BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

On the Record

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — On Nov. 29 the following reports were released by Wood County Magistrate Court:

* Joshua Douglas Dowler, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a domestic battery charge and was released on a $500 surety bond.

* Anthony Michael Mowery, 41, 1614 Pearcy Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count each of possession of less than 15 grams of a controlled substance, fleeing in other than a vehicle and obstructing an officer and was released on a $3,000 surety bond.

* Bradley W. West, 37, 1260 Barrett South Road, Vincent, Ohio, was arraigned on a DNR citation for hunting without a license and illegal possession of wildlife and was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.

* Jonathan Dale Ahart, 39, 251 Poplar St., Davisville, was arraigned on a charge of third-offense driving on a suspended or revoked license for miscellaneous reasons and was released on a $500 surety bond.

* Michael Paul Surface, 42, 701 Race St., Parkersburg, waived preliminary hearings on four charges of third-offense shoplifting and was bound over to circuit court.

* Sara Lee Hall, 32, 12278 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of a tail light violation, possession of a controlled substance and no motor vehicle inspection and was released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.

* Autumn M. McKeown, 18, 1725 Latrobe St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of first-offense DUI and no insurance and was released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

* Manuel S. Velez, 24, 1112 George St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a citation for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.

* Renate S. Trippett, 28, 1008 25th St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, and was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.

* Bradley Steven Wright, 33, 1705 Harris Highway, Washington, W.Va., was arraigned on citations for no insurance, improper registration, driving on a suspended or revoked license for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident and was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.

* Ralph Edward Rankin II, 50, 99 Greenland Drive, Washington, W.Va., was arraigned on a charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license for DUI and failure to maintain control and was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.

Washington Sheriff

MARIETTA — On Nov. 29 the Washington County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports.

Nov. 25

* Sgt. Mankins cited Nichol Lachay Smith, 2870 Brownlee Ave., Columbus, for driving under suspension and Ashley Mallett, 111 Deer Valley Drive, Hurricane, W.Va., for speeding, 61 mph in a 50 mph zone on U.S. 50 in Belpre Township.

* Deputy McKee cited Rachel J. Green, 1804 High St., Louisville, Ohio, for speeding, 72 mph in a 60 mph zone on U.S. 50, Belpre Township.

* Deputy Johnson responded to 22935 County Road 9, New Matamoras, to a report of domestic violence. Johnson met with Chandra Jones and Raymond Davis at the residence. Chandra and Raymond reported her son, Jerry Jones, came to the residence upset with the funeral arrangements for his brother. Jerry began yelling at Raymond and allegedly grabbed him by the neck and shoved him. Chandra heard the disturbance and entered the dining room, witnessing the incident, separating them while Raymond called 911. Jerry was told to leave the residence multiple times at which time he allegedly backhanded his mother, Chandra, striking her in the top lip causing swelling. Johnson met with Jerry Jones at his residence, 33779 Big Lick Road, New Matamoras, and spoke with him about the incident. Jerry said he did push Raymond out of his face but did not strike his mother. Jerry E. Jones, 38, was placed under arrest and transported to Washington County Jail, charged with two counts of domestic violence. Chandra and Raymond both requested a temporary protection order.

Nov. 27

* Deputy Jones and Deputy McKee met with Valerie Betkoski, 130 Kern Drive, Marietta, at the Sheriff’s Office. Valerie reported her husband, William Betkoski, threatened her and their daughter, Ellen Betkoski. Valerie explained at approximately 4:30 a.m. Ellen returned home and this caused William to become angry. Valerie said William made derogatory comments about their daughter. Valerie said William went into Ellen’s bedroom and began to scream at her. Valerie reports stepping between her daughter and William with William pushing her out of the way. William then allegedly made statements of killing the two, first killing Valerie, stating he would get away with it. Deputies met with Ellen who provided a statement consistent with Valerie’s report. Deputies located William and spoke with him about the allegation. William allegedly admitted he was in an argument and had told Valerie and Ellen he would kill them. William explained he had no intention of going through with the threat and it was only a statement made in the heat of the argument. William Joseph Betkoski, 50, was placed under arrest for two counts of domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

