Sheriff’s reports

Reports/Washington County

• A deputy responded to 4702 Milner Road, Waterford, on July 8. An employee of Heritage Co-Op Feed Store reported cash and an Apple iPad were stolen from the business. During the course of this investigation, shoe impressions were recovered from the scene. On July 12, detectives interviewed a subject who was seen passing a check which was stolen from Sherlock Oil on Ohio 60 in Beverly, in a July 2 break-in at that location. Robert Wells was interviewed and detectives observed that the shoes he was wearing matched the pattern of the shoe print at both Heritage Co-Op and Sherlock Oil. When confronted about the evidence against him, Wells admitted to the break-ins at both businesses. Robert Justin Wells, 37, of 3491 E. State Route 60, McConnelsville, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing. Wells was charged with two counts of breaking and entering.

• During a traffic stop Wednesday driver Clinton Greenwood was found to have an out-of-state suspension from Texas. A search revealed a multitude of marijuana paraphernalia and open and unopened beer. The deputy requested Greenwood submitted to field sobriety tests, on which he performed poorly. Greenwood admitted to consuming alcohol just prior and using marijuana. Clinton Shane Greenwood, 51, of 2118 Blueberry Pasadena, Texas, was placed under arrest for OVI, driving under suspension, and turn and stop signals.

• A deputy responded to 210 Longacre St., Marietta, on Thursday for a call from Rebecca Hale stating she had been assaulted. She said during an argument Morgan Hale pushed her, and began to punch her in the face. The two then struggled and both fell on a bench, and then separated. Rebecca stated a short time later as she was in the street in front of the residence they began to argue and Morgan grabbed Rebecca by the hair and punched her in the face. Morgan admitted to being in an altercation with Rebecca, stating she was in fear of Rebecca and only punched her to defend herself. Morgan McKenzie Hale, 22, of 210 Longacre St., Marietta, was arrested for domestic violence.

• A deputy was dispatched to Adams Township on Friday for a possible domestic incident. In meeting with all parties this case was determined to be unfounded.

• A deputy responded to Williamson Avenue, New Matamoras, on Saturday in reference to a juvenile being assaulted by Julie Finch. The deputy met with the victim and other individuals who witnessed the incident, who were outside playing. The deputy was advised that while playing the juvenile was struck by another juvenile after which they then called the juvenile a derogatory name. At this time Finch came after them with a flexible plastic tube and swung it at them, striking them on the left arm and left side of the torso. Red welts were observed on the juvenile victim in those areas. Finch denied striking the juvenile, stating the juvenile struck her with the plastic tube. Julie L. Finch, 42, of 1308 Williamson Ave., Apt. 8D, New Matamoras, was advised that a summons would be requested for her on a charge of assault.

• On Saturday, a deputy responded to 519 Ingram Road, Newport, in reference to Sherry Rhodes reporting a debit card, which belonged to her husband, James Rhodes Sr., was stolen and several unauthorized transactions were made using it. Sherry stated that her son, James D. Rhodes Jr., went to their residence on the evening before in order to borrow some money, and she believed he may be responsible for this theft. Through investigation the deputy learned that James Rhodes Jr. had in fact used the stolen debit card at Go Mart. Rhodes admitted to taking the card when he was at his parent’s home, and making transactions without permission. Rhodes was advised he was going to be placed under arrest. Rhodes had in his possession a small orange tube with glass pipe containing crystalline residue, along with a cellophane baggie containing marijuana. James Dennis Rhodes, Jr., 43, of 425 County House Lane, Marietta, was placed under arrest for two counts of theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug marijuana.

Arrests/Washington County

The following people were recently processed into the Washington County Jail:

• Travis Eugene Williams, 22, of 1750 Laurel Ridge Road, Lowell, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Robert Justin Wells, 37, homeless, was arrested for two counts of breaking and entering, both felonies.

• Brian Keith McKinney, 33, of 408 Gallagher St., St. Marys, W.Va., was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Shawntae Nicole Cline, 30, of Warren Chapel Road, Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Uriah Matthew Hill, 43, homeless, was arrested for obstructing official business, theft and criminal trespass, all misdemeanors.

• Shon Rona Gates, 48, of 46010 Miller Road, Pomeroy, was arrested for contempt failure to appear and probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Alex Blake Johnson, 30, of 3000 23rd St., Parkersburg, was arrested for possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of marijuana, possessing drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business, resisting and probation violation, all misdemeanors.

• Charles Stanley Fox II, 48, was arrested for possessing drug abuse instruments, breach of recognizance, drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

• James Dennis Rhodes, 43, of 425 County House Lane, Marietta, was arrested for two counts of theft, both felonies, drug paraphernalia and possession of drug marijuana, both misdemeanors.

• Ross Lester Phillips III, 32, of 331 Main St., Lower Salem, was arrested for domestic violence, disorderly conduct and driving under suspension, all misdemeanors.

• John Aaron Givens, 38, of 207 Aurora St., Marietta, was arrested for obstructing official business, a misdemeanor.

•Austin William Wright, 29, of 1045 Sandhill Road, Apt. 22, Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a felony, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and driving under suspension, all misdemeanors.


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