On the Record
PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on Feb. 18.
* Justin Adam Ash, 32, 601 32nd St. Lot Number 3, Parkersburg, was arraigned by Magistrate Jody Purkey on a charge of distribution of child pronography.
Cpl. Jennifer DeMeyer of West Virginia State Police started investigating Ash in September 2019, following a cybertip she recieved from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip provided an email account that had uploaded seven images of child pornography to Google photos cloud-based storage. The images depicted fully nude pubescent males performing sexual acts with an adult male. DeMeyer completed documentation necessary to obtain an administrative subpoena to gain subscriber information to the IP address associated with the email, officials said. After an examination of the response, it indicated that the listed Gmail account belongs to an individual named Justin Adam Ash, who is a registered sex offender in Wood County, officials said. He was being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $75,000 surety bond.
* Katelyn Wade, 25, 3539 Little Creek Road, Creston, was dismissed on a charge of operating without inspection after having her vehicle inspected.
* Ranate Triplett, 30, 820 Lenore St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession with intent to deliver, heroin, and she was being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $15,000 cash bond.
* Harry Ellison, 28, 14 Penn Road, Mineral Wells, was arraigned on a charge of no registration, leaving the scene of an accident and no insurance and was released on a $1,000 surety bond.
* Richard Adams, 35, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of domestic battery and was being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $5,000 surety bond.
PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on Feb. 18:
* The Wood County Sheriff’s Office answered 155 calls: 7 traffic stops, 4 mental hygiene orders, 4 intrusion alarms, 7 domestic complaints and domestic order services, 8 motor vehicle accidents, 6 warrant services, 8 area checks, 13 speak with complainant by phone/in person, 6 suspicious vehicles/persons.
* Alan Keith Philpott Jr., 28, of Tygart Street was arrested on a warrant for multiple traffic violations, a capias warrant for assault and battery and a capias warrant for obstructing.
* Jess Wayne Childers, 29, of Sharon Street was arrested on a warrant for domestic battery.
* A deputy responded to Kohl’s Department Store for a shoplifter. Loss Prevention identified the suspect who apparently removed a pair of shoes and observed several tags from other items also in the shoe box. The suspect has two prior convictions and a warrant will be issued for her arrest.
* A deputy responded to I-77 at milemarker 160.5 for a vehicle crash. The driver said the traction control light came on and then the steering locked up and the vehicle would not turn which caused him to go into the median. The Department of Highways was on scene tending to the damaged cable and median barriers.
* While patrolling through the Spreading Truth Ministry Church parking lot, deputies came upon a vehicle in the parking lot occupied by a male and female who stated they were just talking. A local check showed the male was out on bond for domestic battery and strangulation with the victim being the female inside the vehicle. Dustin James Whytsell, 23, of Broadway Avenue was arrested on charges of violation of domestic violence bond as he is to have no contact with the victim.
* Joshua Allen Campbell, 37, of Oakwood Avenue, Marietta was arrested on a capias for obstructing.
* Tony Ray Forshey, 54, of State Street turned himself in on a warrant for battery. He was arraigned before a magistrate and was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.
* Deputies responded to the Quality Inn for an intoxicated and disorderly subject who was hitting the walls refusing to leave. Erika Dee Mollohan, 39, of 37th Street was arrested on a warrant for second-offense DUI out of Wirt County and current charges of disorderly conduct.
* A deputy responded to East Maple Street for a theft. The complainant reported that his 2005 Black Haul dump trailer had been taken from in front of the residence they are remodeling.
* A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle after deputies observed the inspection sticker to be expired. Upon speaking with the driver and passengers, consent was given to search the vehicle. Several drug paraphernalia items and a bag containing a white powder substance consistent with heroin/fentanyl were found. Russel Lee Traugh, 37, of Plum Street was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance.
* A deputy responded to East Poplar Street for a subject having a felony capias. The deputy observed the male subject working on a vehicle and advised him of the warrant and that he was under arrest. As the deputy was attempting to handcuff the subject, he began pulling away at which time he was taken to the ground attempting to grab at the deputy’s duty belt and continue to reach for something from the left side of his body with his right hand. With some assistance this subject was eventually secured in handcuffs. The deputy located a screwdriver in the jacket pocket that he suspects the male was attempting to grab while the deputy was on top of him. Herbert Marshall Boyles, 41 of 32nd Street was arrested on charges of eluding, obstructing officer, battery of officer, possession of a controlled substance and a felony capias.
* As a deputy was leaving the office, he was flagged down by a female stating she needed help. As the deputy was attempting to hear the female another female began screaming various curse words loudly and he had the one female step from the vehicle to separate the pair. Other deputies arrived to assist to try and sort out the issue. During the course of the investigation the one party became disorderly, attempted to flee the scene but was taken into custody during which time she continued screaming, kicking and cursing. Brenda Lou Dailey, 40, Deems Fork Road, was arrested on charges of assault of officer, obstructing officer, fleeing and disorderly conduct. She was arraigned before a magistrate where she continued to scream at the magistrate and was issued a $5,000 surety bond.