Nov. 28

* Sgt. Mankins cited Kelly Ewart, 442 North Main St., Malta, for speeding, 77 mph in a 55 mph zone; Luke Yates, 11910 Ohio 60, Lowell, no seat belt; James Way, 816 Luke Chute Road, Waterford, for speeding, 45 mph in a 35 mph zone; Crystal Taylor, 128 Woodrow St., Marietta, speeding, 50 mph in a 35 mph zone; and George M. McClary, 206 N. Greiner Ave., Columbus, was cited by Sgt. Mankins for speeding, 66 mph in a 55 mph zone, and failure to yield.

The following warrants were received at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

* Patrick C. Jackson, 2301 Rockland Ave., Belpre, for failure to appear. Original charge trafficking in drugs.

* Brandon M. Harshbarger, 1205 Poplar St., Belpre, for breach of recognizance.

* Brennan M. Holshu, 506 Caroline Ave., Williamstown, for probation violation.

One person was processed into the Washington County Jail on Tuesday:

* Jennifer Dawn Science, 44, 1278 Bender Road, Marietta, on three warrants for breach of recognizance, theft and operating with expired operator’s license. Science was arrested on Ohio 7 by Trooper Payne of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Parkersburg Police

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports on Nov. 28:

* James Carpenter, 39, was arrested on Nov. 28 for petit larceny.

* Lisa Hoffman, 44, of Waverly, was arrested on Nov. 28 on a warrant for 3rd offense shoplifting.

* Anthony Mowery, 41, of Parkersburg was arrested on Nov. 29 for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana less than 15 grams and obstructing and fleeing.

* Jonathon Ahart, 39, of Davisville was arrested on Nov. 29 for driving while license suspended/revoked.

* On Nov. 29, officers responded to 7-Eleven on Avery Street for an assault that already occurred.

* On Nov. 28, officers responded to Emerson Avenue for a vehicle entry that already occurred.

* On Nov. 28, officers responded to Ann Street for a burglary.

* On Nov. 28, officers responded to Division Street for a theft and destruction of property.

* On Nov. 28, officers investigated four motor vehicle accidents.

Athens Prosecutor

ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Prosecutor’s Office recently released the following reports:

* Alan J. Altier, II, 29, of Columbus, was sentenced by Judge Robert W. Stewart on Nov. 1 to four years in prison after previously being convicted of second-degree felony engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, third-degree felony having weapons while under disability, third-degree felony tampering with evidence and fourth-degree felony trafficking in heroin.

Stewart, sitting for Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge George P. McCarthy, also ordered a mandatory term of three years of post-release control upon Altier’s release.

This case was investigated by the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office with assistance provided by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, Athens County Major Crimes Unit, Glouster Police Department, Columbus Division of Police and Columbus S.W.A.T.

* Joshua Dunlevy, 31, of Jacksonville, Ohio, was sentenced by McCarthy Nov. 1 to four years in prison after being convicted of first-degree felony engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, third-degree felony having weapons while under disability, fourth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs and fifth-degree felony possession of heroin.

Upon his release, Dunlevy will be subject to a mandatory term of five years of post-release control.

This case was investigated by the prosecutor’s office with assistance from the sheriff’s office, Major Crimes Unit, Glouster Police and Columbus Police and Columbus SWAT.

* Brendan J. Whiteford, 23, of Glouster, Ohio, was sentenced by Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge Patrick Lang on Nov. 8 to 10 years in prison after being convicted of a second-degree felony count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity; fourth-degree felony counts of aggravated assault, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin; three fifth-degree felony counts of aggravated possession of drugs; a fifth-degree felony count of trafficking in drugs; and two first-degree misdemeanor counts of assault.

Whiteford will be subject to a mandatory term of three years of post-release control.

Whiteford’s conviction came from three separate cases, one of which was investigated by the Athens Police Department, one by the Glouster Police Department and a RICO case by the prosecutor’s office, with assistance also provided by the sheriff’s office, Major Crimes Unit and Columbus Police and SWAT.