Athens Sheriff

ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Nov. 6:

Nov. 3

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to 33 N. Plains Road in The Plains for an assault report. Kenny Barnhart reported that he was assaulted by two unknown males while walking. Barnhart was transported to O’Bleness Memorial Hospital for treatment.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Lemaster Road in The Plains residence on a report of a verbal dispute between a male and a female. Upon arriving on scene, deputies spoke with the involved parties and property owner. It was found the involved parties do not live there and the property owner no longer wants them there. They were both served with a no trespass complaint and advised to leave and not return. They were also advised to make arrangements to have their vehicle removed as neither had a valid operator’s license.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office took an identity theft report.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office took a report from a Canaanville Road resident recently people had come to her house stating that they were sent there to clean her house. The complainant sent them away advising she had not hired any cleaning crew. She had also confirmed with her family and home health aides no one had requested any cleaning services on her behalf. She was encouraged to call in if they returned again and keep her doors locked.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a possible breaking and entering on Ohio 682 near The Plains. The investigation is ongoing.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched for a loose pig in Chauncey. Deputies located the pig’s owner and gave a warning for animal at large. The owner was advised to keep her pig on her property or charges would be filed.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Coolville area for a report of a suspicious vehicle occupied by two males driving around allegedly “looking for a camper.” The vehicle was not located on patrol, but was last seen on the highway headed from Tuppers Plains toward Coolville.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Plum Street in Chauncey on a possible domestic dispute. Upon arriving, it was found to be a loud party and domestic issues. The property owner was advised to turn the music down and keep his guests under control.

Nov. 4

* The Athens County Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 33. Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, suspicious behavior was observed. Consent to search was gained and narcotics were located. Charges are pending BCI lab results.

* While investigating a theft case, the Athens County Criminal Interdiction Unit located a large amount of marijuana as well as illegal prescription medication inside a residence. Charges for possession of controlled substance are pending.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Nixon Road in Nelsonville in reference to a domestic dispute. After an investigation, James D. Hickman, 40, of Nelsonville, was arrested for domestic violence. The victim in the case had visible injuries and a witness to the abuse.

* A Sixth Street, Jacksonville resident reported his home was vandalized by eggs thrown from his neighbor’s residence. Video of the event was shown to deputies and a copy will be provided to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. This matter remains under investigation.

* An Ohio 550 male reported when he was doing work around his property a neighbor came out and started antagonizing him to fight with him. The male also reported the same neighbor had moved the fence posts along the property line over several inches from where they were meant to be. Contact was attempted with the neighbor who appeared not to be home at the time. This matter remains under investigation.

Nov. 5

* The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop in The Plains. During the stop a small amount of marijuana was located and was logged for destruction.

* A resident of Pleasant Hill Road reported his and several other mailboxes knocked off their posts. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

* A resident of Wildman Road in Coolville reported her property had been damaged during a pursuit the Coolville Police Department had on Nov. 4. She and her husband showed a damaged box and several large bushes that had been run over. The damage was documented by photo and will be turned over to the Coolville Police Department.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Marshfield Road near Wooten Road in reference to a landowner catching someone coming out of the abandoned house on his property. The caller stated he confronted the male but felt threatened by the male’s responses. The suspect was a white male driving a white minivan with a ladder rack and ladder on top of it.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Bails Road for a report of a male with a gun. Deputies arrived on scene and arrested Charles Rowan, of Athens, on an outstanding warrant from Athens City Police Department. Rowan was transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail without incident.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Featherstone Road in Stewart for a report of an active domestic dispute. Once on scene, deputies determined threats of physical harm where made against the wife and son by the suspect. Michael Martin was arrested for domestic violence and Jonathan Angus was arrested for a felony warrant out of Athens County.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Sycamore Street in Chauncey for a reported dispute. Deputies arrived on scene and arrested Allen Davis, on an outstanding warrant from Athens County. Davis was transported to jail without incident.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to East Main Street in Jacksonville for a dispute. Deputies arrived on scene and arrested Angela Williams, of Glouster, for two outstanding warrants from Athens County. Williams was transported to the Middleport Jail for holding until court.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was called to Baker Road in Athens for an incident report. The caller said his friend’s, soon to be ex-husband, was at her residence and he was kicking the back door and threw a rock through a window. David W. Swartz was arrested and charged with domestic violence. He was transported to jail without incident.