On the Record
PARKERSBURG — The following cases were heard in Wood County Circuit Court on Oct. 22 and 23.
In Judge J.D. Beane’s Court on Oct 23:
* Kimberly Story, 240 Marie Lane, Washington, pleaded guilty to child neglect resulting in death. As part of a plea agreement, she was charged as a misdemeanor, sentenced to time served and was released.
* Shawn A. Miller, 34, 2503 Beverly St. Apt. 12 B, Parkersburg, pleaded not guilty to a charge of grand larceny. His trial is set for March 26, 2019.
* RB William Grinter, 38, 1318 Oak St., Parkersburg, had his case for armed robbery, first degree, dismissed.
* John Michael Decker, 42, 907 14th St., Parkersburg, had his case for armed robbery, first degree, dismissed.
* Jessica Renea Thomas, 36, in custody, had her charge for armed robbery, first degree, dismissed but she will be facing a new trial on Jan. 8, 2019 on two charges of possession with intent to deliver, methamphetamine.
In Judge Robert Waters’ Court on Oct 22:
* Marcus McCallister, 20, 984 Mt. Vernon Odem Blvd., Akron, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver, methamphetamine. He was sentenced to one to five years at the West Virginia Department of Corrections with 11 days credit, to be served on probation for four years with 100 discretional days.
PARKERSBURG — The following cases were heard in Judge Robert Waters Court.
* Danielle Turpin, 30, in custody, was found guilty on charges of burglary, count one; conspiracy to commit battery, count three; and grand larceny, count four. She was sentenced to one to 15 years with nine days credit for count one, one to five years with nine days credit for count three and one to 10 years for count four, to run consecutively. She was ordered to pay $3,850.85 restitution to Mary and Donald Brannon and $4,049.93 to State Farm within one year of release.
* The trial for Stephen Griffith, 33, 2390 Meadowview Drive, Parkersburg, on charges of involuntary manslaughter, wanton endangerment with a firearm and brandishing will begin on Dec. 12.
According to police reports, on May 7, 2017 uniform officers responded to a bar on Emerson Avenue in reference to shots fired.
Before officers arrived they received a second call of a vehicle accident on Rosemar Circle directly across from the bar. Responding officers observed a black Ford Ranger had struck a retaining wall. The driver’s door was open and the driver was lying on the ground unresponsive, police said. Police identified the driver as Chad Allen Hart, 38, of Parkersburg. He was pronounced dead by medical staff at Camden Clark Medical Center.
The Parkersburg Police Detective Bureau investigation found Hart was shot one time in the upper body as he entered his vehicle while fleeing the parking lot of the Overtime Bar, officials said. He lost consciousness, causing the vehicle he was driving to strike a retaining wall on Rosemar Circle, police said.
According to police records, the investigation indicated Hart was involved in a short verbal altercation with Stephen R. Griffith, 32, of Parkersburg, as they exited the bar. Both men were armed with handguns, police said. Hart fired one round at Griffith from a distance of approximately 60 feet and Griffith returned fire striking and killing Hart, police said.
PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports on Oct. 23.
* Paul Allen Roberts, 58, Vienna, pleaded guilty to charges of violating a protective order and domestic assault. As part of a plea agreement, he was dismissed on two charges of obstruction and a charge of prohibited person possessing a firearm. He was assessed $590.50 in court costs and fines and 59 days in jail.
* Tyler Michael Ludwig, 30, 400 Walnut Grove, Washington, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, heroin, and was assessed $185.25 in court costs and fines.
* Noah Dwayne Bennett, 36, 2503 Beverly St. Apt. 15 F, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to obstruction and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, marijuana, and was assessed $370.50 in court costs and fines.
* Lemma Kaye Lester, 72, 2604 Pike St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of selling alcohol to an underage minor and was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.
* Kevin Lee Wilson, 28, 511 Olive St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of conspiring to breaking and entering and fleeing on foot. He was released on a $2,000 surety.
* Davon Jamir Linder, 19, 262 Westwood Ave., Akron, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, heroin, and released on a $2,000 surety.
PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports on Oct. 24.
* Bruce Lee Barker, 31, Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of domestic battery, interference to access to emergency services and two violations of a protective order. He was released on a $1,000 surety bond.
* David Chad Boram, 53, 304 old U.S. 50 Road, Walker, was arraigned on charges of battery, disorderly and obstruction. He was released on a $1,100 surety bond.
* Charlotte Leann Hagerty, 46, 1621 Lakewood Circle, Washington, was arraigned on charge of selling alcohol to an underage minor and released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.
