sgt. McGilton requested a summons for Gary Carna, age 64, 18645 State Route 550, Marietta, for failing to confine/restrain a dog. Two days earlier Mr. Carna forgot to lock his dog pen, accidentally allowing his two dogs to escape. The two dogs then chewed through a fence housing the neighbor’s chickens and ducks and killed one of the ducks.

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

Billy Ray Gibson Jr., age 33, 1131 24th Street, Parkersburg, for violating the terms of his probation and for failure to appear, both felonies. Gibson was arrested at the Courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Simmons and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Oct 14 at 9:58 am.

Karlee Noel Kirby, age 26, 3805 Grand Central Avenue, Parkersburg, for operating a vehicle with an expired registration, for making an improper lane change and for being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, all misdemeanors. Kirby was arrested in Belpre by Patrolman Tewanger of the Belpre City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 14 Oct 14 at 5:07 am.

Oscar Antonio Gonzalez-Lopez, age 39, Marietta, for OVI, failure to control and for operating a vehicle without a license, all misdemeanors. Gonzalez-Lopez was arrested in Marietta by Patrolman Pinkerton of the Marietta City Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 15 Oct 14 at 6:03 am.

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

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