On the Record

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on April 23.

* Alicia Miller, 37, 1801 Rayon Drive, Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of shoplifting and trespassing and released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

* William Richards Jr., 55, 1323 40th St., Parkersburg, was dismissed on 12 counts of neglect of an incapacitated adult because he does not meet the definition of a caregiver.

* Tiffany Cook, 36, 5007 Orchard Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to destruction of property and was assessed $180.25 in court costs and fines and ordered to pay $600 in restitution to the victim.

* Tristan Paul Persinger, 22, 1812 Seventh St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to driving while suspended or revoked and no insurance. He was assessed $620.50 in court costs and fines.

* Scott Battaglia, 49, 310 Herkimer St., number two, Buffalo, New York, was arraigned on charges of DUI and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, and was released on a $2,000 surety bond.

* Joseph Alan Hesct, 38, 749 Mary St., Belpre, was arraigned on a charge of DUI “drugs” and was released on a $2,000 surety bond.

* Benjamin Berry, 33, 3212 Bartlett St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to petit larceny and as part of a plea agreement was dismissed on a charge of grand larceny. He was sentenced to one year of probation, ordered to pay $1,264 in restitution to the victim and assessed $160.25 in court costs and fines. He was also arraigned on a charge of receiving or transferring stolen goods and released on a $1,000 surety bond.

* Jeremy Brown, 37, 3850 Central Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of prohibited person possessing a firearm, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana and methamphetamine, and obstruction. He was released on a $3,000 surety bond.

Washington Sheriff

MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports April 22:

* On April 16, Deputy Hall responded to 166 State Route 339, Belpre, in reference to a report of subjects fighting. Leonard Carpenter Sr. stated he was down the street watching a house fire, when he received a call from his son, Leonard Carpenter Jr., stating he was having an issue and needed him. Carpenter Sr. said he went to the residence and found Leonard Jr., Ruth Carpenter, and Vickie Benson had been in an altercation. All three individuals admitted to being in a verbal altercation with each other over things that happened many years ago. They advised the verbal altercation turned into a physical pushing match between Ruth and Vickie. A summons is being requested for Leonard W. Carpenter Jr., 23, Ruth E. Carpenter, 89, and Vickie L. Benson, 48, all residing at 166 State Route 339, Belpre, on a charge of disorderly conduct by fighting.

* On April 17, deputies responded to 375 Sheets Road, Stockport, to a report of Thomas Koon threatening Jeffrey Males and his son, Lee Males, with a machete. The Males were mowing the lawn and after shutting off the mower Koon began cursing and using profanity towards them. Koon then obtained a machete and walked towards the Males making threats of returning later with the machete. Koon advised the officers he had threatened the Males and said he was agitated due to coming off of drugs. Thomas L. Koon, 45, 800 State Route 676, Stockport, was placed under arrest on a charge of aggravated menacing. Koon was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday and Monday:

* Sarah Loise Morris, 30, of Belpre, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

* Jason Edward Parsons, 34, 518 Gantsville Road, Little Hocking, carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor.

* Jennifer Lynn Bartlett, 43, 192 Fourth Street, Lowell, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

* Miranda Leigh Hackathorn, 27, homeless, contempt of court, a felony, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts, and possession of drugs (marijuana), all misdemeanors.

* Troy Allen Johnson, 22, 2400 Dalzell Road, Whipple, contempt of court (failure to appear), and parole violation, misdemeanors.

* Edward James Thompson Jr., 35, 2065 Robinson Hill Road, Marietta, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

* Shelby Nicole Ingram, 26, 7250 State Route 60, Lowell, possession of drugs, a felony, drug paraphernalia, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, no seat belt, expired plates, follow too close, all misdemeanors.

* Cory Stephen Racine, 31, homeless, robbery, a felony.

* Thomas Dean Joy, 29, 1195 East Branch Road, Lowell, driving under suspension, a misdemeanor.

* Jessica Ryan English, 39, 100 Del Ray Court, Marietta, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

* Leroy Junior Clark, 43, 20670 State Route 550, Marietta, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

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MARIETTA — Washington County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports on April 23.

April 18

* Lt. Hornbeck was driving north on Seventh Street in Marietta behind a maroon Mazda. The driver of the Mazda made an abrupt left turn into the parking lot of Tim Horton’s, nearly striking a vehicle driving south on Seventh Street. Hornbeck initiated the emergency lights and once on the parking lot of Tim Horton’s the driver of the Mazda accelerated rapidly around the building, through the drive-thru (passing cars), then turning left onto Seventh Street. Lights and siren were activated signaling the vehicle to stop.

The driver traveled on Seventh Street, turning left across the Speedway parking lot and back out onto Green Street. The driver then made a right turn onto Hardwood Court. The driver, later identified as Levi Scott Jarvis, continued at a high rate of speed on Hardwood Center Drive, across Pike Street, striking a Jeep Cherokee that was driving on Pike Street. Jarvis failed to stop and continued across the parking lot of the Verizon business, traveling south on Seventh Street across Wayne Street, and through the stop sign into a grassy area.

Jarvis eventually crashed into a large rock flower planter and a red truck parked in the 300 block of South Seventh Street. Jarvis exited the vehicle and fled on foot toward the Ohio River. Once at the river, Jarvis jumped into the water and started to swim across. Jarvis apparently changed his mind in the cold water and retreated back to shore where he was taken into custody.

