Washington County Grand Jury indicts 19
The Washington County Grand Jury met this week to indict 19 true billed defendants on 35 counts.
Brett Eric Shank, 53, 306 Front Street, Apt. B, Marietta, was indicted on one count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and one count of felonious assault, a first-degree felony.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched Dec. 5 to Lowell regarding subjects in a vehicle yelling and screaming at one another in the Duke and Duchess parking lot.
Lt. Loretta Parks approached the occupants of the vehicle at which time they began to drive away. Parks gave commands to the vehicle to stop and the vehicle continued to abscond, the sheriff’s report stated.
An attempt to catch up to the vehicle on Ohio 60 was unsuccessful as the vehicle began to flee. The vehicle driver ignored the sheriff’s office emergency lights and sirens. The report noted deputies continued to pursue the subject, entering onto Interstate 77, where the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted with stopping the vehicle.
The vehicle continued on into West Virginia even though a tire and wheel were off of the vehicle, the report stated.
Wood County deputies became engaged in the pursuit and were successful in arresting Shank before taking him into custody.
Shank, who was driving the vehicle, was also observed maneuvering his vehicle towards a deputy sheriff marked cruiser.
The indictment states the felonious assault charge is for attempting to cause harm to Parks with his vehicle.
Other indictments include:
¯ Brittany E. Condict, 31, of 903 Mitchell Ave. Apt. G, Beverly, was indicted on five charges, including one count of aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony; one count of endangering children, a third-degree felony; one count of endangering children, a fifth-degree felony; and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them – OVI, both first-degree misdemeanors.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Condict was southbound April 2 on Ohio 60 in Adams Township. Her 2010 Honda Civic traveled off the right side of the roadway, striking and traveling on top of the guardrail. She struck a utility pole prior to flipping over the guardrail. She continued down a steep embankment into an open field, overturning before coming to a rest. She was cited by the OSHP for operating a vehicle without being in reasonable control of it. Alcohol, marijuana or other drugs were suspected factors in the crash.
A juvenile reportedly received serious injuries in the crash.
¯ Shaquille M. Dawkins, 28, of 1029 Frederick Blvd., Akron, was indicted on one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, both second-degree felonies. Dawkins was reportedly found with equal or exceeding five times the bulk, but less than 50 times the bulk, of methamphetamine in February on Cherry Tree Lane, Marietta.
¯ John Wesley Hoy, 44, of 302 Walnut St., Belpre, was indicted on one count of safecracking, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly broke into a safe or strongbox from Feb. 27, 2021, through March 5, 2021, and reportedly stole $1,000 in cash.
¯ Dennis Talbott, 51, of 6405 Chippenhook Court, Dublin, was indicted on one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly stole $3,976.65 from the victim from June 17, 2020, through July 8, 2021.
¯ Jeremy Marlen Ludwig, 27, of 567 Coal Run Road Unit A, Lowell, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He was allegedly found with methamphetamine on Coal Run Run, Lowell, in July 2021.
¯ Brett S. Edwards, 32, of 165 Cornerstone Drive, Marietta, was indicted on one count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony. He was allegedly found with the drug on Warren Street, Marietta, in November.
¯ Dustin R. Shingleton, 36, of 150 Skyles Road, St. Marys, was indicted on one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. He reportedly had an easily accessible loaded firearm in his vehicle in February on the 500 block of Pike Street, Marietta.
¯ Dustin R. Riley, 36, of 706 Cisler Drive, Marietta, was indicted on one count of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. He was reportedly found with the drug on the 200 block of North Seventh Street, Marietta, in March 2021.
¯ Mitchell A. Parsons, 40, of 716 Franklin Ave. #5, Belpre, was indicted on four charges, including two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies; one count of possession of LSD, a fifth-degree felony; and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony. He was reportedly found with amphetamine, LSD, methamphetamine and MDA in Belpre in September 2021.
¯ James H. Ware, 42, of 297 Burns Stable Drive, Parkersburg, was indicted on one count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony. He was reportedly found with the drugs at Bel-Del Court, Belpre, in November.
¯ Megan N. Pierce, 23, last known address of 1785 Moody Ridge Road, Vincent, was indicted on one count of theft from a person in a protected class and one count of theft, both fifth-degree felonies. She allegedly stole $172 and a Peoples Bank debit card and/or Capital One credit card from an elderly woman in February in Belpre.
¯ Shannon D. Lasure, 43, of 1603 Smithfield St., East Liverpool, was indicted on one count of escape, a third-degree felony. Lasure allegedly did not return to Oriana House on April 11.
¯ Deryl Edward Wilson Jr., 52, of 1641 Lincoln Heights, Pomeroy, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs and one count of possession of cocaine, both fifth-degree felonies; and one count of having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony. He was reportedly found with cocaine and methamphetamine in June 2021 at 700 Pike St., Marietta. He allegedly had a ZEV 9mm pistol after being convicted of the felony offense of escape on Feb. 2, 1989, in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. The weapon is subject to forfeiture.
¯ Cory W. Saunders, 31, of 5400 N. State Route 669 NW, McConnelsville, was indicted on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. He was reportedly found in August 2021 with fentanyl and fluorofentanyl on Ohio 339 in Marietta.
¯ Torrez J. Smith, 23, of 3448 E. 73rd St., Cleveland, was indicted on one count of trafficking in marijuana, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony. The drugs were reportedly found during a traffic stop on Interstate 77, Marietta, in August 2021. Some $6,054 found in cash on Smith is subject to forfeiture.
¯ Jennifer L. Arden, 33, of 706 N. Catalpa St., Dexter, Mo., was indicted on one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. She allegedly stole an iPhone 11 Pro Max in August 2021 in Belpre.
¯ Cody A. Miller, 32, of 313 Lord St., Marietta, was indicted on one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. Miller was allegedly found with a loaded firearm in his vehicle in February at 604 Main St., Belpre.
¯ Brandon L. McCartney, 26, of 1017 32nd St., Parkersburg, was indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. He allegedly stole a 2007 Buick Lucerne in November.
Possible Prison Terms & Maximum Fines:
¯ First-degree felony: 3 to 11 years; $20,000.
¯ Second-degree felony: 2 to 8 years; $15,000.
¯ Third-degree felony: 1 to 3 years; $10,000.
¯ Third-degree felony involving an act of sex or violence: 1 to 5 years; $10,000.
¯ Fourth-degree felony: 6 to 18 months; $5,000.
¯ Fifth-degree felony: 6 months to one year; $2,500.
Source: Washington County Common Pleas Court.