Reports/Washington County

¯ A deputy was working the Washington County Jail on Oct. 27 when Daniel F. Rife, an inmate at the jail, was in his bed. An investigation revealed Rife throwing a bottle, books and a cup full of pencils in the direction of the mounted camera. Rife then went to the toilet area and began striking the camera with a bottle, throwing books at the camera, striking it several times. Daniel F. Rife, 38, of 5232 W. State Route 63, Lebanon, was charged with disrupting public service.

¯ The dog warden requested on Friday the Marietta Municipal Court issue a summons for Sean Smith of Parkersburg for abandonment and two counts of cruelty to a companion animal.

The warden responded to Congress Road, Belpre, to a report of a dog being dumped off at this location. The public was asked for assistance through Facebook and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office website, in which numerous notifications were made in reference to the identity of the individual in the photographs.

The property owner had noticed the dog, a white and black Pitbull mixed breed dog, upon going to feed animals on Oct. 26, and reviewed trail camera footage, observing the dog being dumped out of a vehicle by a male subject. The dog was dumped and abandoned on Oct. 25 at approximately 5:30 p.m. and stayed in the same immediate area until Oct. 26 at approximately 3:30 a.m.

The dog went further onto the property, dug out a hole and created a bed in the side of a round bale of hay. This dog was left without food, water, and shelter. The dog was extremely scared, therefore a live trap was set, capturing the dog on Oct. 28 and transporting it to the humane society.

The dog’s collar was extremely tight and digging into its neck, and choking the dog.

With the assistance of the public, Sean Wayne Smith, 31, of 328 Dempsey Ave., Parkersburg, was identified as the individual dumping the dog on Congress Road.

The dog warden went to the Smith residence on Oct. 29 to meet with Smith about the investigation.

¯ An investigation was begun on Wednesday into a possible missing person. The subject was accounted for and found to be OK. The case was closed.

¯ A deputy began an investigation Thursday into a foreclosed property being entered. This case remains under investigation.

¯ A deputy was dispatched Friday to 1420 Milner Road, Waterford, to a report being made by a man who claimed a woman, Ashley Ball, had just assaulted him and another woman. Ball was told not to come to the home, however did so anyway. Ball began to argue with the woman, at which time she grabbed the woman by the hair and shoved her on the ground. The man reported Ball stormed into the house and shoved him onto a couch and scratched him. He said Ball also made threats to kill him. After meeting with all individuals involved, Ashley Dawn Ball, 36, Waterford, was placed under arrest, charged with domestic violence and assault.

Arrests/Washington County

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

¯ Ashley Dawn Ball, 36, of Waterford, was arrested for domestic violence and assault, both misdemeanors.

¯ Christopher Burton Carpenter, 51, of 116 W. Fay Ave., Marietta, was arrested for breaking and entering and theft, both felonies; breach of recognizance, possession of drug abuse instruments and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

¯ Derrick Thomas Chapmon, 36, of 6116 Fenn Road, Medina, was arrested for OVI, and driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs 0.17 or 1 gram or more of alcohol, and improper lane usage, all misdemeanors.

¯ Chavazze Levi Kidder, 26, of 11540 State Route 339, Barlow, was arrested for driving under suspension and speed, both misdemeanors.

¯ Rebecca Lou Sergent, 30, of 1455 E. Branch Road, Lowell, was arrested for resisting arrest and obstructing official business, both misdemeanors.


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