Jarvis, 21, 106 Meadowcrest Lane, Little Hocking, was placed under arrest. Jarvis advised Hornbeck that he had a baggie of marijuana in the vehicle. Also noted in the vehicle was a loaded 32-caliber revolver. Jarvis advised officers that he had consumed three Xanax pills and was under the influence of them. Jarvis said he did not even know he hit the white Jeep. Deputy J. McConnell had also recovered a baggie of .82 grams of methamphetamine. Upon Jarvis being processed into the jail, two live rounds of .32-caliber ammunition were found on Jarvis. A standardized field sobriety test was given to Jarvis, which he performed poorly on. Jarvis was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, no operator’s license, reckless operation, failure to comply, failure to stop after an accident and possession of drugs.

* Deputy Zide responded to Pioneer Automall Collision Center, Pike Street, Marietta, in reference to the theft of license plates from vehicles at the business. This case remains under investigation.

April 19

* Deputy Reynolds and Deputy Hall met with James Sundquist, Federal Road, Little Hocking, in reference to a package being delivered to his residence, stolen, and left in a bathroom at a local business. This case remains under investigation.

* A 911 call was received at the WCSO Dispatch Center from a cellular phone. A male could be heard arguing with a female in the background. A track of the phone revealed a location of 9 Spring Avenue, Vincent. Deputies responded to that location. Dispatch was able to hear a conversation about a baseball bat and calling the cops. Deputies met with Sarah Morris who advised she and James Andrews were in an argument and she picked up a baseball bat and was threatening to hit him with it. Sarah Loise Morris, 30, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and was transported to the Washington County Jail.

* Deputy Hill completed a private property crash report for Kirk A. Mason, Cisler Drive, Marietta, when he reported his vehicle struck on the rear driver’s door while at 10200 Ohio 60, Lowell.

* Deputy Zide was patrolling Ohio 7 in a designated cut-a-cross when he observed a vehicle pass his location with the exhaust hanging below the vehicle, dragging the ground, with sparks being emitted from it. A traffic stop was conducted on Thomas Lewis, 14090 Fink Road, Kensington, Ohio. K9 Rita conducted a sniff around the vehicle and gave a positive indication. A small container of marijuana residue and grinder were located, which Lewis advised was his. A summons is being requested for Lewis for possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

* Deputy Brown was dispatched to Stow it Self Storage, Clifton Road, Little Hocking. Numerous storage buildings had been entered at that location. This case remains under investigation.

* Deputy Stillson was advised of an active warrant for inmate Levi Scott Jarvis out of Wood County for robbery. Information given by Jarvis while being processed was checked with the warrant information, finding them to be a match. Jarvis was charged with being a fugitive from justice.

* The fire alarm was activated at the Washington County Jail, 101 Westview Ave., Marietta, in I Dorm. Deputy Stillson determined that the fire suppression sprinkler system had failed due to someone having tampered with it. The investigation revealed that Jeremy Allen Cremeans, 33, 1545 Camp Hervida Road, Waterford, Ohio, would be charged with two counts of complicity, criminal mischief and disrupting public service. Tyler Edward Goodwin, 21, 113 Mitchells Lane, Marietta, was charged with criminal mischief and disrupting public service and Joseph Lee Slider, 29, 1320 Stone Quarry Road, Fleming, was charged with two counts of complicity, criminal mischief, and disrupting public service.

April 20

* Sgt. Reeder met with Michael Offenberger, Bear Creek Road, Lowell, in reference to the theft of a validation sticker from a license plate. This case remains under investigation.

Parkersburg Police

PARKERSBURG –The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports April 22:

* On April 22, the Parkersburg Police Department responded to 103 calls for service.

* Charles Bonesteel, 25, of Parkersburg, was arrested April 22 on a capias for failure to appear, possession of a controlled substance and fleeing from officer.

* Joshua Williams, 34, of Parkersburg, was arrested April 22 on a charge of driving under suspension.

* Heather Morris, 36, of Parkersburg, was arrested April 22 on a capias for failure to appear and possession of a controlled substance.

* On April 22, officers responded to Myrtle Street in reference to a burglary that already occurred.

* On April 22, officers responded to PPD Headquarters in reference to a burglary that already occurred.

* On April 22, officers responded to 25th Street in reference to a destruction of property.

* On April 22, officers responded to 11th Avenue in reference to destruction of property.

* On April 22, officers responded to Sixth Street in reference to destruction of property.

* On April 22, officers responded to 7-Eleven and cited Brandon Sexson for shoplifting.

* On April 22, officers responded to Avery Street in reference to a vehicle entry.

* On April 22, officers responded to three motor vehicle accidents.

Civil suits

PARKERSBURG — The following civil suits were filed between April 8-12 in the office of Wood County Circuit Court Clerk:

* Mary Shaffer v. Wal-Mart Inc., formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., James Ohse and Penny Nichols

* Shawn A. McFee v. Timothy T. Guthrie and Coshocton Trucking Inc.

* Leisa Turner and Richard Turner v. United PF Holdings LLC, United PF Management LLC, PF HV Management LLC and “Doe”

* Clarence B. White and Jamie L. White v. Federal Express Corporation and Hall’s Auto Repair LLC

* Discover Bank, c/o Discover Products Inc. v. Allison Elschlager

* American Express National Bank v. Logan Gold

* Gregory Casey v. West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union

* Ogden Directories Inc. dba EZ to Use

* Debbie McCartney and Daniel McCartney v. Ford Motor Company

* Jeffrey Richards v. Bradley Williams

* Seth White and Jennifer White v. Corey Moore

* Justin Smith v. Lindsey Anderson