Marietta police/sheriff’s reports


• On Sept. 17, officers made contact with two suspicious men in the 500 block of Tupper Street. They had been observed in a car with fictitious registration. Clarence Michael Francis confessed to having a used hypodermic needle in his pocket. Also located in his pocket was 1.57 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Francis was issued a citation for driving under suspension and fictitious registration. The suspected methamphetamine was sent to BCI for testing. Charges for possession of meth and drug paraphernalia are pending.

• Officers responded to the 100 block of Ward Street on Sept. 17 to assist with a man hiding under a vehicle. It was learned Joshua Mark Whitstine, of 3645 Blue Knob Road, had a warrant for his arrest. Inside another vehicle Matthew Scott Johnson, of 200 Pennock Drive, Beverly, was located and found to have a warrant. Both were arrested. Drugs and paraphernalia were found in the car Whitstine was hiding under.

• On Sept. 17, officers responded to the Seventh Street Speedway in reference to an unresponsive female beside the store. The Marietta Fire Department pronounced her dead.

• An officer responded to 116 Industry Road on Sept. 17 in reference to a breaking and entering. Someone had broken into the building overnight and stolen a tool box.

• An officer was dispatched to Speedway, 433 Second St., on Sept. 17 in reference to a counterfeit $100 bill being used.

• Janet M. McIntosh, of 707 Wayne St., reported Sept. 17 that while at the Family Dollar, 452 Pike St., her wallet had been taken from her purse.

• On Sept. 17, officers identified Ryan Edward Carpenter in the 700 block of Glendale Road as matching the description of a suspicious male with a gun in an earlier call. Carpenter gave his consent for a search and was found to have two bags of white crystal-like substance, one of which field tested positive for meth. Both will be sent for further testing. Carpenter also admitted to selling sea salt as meth for $20. He was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail.

•On Sept. 18, Samantha Kuhn was arrested on a probation violation holder and two warrants. A search of her purse yielded drug abuse instruments and paraphernalia. Additional charges will be forthcoming.

• An officer was dispatched to the area of 820 Pike St. on Thursday in reference to an assault in progress. Justin Michael Fox, of 1750 Brackenridge Road, Fleming, was arrested for domestic violence.

• Marietta High School reported a juvenile overdose on Thursday. It was learned the juvenile had gotten a vape pen from another juvenile and passed out after inhaling the oil. Both juveniles will be summoned into juvenile court. The teen who overdosed was treated at Marietta Memorial Hospital and is expected to fully recover.

• Officers were dispatched to 114 Knox St. on Thursday in reference to a disturbance. Alfred W. Fulton, of that address, was charged with three counts of assault.

• Bentley W. Ullman, of 1201 County House Lane, reported damage to a front door on Friday.

• Cheryl A. Brown, of 105 St. Clair St., reported Friday that an unknown man entered her property and stole two cans of deck stain and a paint brush. Video footage was given to police.

• On Friday, an officer was given recovered property of three $100 counterfeit bills which were found in Mound Cemetery.

• Officers responded to 223 Greene St., Apt. 5, on Friday, for a domestic violence call. The victim said her husband came home, started yelling at her and choked her. Dacoda Wilson, of that address, was arrested for domestic violence and a warrant out of Athens County.

• An officer was dispatched to the police station on Friday for a complaint of child endangerment. It was determined the suspect had abused the juvenile. A warrant will be requested for the suspect.

• Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Glendale Road on Friday in reference to a possible fight and vehicle crash. Witnesses advised that Tyrone Taylor, of 112 Sylvan Way, chased a vehicle occupied by four people in his truck. He then blocked them in and threatened them. He then chased a male victim and attempted to assault him. Taylor was charged with four counts of aggravated menacing and four counts of abduction.

• Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported at theft on Sunday. Julie Ann Hupp admitted she concealed clothing and food in her purse.

• During a traffic stop Monday for fictitious registration, items of drug paraphernalia were located. Passenger Tiffanie Anne Keyes, of 224 Daisy Lane, Ravenswood, W.Va., was in possession of a prescription pill and a baggie of suspected methamphetamine in her mouth. She was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of suboxone, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.

