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Four arrested for breaking and entering

From staff reports

Four area residents were arrested after a series of breaking and enterings.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported a sergeant observed a vehicle traveling the wrong way on the one-way section of Warrior Drive, Barlow Township, in the early morning hours of Oct. 13. A traffic stop was initiated and the operator of the vehicle fled, turning left onto Ohio 339, then immediately attempted to turn left onto Walls Way.

The driver collided into the guardrail at that location and four subjects exited the vehicle, with three subjects running into the wooded area. The woman, identified as Elizabeth Scheid, stayed at the scene.

The WCSO Communication Center received a call stating a woman was at her residence asking to use the phone. A deputy arrived at the residence and identified the woman as Taylor Puckett.

Puckett stated she had been asleep in the truck when it crashed into the guardrail.

Puckett stated the other occupants were Elizabeth Scheid, Mason Nelson and Jeremy O’Brien.

While processing the crash scene , two catalytic converters were observed, which appeared to be freshly cut, in the bed and cab of the truck. A reciprocating saw was located and all items were seized.

Other items observed in the vehicle included a potted plant, step ladder, pressure washer, and radiators.

Later that morning, a deputy was dispatched to 3118 Barnett Ridge Road, Barlow Township, to a report of a residence, garage and five vehicles being entered and items stolen.

The victim stated he and his wife were in the process of moving to another residence, but was driving by the residence and observed the side door of the home opened, along with several vehicle doors.

The victims began looking around the property and soon realized that someone had entered the residence, garage and vehicles. The list of items stolen included a potted plant, step ladder, pressure washer, and other items.

Search warrants were obtained Thursday for a 2001 Chevy S10. Deputies located items in the vehicle belonging to the Barlow Township victim, to include a vehicle radio and amplifier that had been wired and installed in the S10.

Deputies obtained a second search warrant Monday for the home of Jeremy O’Brien and Elizabeth Scheid, 331 Hill Road, Cutler. Daulton Self was located at the residence at which time a pat down of Self revealed a plastic baggie of crystal like substance, believed to be methamphetamine, on Self’s person. Self denied the package was his.

The substance was later found to weigh 4.30 grams.

O’Brien was observed running from the residence and was apprehended in the roadway of Hill Road. Scheid was present inside the residence.

During the search, firearms were located in the laundry room and inside the dryer.

Jeremy Eugene O’Brien, 37, was charged with having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; burglary, a fourth-degree felony; breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony; possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; and obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Elizabeth Ann Scheid, 38, of 331 Hill Road, Cutler, was charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; burglary, a fourth-degree felony; breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony; and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

Daulton Steven Self, 33, of 809 Brentwood Drive, Belpre, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a fifth-degree felony.

O’Brien, Scheid and Self were all placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail. All three subjects appeared in Marietta Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Self was released on a personal recognizance bond. O’Brien remained incarcerated on $32,000 bond and Scheid on $8,000 bond.

A warrants was requested for the arrest of Mason Andrew Nelson, 33, of 540 King Ave., Cutler, who was charged with failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; burglary, a fourth-degree felony; breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony; and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.F5.

A warrant was also requested for Taylor R. Puckett, 22, of 1319 41st St., Parkersburg, who was charged with burglary, a fourth-degree felony; breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony; possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; and obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.

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