* Amy Ilene Corns, 45, last known address 1127 ¢ Latrobe St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on charge of embezzlement and released on a $5,000 surety bond.
* Chad E. Spencer, 42, Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of domestic assault and obstruction. He was released on a $1,000 surety bond.
* Charles Purcell III Bonesteel, 24, 1402 Andrew St., Parkersburg, was arraigned for driving while revoked for third offense, no registration, false inspection and no insurance. He was released on a $2,500 surety bond.
* Philip Leland Mayle, 48, Long Run Road, Pennsboro, had his preliminary hearing waived for manufacturing, delivering or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.
* Rebecca Pearl Lanning, 29, 105 Melody Lane, Marietta, pleaded guilty to obstruction and shoplifting. As part of a plea agreement she was dismissed on a charge of trespassing. She was assessed $380.50 in court costs and fines as well as a $51.68 civil penalty to Walmart.
* Rocky Allen Lancaster, 54, P.O. Box 313, Belpre, was dismissed on a charge of trespassing.
* Eric Richard Ward, 38, 1680 Glendale Road, Marietta, pleaded guilty to charges of an expired registration and no proof of insurance. As part of a plea agreement he was dismissed on a charge of operating without certifications and possesion of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. He was assessed $530.50 in court costs and fines.
PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports on Oct. 24.
* Edward Albert Minke, 51, of 10th Street, Marietta, was issued citations for driving on suspended/revoked license and possession of marijuana less than 15 grams.
* Kevin Lee Wilson, 28, of Mayfair Drive, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and fleeing. Wilson was also arrested on two capias warrants for driving on suspended license.
* Kenneth Brian Swinehart, 40, of Black Orrville Road, Orrville Ohio, was issued a citation for driving on suspended/revoked license and no insurance.
* David Carl Boram, 53, of Old U.S. 50 ,was arrested on charges of battery, disorderly conduct and obstructing and officer.
* Cody Travis Clevenger, 30, of South Lake Drive, was issued a citation for left of center and no insurance.
* Dennis Wayne Bailey, 25, of Pell Street, Grantsville, was arrested on charges of obstructing an officer, no operator’s license, no insurance and no/improper registration.
MARIETTA — The Washington County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports and charges on Oct. 24.
* Lt. Gherke was dispatched to Hocking Tire, Tower Road, Little Hocking, in reference to a breaking and entering. This case remains under investigation.
* Deputy Zide conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Raquel Lada, 706 Washington Square, Marietta. K9 Rita gave a positive indication when conducting a sniff of the vehicle. A search revealed two cases with marijuana and pipes. A summons is being requested through Marietta Municipal Court for Raquel B. Lada, 23, for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs.
* Deputy Parks was dispatched to 140 Maple St., Newport, Ohio. Tina Douglas had reported being assaulted by Sharon D. West. A summons is being requested for Sharon D. West, 45, 38110 Ohio 7, Newport, Ohio, on charges of assault, theft, aggravated menacing and aggravated trespassing.
* Paul Moser, Newport, Ohio, reported to Lt. Augenstein an item missing from his vehicle console. This case remains under investigation.
* A report was received at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office from William R. Hutchison Jr. that someone had just stolen his 2017 Chevy Truck, from 50615 Ohio 7, Grandview Township. Sgt. Parks met with Hutchison who stated his truck was parked in the yard of his residence and he observed a male subject enter his yard, heading toward his truck. Hutchison exited the residence and the male got into his truck and started it up, with Hutchison then running toward the truck; however, the subject sped away. The Ohio State Highway Patrol located the truck crashed on Archers Ford Road. Deputies responded to that area and located Arron Lasure hiding near the crash site, and complained of injury from the crash. Lasure advised that he drove and crashed the truck. A warrant is being requested for Arron E. Lasure, 38, 517 Front St., New Matamoras, for theft of an automobile.
* Lt. Augenstein responded to 693 Greene St., Newport, Ohio, in reference to Nancy Amos being in Sam Greenwood’s yard and yelling at him. Augenstein met with witnesses who stated that earlier Amos was outside yelling, and at one point was on a four wheeler sitting in the roadway in front of the Greenwood home. Amos was yelling rude and profane comments to Greenwood and his family, officials said. Augenstein met with Amos outside about the incident. Amos admitted she drove up there and confronted Greenwood for no reason other than she felt he was breaking in and stealing things, officials said. Nancy Michelle Amos, 64, 697 Greene St., Newport, was advised that a summons was going to be requested for her on a charge of disorderly conduct.