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Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • During a traffic stop Tuesday in the area of Ohio 339 and Brackenridge Road, a deputy made contact with the driver, Bailey R. Lee. Lee admitted that the vehicle had no license plates on it, as he had not purchased any for the vehicle. While speaking with Lee, ...

Guilty pleas for arson and drug charges

From staff reports Three people pleaded guilty to felony charges this week in Washington County Common Pleas Court. •On Wednesday, Noah Rutter, 21, of 6500 Germantown Road, Lower Salem, pleaded guilty to second-degree felony aggravated arson. In September, Rutter and his brother had ...

Public records

Marriages The following people picked up marriage licenses at the Washington County Courthouse. •Richard Warren Rudisil, 42, and Karly Ann Freed, 22, both of Little Hocking, Jan. 22. •Eric Daniel Dunn, 29, and Tiffany Lenora Nichols, 29, both of Marietta, Jan. ...

Marietta police/sheriff’s reports

Reports/Marietta • Officers responded to 619 10th St., Apt. 1 on Jan. 16 in reference to a possible overdose. Upon arrival, Marietta Fire Department members found a male identified as Brandon Schmidt, homeless, passed out in a back room. Schmidt was later arrested for possession of drug ...

Sheriff’s office

Reports/Washington County • During a traffic stop Friday on Interstate 77 contact was made with the driver, Dominic Pipero, and passengers. An odor of marijuana was detected and K9 Rita was taken around the vehicle. Pipero advised he had a THC smoking pipe. After Rita gave a positive ...

Man sentenced to nine year for heroin possession

From staff reports A Dayton man was sentenced to nine years in prison Jan. 16 in Washington County Common Pleas Court after he pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony charge of possession of heroin. On Oct. 16, agents with the Ohio Organized Crime Commission worked with representatives of the ...

Marriages/divorces

Marriages The following people recently picked up marriage licenses at the Washington County Courthouse: •Anthony James Spurgeon, 33, of Marietta and Melissa Kathleen Lessens, 27, of Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 14. •Clayton Alan Clark, 20, and Kaycee Renee Elliot, 18, both of Marietta, ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • On Wednesday, Major Crimes Task Force agents along with the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Marietta Police Department conducted a search warrant at 101 Sunset Drive, Marietta. They located six plastic baggies containing 16.55 total grams of ...

Marietta police/sheriff’s office reports

Reports/Marietta • An officer took a complaint Jan. 8 from a husband and wife who had both had their identities stolen. • An officer responded to Marathon, 498 Pike St., on Jan. 8 in reference to a theft. An unknown white male had entered the store and asked if they would call police if ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • A deputy responded to 4165 Zion Ridge Road, Marietta, on Wednesday in reference to a 911 call. Natasha Crosby said she and her boyfriend, Matthew West, were involved in a verbal argument after they consumed alcoholic beverages. At one point West obtained a ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • A deputy responded to Gerald Gary's residence in Dunham Township on Jan. 9. A complaint had been received regarding Gary's dog running loose on Jan. 7 and attacking a neighbor's dog. Gary admitted to his dog running loose occasionally and he was advised that ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • The dog warden responded to Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre, Thursday in reference to a Bernese Mountain dog belonging to Noel Metz running loose. A photograph of this dog standing in the roadway was received, with information that this was an ongoing issue. When the ...

Public records

Public records, Jan 7-9 Marriages The following people picked up marriage licenses at the Washington County Courthouse recently: •Joseph David Wile, 59, and Belinda Kay Barker, 50, both of Belpre, on Jan. 11. Property transfers Barlow Township •Larry D. Lang to L. Carl Dylan, ...

Sheriff’s reports

Warrants/Washington County •Eric V. Hooper, of 717 Dakota, Chickasha, Okla., probation violation on a driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs charge. • Calvin James Martin, of 11265 State Route 26, Marietta, criminal trespass. • Tela D. Elliott, of 930 Swann St., B, ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • A deputy was dispatched to 53 High St., Vincent, on Tuesday for a domestic violence complaint. Kimberly Norris said her husband, Randy, had returned to the home and grabbed her by the arm and told her to leave. Both Kimberly and Randy exited the residence, ...

Newport man pleads guilty drug charges

From staff reports A Newport man pleaded guilty to two third-degree felony drug charges on Thursday. Reed M. Byers, 26, of 25 Maple St., pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated drug trafficking in Washington County Common Pleas Court. The charges stem from a August arrest by the ...

Marietta police/sheriff’s reports

Reports/Marietta • Officers took a report Dec. 31 of a sexual imposition. This case remains under investigation. • Helen Tewkesbury, of 315 Muskingum Drive, reported Dec. 31 that Nathan Tewkesbury, of 521 Barclay St., Lot 15, Belpre, had entered the residence and was not allowed on the ...

Sheriff’s reports

Warrants/Washington County • Delbert D. Cain, of 100 Simpson St., Marietta, failure to appear on a driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs charge. • Jeffrey I. Cottrell, of 2202 Beverly St., Parkersburg, failure to appear on a possessing drug abuse instruments charge. • ...

Public records

The following people were recently granted a divorce or dissolution of marriage at the Washington County Courthouse: • Scott D. Jones, 32, of Marietta, and Letitia D. Jones, 28, of Marietta, were granted a divorce Dec. 20. • Ashley D. Kimes, 29, of Coolville, and Jeffrey M. Kimes, 38, ...

Lowell woman sentenced for chasing ex with car

From staff reports A Lowell woman was sentenced to time served and two years community control for aggravated drug possession, domestic violence and criminal damaging on Friday. On Nov. 6, Crystal Jeffers, 45, of 753 Lowell Hill Road, pleaded guilty to the charges related to an April arrest ...