Police records

Reports/Washington County

¯ Deputies were dispatched Dec. 22 to Ohio 550, Warren Township, to a report of a domestic dispute. Edward Houk Jr. was reported to have been disruptive in the home. Deputies were advised that Houk had made threats to the residents. Deputies met with Houk, who was in the woods near the residence, and allowed deputies to speak with him. Once Houk was told he was being placed under arrest, he refused to be placed in handcuffs and tried to pull away. Deputies arrested Edward Wayne Houk Jr., 21, of 16920 State Route 550, Marietta, and charged him with domestic violence and resisting arrest.

¯ A deputy began an investigation Dec. 22 into breaking and enterings into storage buildings in Dunham Township.

¯ A deputy responded Dec. 23 to Virginia Street, Marietta Township, to a report of a suspicious person. Tommee Garvin was observed in the open field next to Virginia Street sweating profusely, having difficulty walking, standing and was talking in a rapid manner. Garvin admitted to using methamphetamine. Tommee Lee Garvin, 28, of 610 Cutler St., Marietta, was placed under arrest on an active warrant out of Marietta Municipal Court. He was transported to the Washington County Jail and was found to be in possession of a prescription bottle with two crystal-like rocks suspected to be methamphetamine inside the bottle. Garvin was charged with possession of drugs.

¯ A sergeant began an investigation Dec. 23 in Marietta Township regarding a license plate stolen off of a vehicle.

¯ A sergeant Friday was patrolling northbound on Ohio 7 near Newport Township when he observed a small black car traveling in the southbound lane at a high rate of speed. He turned on the vehicle and briefly observed brake lights come on, however, the vehicle continued southbound without slowing down. The emergency lights and siren were activated, however the vehicle was driving in excess of 100 mph for several miles, before slowing down to approximately 80 mph approaching the Reno area. The suspect vehicle pulled into the Smith Concrete lot and stopped.

The vehicle was registered to the driver, Coleton Ray Beagle. Also in the vehicle with Beagle were five juveniles, from 13 to 17 years of age. There was an odor of alcoholic beverage on or about Beagle’s person, along with what appeared to be loose pieces of marijuana on the driver-side floor. A marijuana pipe was located in the driver-side door, which Beagle admitted to being there, and having smoked marijuana approximately four hours earlier. Also located was an empty bottle of Southern Comfort located on the floorboard. Upon requesting standardized field sobriety tests, Beagle agreed and performed poorly on the test. Coleton Ray Beagle, 18, of 412 Main St., New Matamoras, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail, charged with failure to comply, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, underage consumption, five counts of endangering children, unsafe vehicle, illegal use of drug paraphernalia, reckless operation, and speed.

¯ Deputies were dispatched Saturday to Luke Chute Road, Waterford Township, to a call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office received advising a man had been shot. A local fire department had also received a call from James Way, stating his truck had been stolen. A traffic stop was conducted in Beverly on the vehicle in question. It was reported by occupants that James Way had pulled a gun on them when they tried to leave the situation they were in, and was refusing to allow them to leave. Way denied any knowledge of the aforementioned events stating he “blacked out” and could not remember what happened. James Lee Way, 51, of 816 Luke Chute Road, Waterford, was placed under arrest and charged with unlawful restraint and two counts of domestic violence.

¯ A sergeant made contact at the Washington County Jail Saturday with Justin Beeler. The warrant on Beeler was confirmed, with charges of unlawful restraint, domestic battery and interference, prevention or deprivation of access to emergency services, and fleeing from officers with reckless indifference. The warrant was out of the Wood County Sheriff’s Department in Parkersburg. A charge of fugitive from justice was filed on Justin L. Beeler, 40, of 629 Club Drive, Washington, W.Va.

Arrests/Washington County

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

¯ Devonne NMN Curtis, 62, homeless, was arrested for criminal trespass and assault, both misdemeanors.

¯ Gennia Marie Carte, 57, of Newport, was arrested for domestic violence, a misdemeanor.


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