• Officers were dispatched to 836 Pike St. Apt. 21 in reference to an assault. James A. Winch reported he was returning a vehicle to a female friend, who punched him in the face and threw his phone. He did not want to press charges.

• Walmart, 804 Pike St., reported an employee theft on Monday. Christian Evanoff admitted that over several weeks he had been taking food from the store and eating it in the break room. He said he had also taken two inflatable Halloween decorations without paying for them. He was arrested for theft.

• An officer was dispatched to 1223 Greene St. on Monday in reference to a backpack left at that location. It will be logged into evidence.

Reports/Washington County

• Jeri Campbell, of Plum Run Road, Waterford, reported a theft at her residence on Thursday. The victim refused to have the suspect(s) prosecuted.

• Clayton Sobers, 104 Wyandotte Drive, Marietta, reported Thursday that his tires were slashed. This case remains under investigation.

• A deputy responded to the Marietta Bible Missionary Church, 70 Bramblewood Heights Road, Marietta, on Friday in reference to a burglary complaint. The pastor advised that he had noted things missing from the parsonage portion of the church. Through investigation, it was determined that Carla Brooks may be involved. Brooks was located and interviewed, admitting to being in the parsonage, but denied taking anything. Brooks then admitted to taking some clothing and began to retrieve the items. Carla Marie Brooks, 49, of 276 Ridgewood Drive, Marietta, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail and charged with burglary and criminal damaging.

• A deputy was dispatched to 2800 Beach Drive, Lot 60, Belpre, on Friday for an assault complaint. Michael Parsons reported he and his brother, Matthew, were sitting in Matthew’s vehicle in front of the residence when a green SUV pulled up and a male got out of the vehicle and approached the car. The male, who Michael recognized as being Jason Haught, punched him on the right side of his face, and told him to get out of the vehicle to fight him. Michael refused to get out of the vehicle and Jason got back in his vehicle and left. Deputies met with Jason Haught at his residence at 99 Cherry Hill Lane, Belpre. Haught admitted to punching Michael in the face and to trying to get Michael to get out of the vehicle to fight him. Jason J. Haught, 39, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail.

• Deputies responded to 706 Main St., New Matamoras, Tuesday after dispatch received a call from Amanda Hartline reporting her husband, Nelson Hartline, attacked a juvenile and locked himself in the residence. Deputies attempted contact with Nelson multiple times, announcing the presence of law enforcement. Nelson eventually acknowledged their presence but refused to come outside. Nelson told deputies to get off of his property, closing the curtains to block the view inside and turning the volume up on the television loud enough to drown out deputies trying to communicate with him. He also would not answer the phone. Deputies were able to obtain a house key when they attempted to make entry, Nelson tried to block the doorway by holding up a walking cane and poking a deputy through the cracked door. As deputies were able to open the door Nelson continued to block their entry and began fighting with them, shoving a deputy onto the couch. Nelson then was on top of the deputy, grabbing at her mouth, inserting his fingers in her mouth and causing injury. Another deputy deployed his Taser which had no impact on Nelson. He was then pulled from the deputy and attempted to bite another deputy. As he was being put in the car, he grabbed at another officer’s throat. Nelson Troy Hartline, 45, was placed under arrest on two counts of assault on a peace officer, disrupting public service, obstructing official business and two counts of domestic violence.

• Deputies responded to Warren Township on Saturday in reference to a domestic violence situation involving a juvenile. After conducting the investigation it was determined that the juvenile would be taken into custody and charged with delinquency by domestic violence.

• Lexi Parmiter, of Barnett Ridge Road, Belpre, reported the theft of items including cash, wallet and contents, keys and phones on Saturday. This case remains under investigation.

• William Sullivan, of Mill Branch Road, Belpre, reported a theft on Saturday. This case remains under investigation.

