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Wood Magistrate

In the Courts

PARKERSBURG — The following cases were handled recently in Wood County Magistrate Court: * Christy Swiger-Rowe, 43, Parkersburg, was arraigned on three counts of fraudulent use of an access device and released on $5,000 bond. * Timothy Wayne Evans, 35, Parkersburg, had a preliminary hearing ...

Suspect in Parkersburg murder held without bond

In the Courts

PARKERSBURG — Bond was denied Friday for a Vienna woman accused of arranging a drug transaction that ended with a 26-year-old man shot and killed. Dezaray Lynn Roberts, 22, 1104 17th St., Vienna, has been in custody at the North Central Regional Jail following her arrest Wednesday on a ...

No new information in Washington County officer-involved shooting

Police

BELPRE — No new details were released Friday in the fatal shooting of a suspect by a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy following an early morning pursuit Thursday on Ohio 339. The name of the deceased and the deputy, who has been placed on administrative leave per department policy, have ...

Wirt man facing sexual assault charge in Wood County

Police

PARKERSBURG — A Wirt County man was arrested Thursday on a charge of felonious sexual assault from an incident in January in Wood County, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office said. The Detective Bureau in February began an investigation of a sexual assault reported to have occurred in January ...

Suspect slain after pursuit in Washington County

Police

BELPRE — An approximately four-mile stretch of Ohio 339 was closed for about half the day Thursday as state investigators processed the scene of a vehicle pursuit that ended with a suspect dead following an officer-involved shooting. “As a result of the officer’s contact with the ...

Wood Circuit Court

In the Courts

PARKERSBURG — The following cases were recently handled in Wood County Circuit Court: * Dana Paul Persinger, 34, Vienna, pleaded guilty before Judge J.D. Beane to possession of a controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle for keeping controlled substances. Sentencing is set for 9:45 ...

Vienna woman faces murder charge in Parkersburg shooting

Police

PARKERSBURG — A Vienna woman was charged with murder in the shooting death of a Parkersburg man, and two male suspects are being sought by Parkersburg Police. Dezaray Lynn Roberts, 22, 1104 17th St., Vienna, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder. A bond hearing is set for ...

Wood Magistrate

In the Courts

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports May 13: * Shawn Richie Jones, 44, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to speeding and was assessed $180.25 in fines and court costs. A charge of no insurance was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. * Anna Marie April Dawn ...

Belpre Police

Police

BELPRE — The Belpre Police Department released the following reports: May 11 * Randall H. Powell, 80, Belpre, was cited for speeding 42 mph in a 25 mph zone. * Carter O. Magers, 23, Belpre, was cited for improper lane change. * Shawn S. McClead, 29, Belpre, was arrested on a warrant and ...

Wood Magistrate

In the Courts

PARKERSBURG — The following cases were handled May 17 in Wood County Magistrate Court: * Timothy J. Smalley, 22, Louisville, Ky., pleaded no contest to a seatbelt violation and fined $25. * Jessica Diane Freed, 24, Williamstown, pleaded guilty to two counts of driving on a suspended license ...

Parkersburg Police

Police

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports on May 17: May 16 * Sharon Easton, 52, of Parkersburg, was arrested on a warrant. * Mariah Knight, 21, of Parkersburg, was arrested on a domestic battery charge. * Zachary Delizzio, 27, of Vienna, was arrested ...

Parkersburg Police Department investigating fatal shooting

Police

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Police are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 26-year-old city man Tuesday. Officers responded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday to a report of gunshots, Police Chief Matthew Board said. They found Terrance Mills Jr., 26, in an alley in the 1500 block of ...

Wood County murder trials slated for summer

In the Courts

PARKERSBURG — A couple of murder trials have been scheduled this summer and another one could be resolved through a plea. Trials are scheduled in August for Hillary Paige Dennison and for Victor Lee Thompson, Rhonda Bay and Vincent Cross. Joshua Emery Greene has pleaded and will be ...

Two Wood County men facing sexual abuse charges

Police

PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was arrested Tuesday on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday. In a separate case, deputies served a warrant Monday on a man indicted by a grand jury last week on numerous charges of sexual abuse, ...

Status hearing set for man arrested in Vienna Walmart incident

In the Courts

PARKERSBURG — A Belpre man arrested in October after allegedly walking through the Vienna Walmart with a pistol in his hand has been scheduled for a status hearing in Wood County Circuit Court. Keith Allen Crace, 51, will appear before Wood County Circuit Judge Jason Wharton at 10:30 a.m. ...

Chicago man sentenced to prison in multi-state drug conspiracy

In the Courts

CHARLESTON — A Chicago man was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a multi-state drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana in Parkersburg and ...

Indianapolis man pleads guilty to federal gun crime

In the Courts

CHARLESTON — An Indianapolis man pulled over by Parkersburg Police pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 20, 2021, Parkersburg Police officers pulled over a vehicle driven by ...

Wood Magistrate

In the Courts

PARKERSBURG — The following cases were handled in Wood County Magistrate Court recently: * Melissa Kay Adams, 44, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to unauthorized acts with regard to wildlife without a license or permit and fined $190.25. * Marsha Ann Melrose, 43, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to ...

Wood County grand jury issues indictments

In the Courts

PARKERSBURG — Suspects who allegedly endangered children and a man who fired a gun multiple times inside a bar were among 82 people indicted this week by the Wood County Grand Jury. Kyle M. Stafford, 33, 588 Burnt House Road, Parkersburg, was indicted on two counts of child neglect creating ...