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Athens Sheriff

ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports June 10.

June 7:

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Chesser Road in Albany in reference to a trespasser. Once on scene the suspect was warned to not come back to the property or she would be arrested.

• The Sheriff’s Office received a switch blade knife by a passerby that found it near Court Street. The knife was put into evidence for destruction.

• The Sheriff’s Office, Athens County EMS and the Athens County Coroner’s Office responded to Kimberly Meadows retirement home in Nelsonville for a subject found deceased in her apartment. No foul play was suspected.

• The Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding indirect threats to an Albany resident. The suspect was contacted and warned not to have further contact with the complainant.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Jacobs Avenue in Chauncey for a domestic issue. The caller advised he was recently released from jail and needed to retrieve property from his residence without violating a temporary protection order against him. Deputies remained on scene until the man acquired what he needed and left the residence.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Floodwood Road for a report of breaking and entering. This case is under investigation.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Rainbow Lake Road in Athens for a report of unknown subjects trespassing on the complainant’s property. The complainant stated he found a target and gun casings on his property. The complainant was unaware who could have been on his property. The complainant wished to have a report on file for this incident.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to C&E Hardware in The Plains for a report of an abandoned vehicle. Deputies spoke with the property owner and advised him to call a tow truck to remove the vehicle due to the vehicle being on a public lot.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Sycamore Street in Chauncey for a report of child abuse. This incident is under investigation.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Pine Street in The Plains for a report of a female out of control punching a wall. Deputies arrived on scene with Athens County EMS; the female was transported by EMS to the hospital.

June 8:

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Carol Lane in The Plains for a report of a physical domestic dispute. Deputies contacted a male at the front door of the residence. He was verbally aggressive and was also talking erratically. The male’s sister advised deputies that her brother had not slept in days and had kicked her bedroom door in and the door struck her forehead causing swelling and bruising. Deputies arrested Larry Thompson Jr., 36, of The Plains, for domestic violence and transported him to SEORJ.

• The Sheriff’s Office received a theft report from a Dowler Ridge Road residence in New Marshfield. Several hand tools were reported stolen from an outbuilding.

• The Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the U.S. Route 33 area when they observed a male having active warrants for his arrest. The male fled on foot and the Criminal Interdiction Unit with K9 Bora were requested to the scene to track the suspect. K9 Bora located the suspect who gave up as she closed in on him. Justin Pennington, 33, of Guysville, was arrested and transported to SEORJ without incident.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Felton Road in Stewart for a report of female claiming someone hacked her Facebook account. The complainant stated an unknown individual hacked her account and has access to her debit card. Deputies determined this to be a scam. This case will be documented.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Circle 33 Road in Nelsonville for a report of a child custody issue. The complainant stated she has full custody of her child and the father is not willing to let the son go with her. The son was eventually released to the mother.

• The Sheriff’s Office was called to assist the U.S. Forestry Services with transporting a male having active Athens County warrants. Deputies assisted them with the transport to SEORJ.

• The Sheriff’s Office was patrolling Pleasanton Road when they came across an active dispute occurring in the roadway. Deputies were advised that one of the subjects had been caught trespassing on people’s properties. While investigating the allegations, deputies discovered the subject in question had an active warrant. Tyler J. Barnhart, 18, of Athens, was transported to SEORJ without incident. Formal trespass complaints against Barnhart for the properties in question were also issued.

• The Sheriff’s Office received confirmation the Marietta Police Department had arrested a Dacoda Wilson, 24, of Marietta, for an Athens County warrant. Wilson was picked up in Coolville and transported to SEORJ and held for bond.

• The Sheriff’s Office met with U.S. Forestry Officers to take custody of a subject found with an active Athens County warrant. Shaun Gallagher, 37, of Nelsonville, was transported to Athens City Police Department where his bond was posted.

June 9:

• The Sheriff’s Office took a report of harassment on Williams Road in Athens. The complainant advised her ex-husband came to her house and would not let her leave and when she was able to leave, he followed her down the road in his vehicle. When she stopped the vehicle in front of a neighbor’s residence, her neighbor came outside and told her ex-husband to leave. She said her ex-husband left the area soon after her neighbor told him to leave. She advised she is in contact with the Sheriff’s Office Victim’s Advocate.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Vore Ridge for a report of a dog that had attacked a goat. The owners of the goat advised their neighbor’s two pit bulls had attacked their pigmy goat. The goat had fatal wounds and had to be put down. The deputies contacted the owner of the pit bulls and advised them that the Athens County Dog Warden would be contacting them regarding the incident.

• The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a State Route 356 residence regarding an active breaking and entering. The owner of the residence confronted the suspects who ultimately fled on foot. The owner was able to capture some video of the incident via her cell phone. The case is under investigation.

• The Sheriff’s Office responded to Angel Ridge Road for a report of a domestic dispute. Deputies spoke with the complainant who stated his son came to his residence and damaged property inside the complainant’s house. The complainant wished not to pursue criminal charges but wished for the son to be served with a criminal trespass complaint. The son was advised of the criminal trespass complaint.