* Jennifer Diana Moore, 41, 46th Street, Vienna, was arrested on charges of DUI and a warrant for worthless check. She was processed, arraigned before a magistrate and released after posting bond.
* Stephanie Ann Whaley, 32, of Burning Bush Drive, was arrested on a warrant for battery.
* Daniel Joseph Starcher, 34, Cherry Street, Ravenswood, was arrested on a warrant for violation of a domestic violence protective order.
* Deputies responded to Captain Ames Drive for serving the paperwork granting custody of a child to the father, the complainant. Upon knocking on the door a male was observed to be under the influence of marijuana as deputies smelled the odor coming from inside the residence. Another male also was inside the residence and both admitted they had smoked earlier. A glass bowl and a baggie of marijuana were taken by the deputy. Brian Lee Taylor, 32, of Captain Ames Drive was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and Shawn M. Smith, 30, Walnut Street, Belpre, was issued a citation for possession of marijuana.
* Deputies responded to DuPont Road for a call of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival the problem party was uncooperative and argumentative. As he was being searched for weapons, he began attempting to pull away at which time he was handcuffed. Investigation revealed no crime of domestic violence, however, Jared Peter Seecharan, 41, DuPont Road, was arrested on charges of obstructing an officer.
PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports on Feb. 18:
* Tyas Lipscomb, of Parkersburg was arrested on Feb. 14 for credit card fraud.
* Tommy Fluharty of Parkersburg was arrested on Feb. 15 on a capias.
* Derrick Lent, 46, of Marietta was arrested on Feb. 15 for aggravated DUI.
* Eric Touvell, 37, of Parkersburg was arrested on Feb. 15 for wanton endangerment and strangulation.
* Jennifer Waybright of Parkersburg was arrested on Feb. 15 on a capias.
* Adam Jackson, 33, of Parkersburg was arrested on Feb. 16 for possession with intent.
* Andrea Sees of Parkersburg was arrested on Feb. 16 on warrants.
* Sabrina Seevers, 39, of Parkersburg was arrested on Feb. 16 on warrants.
* Joshua Bailey, 34, of Vienna was arrested on Feb. 16 on a warrant.
* Hunter Smith, 22 of Parkersburg was arrested on Feb. 17 for petit larceny and auto tampering.
* James Vandergrift of Parkersburg was arrested on Feb. 17 on a warrant.
* On Feb. 14, officers responded to Shoney’s on Garfield Avenue for a breaking and entering.
* On Feb. 14, officers responded to Walmart and cited Patience Swiger for shoplifting.
* On Feb. 14, officers responded to Matheny Auto Body for multiple vehicle entries.
* On Feb. 14, officers responded to 17th Street for a burglary.
* On Feb. 14, officers responded to Dudley Avenue for a breaking and entering.
* On Feb. 15, officers responded to Sixth Avenue for a breaking and entering.
* On Feb. 16, officers responded to Mancan Inc. on Fourth Street for a breaking and entering.
* On Feb. 16, officers responded to Walmart and cited Makayla Wright for shoplifting.
* On Feb. 16, officers responded to Dollar General on Seventh Street for shoplifting.
* On Feb. 17, officers responded to Piggly Wiggly on Plum Street for a destruction of property.
* On Feb. 17, officers responded to 32nd Street for a destruction of property.
* On Feb. 14-17, officers responded to seven motor vehicle accidents.
WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Police Department released the following reports Feb. 18:
* Joshua Ballard, 30, Whipple, was cited for expired operator’s license and improper registration on Highland Avenue.
* Jeremy David Wright, 37, Marietta, was arrested on a warrant for domestic battery following a traffic stop on Highland Avenue. The domestic battery charge stems from a case investigated by the Parkersburg Police Department. Wright was arraigned at Wood County Magistrate Court and released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond.
* Drexel Perry III, 36, Lowell, was cited for passing in a no passing zone on Highland Avenue at Fifth Street.
* Mckayla Britton, 22, Williamstown, was cited for speed 67/55 and expired MVI on Rt. 14.
* Chad McKibben, 43, Coolville, was cited for speed 39/25 on Highland Avenue.
* Dezary Lynn Roberts, 20, Vienna, was arrested on a warrant for possession of controlled substance following a traffic stop on Rt. 14. Roberts was placed in the WV Department of Corrections and later arraigned at Wood County Magistrate Court and released on $1,500 bond.
* Ryan Davis, 21, Vienna was cited for possession of marijuana on Rt. 14.
* Kylee Vandergrift, 18, Parkersburg, was cited for speed 41/25 and no insurance on Highland Avenue.
* WPD officers stopped a vehicle at the WV Welcome Center that was reportedly involved in a road rage incident in which a firearm was involved. A loaded handgun was recovered and the suspect turned over to WCSO as alleged incident occurred in the county jurisdiction.
* Hunter Stephens, 21, Parkersburg, was cited for driving on a suspended license and no registration on Rt. 14.
* Brandon Stephens, 26, Belpre, was cited for open container of alcohol on Rt. 14.
* Katlyn Knight, 19, Parkersburg, was cited for underage consumption of alcohol on Rt. 14.