•A deputy was dispatched to 1308 Williamson Ave., Apt. 4D, New Matamoras, on Saturday. Gloryvette Rosario said she left her residence for a short time and upon returning noted the Xbox1 game system was missing from the entertainment center where she kept it. Rosario said earlier that day she was in an argument with Brian Hostutler, who she allowed to stay at her residence for three weeks. Neighbors observed Hostutler at the apartment complex and heard him stating he was going to break into Rosario’s residence, but it was not breaking and entering because he lived there. Hostutler was then observed approaching the residence and climbing through the front window into the apartment. Hostutler was gone when Rosario returned. A warrant is being requested for Brian Edward Hostutler, 30, last known address 225 Main St., Apt. 6, New Martinsville, W.Va., on a charge of theft.

• Coty Adams, of Walnut Drive, Whipple,reported damage to a vehicle on Sunday. This case remains under investigation.

• On Sunday, a deputy was dispatched to 171 Mill Branch Road, Belpre, for an assault complaint. Sue Malson said Keshawn Gates knocked on the front door asking if her granddaughter was home and if she could take him somewhere. Malson stated that her granddaughter was tired and for him to leave the property. Malson stated a verbal argument ensued and she continued to tell Gates to leave the property until finally, her granddaughter decided to take him where he needed to go. Malson stated that Gates continued to argue with her and at one point got out of the vehicle, grabbed Malson by the hair and threw her to the ground. Malson then went in the residence and Gates left with her granddaughter. A warrant is being requested for Keshawn Darnelle Gates, 18, of 1233 Laffer Ave., Akron, for assault.

Arrests/Washington County

• William Bradford Summers, 48, of 5210 Second Ave., Vienna, was arrested for contempt of court.

• Larry Dale Rutter, 46, homeless, was arrested for disorderly conduct and contempt of court, both misdemeanors.

• Michelle Marie Frame, 24, of 145 Vickers Road, Marietta, was arrested for theft and possession of drugs, both felonies, and possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor.

• Christophe Jerome Long, 20, of 309 Main St., Lower Salem, was arrested for two counts of probation violation, both misdemeanors.

• Joseph Dexter Hesson, 21, of 6703 Silver Globe Road, Marietta, was arrested for driving under suspension, fictitious plates and probation violation, all misdemeanors.

• Justin Dean Shutts, 28, of 819 Front St., Marietta, was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and driving under suspension, both misdemeanors.

• Jennifer Lynne Jones, 46, of 1201 Poplar St., Belpre, was arrested for assault, a misdemeanor.

• Cameron Joe Wriston, 20, of 303 38th St., Vienna, was arrested for theft, a felony.

• Robert Justin Wells, 38, of 3491 E. State Route 60, McConnelsville, was arrested for breaking and entering two counts, forgery, three counts, and theft, all felonies, and one count of theft, a misdemeanor.

• Carrie Esther Maine, 36, homeless, was arrested for unauthorized use of motor vehicle, two counts, breach of recognizance, obstructing official business and possessing drug abuse instruments, all misdemeanors.

• Kevin Andrew Williams, 31, homeless, was arrested for possession of drugs, a warrant out of Belmont County, a felony, possessing drug abuse instruments and obstruction official business, misdemeanors.

• Matthew Scott Saling, 38, of 1660 Cave Hill Road, Little Hocking, was arrested for domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

• Andreana Marie Workman, 28, of 1713 Park St., Parkersburg, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Dustin John Nesdore, 35, of 115 Main St., Lower Salem, was arrested for probation violation, two counts, both misdemeanors.

• Stacy Yvette Lee, 48, of 207 Montgomery St., Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Charles Stanley Fox II, 48, of 104 Washington St., Marietta, was arrested for probation violation, a misdemeanor.

• Nelson Troy Hartline, 45, of 706 Main St., New Matamoras, was arrested for two counts of assault on a peace officer, disrupting public service, obstructing official business, all felonies, and two counts of domestic violence, misdemeanors.

• Nathan Scott Tewkesbury, 34, homeless, was arrested for criminal trespass, theft and breach of recognizance, all misdemeanors.

• Edward Leon Merle Davis, 35, of 10 Seventh St., Belpre, was arrested for having weapons while under disability, three counts of possession of drugs, all felonies, and speed and driving under OVI suspension, all misdemeanors.


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