News of Record

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 ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • Morgan Raley, of 250 Zion Ridge Road, Marietta, reported a theft at the residence on Dec. 26. This case remains under investigation. • A deputy responded to 4755 Waterford Road, Marietta, on Dec. 27 to assist Marietta Municipal Court probation officers with ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • On Thursday, a deputy issued a traffic citation to Markus Lee Mounts, of 712 Belford St., Caldwell, for driving on a suspended license. • On Friday, a deputy met with Shelly Holbrooks in reference to an altercation. Holbrooks said she was confronted by Dana ...

Marietta police reports

Reports/Marietta • An officer was dispatched to 202 Sacra Via St. Dec. 24 in reference to a domestic violence incident. Corey Butler Adams, of that address, was arrested for domestic violence. • Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported Dec. 24 that a woman had fled after committing a theft. She ...

Public records

Marriages The following people recently picked up marriage licenses at the Washington County Courthouse: •Joshua Allen Gould, 20, and Laura Michelle Sarringhausen, 20, both of Marietta, Dec. 26. •David Scott Kratche, 51, of Lewisville, and Katrina Lynn Bedilion, 58, of Marietta, Dec. ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • Elizabeth Sickles, of 17920 State Route 550, Marietta, reported Wednesday that the previous evening her live-in boyfriend Jonathan Harshberger became angry and began acting aggressive by hitting the wall and throwing a chair. Sickles attempted to leave the ...

Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County • A deputy, along with the Devola and Salem volunteer fire department squads, responded to the scene of a deceased male on Dec. 19. • A deputy responded to Dunham Township on Friday in reference to a possible assault complaint. After completing the investigation ...