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In the Courts

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Nov. 18: • Melvin G. Jessop, 55, Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and violation of a domestic violence protective order and bond was set at $26,000 surety. • Matthew Ryan Hunt, ...

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases Nov. 14: * Eric Townsend, 39, 312 Red Hill Road, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty on a charge of failure to appear and was assessed $170.25 in court costs and fines. * David Thomas, 22, apartment 12-B North Ritchie Avenue, ...

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases Nov. 13: * Billy Ray Johnson Jr., 54, 2993 Staunton Turnpike, Parkersburg, waived his preliminary hearing on a count of murder defined as first and second degree, after allegedly stabbing his brother; his case has been ...

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases Nov. 12: * Lisa Yvette Taylor, 33, 1308 Myrtle, St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on an obstruction charge and was released on a $1,000 surety bond. * Eric Patrick Townsend, 39, 312 Red Hill Road, ...

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases Nov. 7-8: * Victor Patterson, 75, 2 Turtle Lane, Davisville, pleaded no contest to two driving while suspended or revoked and was assessed $270 in court costs and fines. * Cheri Cunningham, 50 2, 130 Franklin St., ...

Divorce petitions

MARIETTA — The following divorce petitions were recently recorded at the Washingon County Courthouse: * Melissa K. Standish, 71, and Patrica Vargas Standish, 50, both of Marietta, were granted a divorce, Oct. 25. * Alyssa Kay McConnell, 32, and Jeremiah Keith McConnell, no age given, both ...

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on Nov. 6: * Frederick Fly II, 43, 616 1/2 33rd St., Parkersburg, was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court by Magistrate Robin Waters on a charge of malicious wounding, after allegedly causing a broken orbital socket ...

Wood County Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Circuit Court heard the following cases Nov. 4-6: Nov. 4 * Jared Kessler had pre-trial motions in Judge Robert Waters’ Court. It was determined that Kessler was found competent to stand trial. His trial is set for Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Kessler is accused of fatally ...

Civil suits

PARKERSBURG — The following civil cases were filed between Oct. 28 and Nov. 1 in the office of the Wood County Circuit Clerk: * Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Kevin Heaton, aka Kevin E. Heaton. * WEE Federal Credit Union v. Christopher Dale Ables. * Rick Modesitt & Associates Inc. v. Gary ...

Divorce petitions

PARKERSBURG — The following divorce petitions were filed in the office of the Wood County Circuit Clerk between Oct. 28 and Nov. 1: * Robert Keith Holbert v. Nancy Sue Holbert * Cynthia Lynn Porter v. Dwayne Bruce Porter * Heather Leeann Lowe v. Jeremiah Lee Blosser * Christopher Martin ...

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — The following cases were heard in Wood County Magistrate Court on Nov. 5. * Chaz Howard, 25, P.O. Box 473, waived his preliminary hearing on a charge of burglary; his case has been bound over to Wood County Circuit Court for grand jury consideration. * Mark ...

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — The following cases appeared in Wood County Magistrate Court on Nov. 4: * Shayla Renee Barler, 23, 7641 Pike St., Parkersburg, posted $2,500 bond and was released on charges of receiving and transferring stolen property and fraudulent use of a credit card. ...

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — The following cases were heard at Wood County Magistrate Court on Oct. 30: * Tyler McMahan, 27, 1323 14th St.,Vienna, was arraigned on charges of driving while suspended, a third offense, fleeing and shoplifting, a third offense. He was being held at the North Central Regional ...

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Parkersburg Police PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports Oct. 29: * This past weekend the Parkersburg Police Department responded to 267 calls for service. * Madison Donaway, 21, of Columbus, was arrested Oct. 25 on a bench warrant. * Jesse ...

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Oct. 28: * Jesse Leon Kersey III, 24, care of 2311 Pike St., Lot 13, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of malicious wounding and bond was set at $10,000 cash. Kersey was arrested after allegedly ...

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Athens Sheriff ATHENS – The Athens County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports Oct 24. Oct. 22 * The Criminal Interdiction Unit patrolled the area of River Road for a suspicious vehicle. Deputies made contact with the vehicle and identified its passengers. A consent to ...

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Washington Sheriff MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Oct. 21: * On Oct. 15, Deputy Schwendeman filed charges for being an unruly juvenile on a 13-year-old female and 14-year-old female through Washington County Juvenile Court. * On Oct. ...

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Wood Magistrate PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Oct. 21: * Doyal Michael Scarberry, 28, 73 Delta Place, Davisville, was arraigned on charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, less than 15 grams; brandishing; and obstructing an ...

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases Oct. 17: * Keshawn Gates, 18, 1233 Lafayette Ave., Akron, was arraigned on a charge of possession with intent to deliver, heroin, and was being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $200,000 surety bond. * Brittany ...

Divorce petitions

MARIETTA — The following people recently were granted divorces or dissolutions of marriage in Washington County Common Pleas Court: * Shanna M. Stewart, 33, of Vienna, and Robert Stewart, 39, of Belpre, were granted a dissolution of marriage Oct. 7. * Malissa Perry, 41, of Belpre, and ...