On 31 October 17 Sgt. McGilton responded to 314 Harmar Street, Marietta in reference to a complaint of a deceased rabbit in a small cage at the rear of the residence. Upon arrival, Elizabeth Biggins exited the residence and advised she resided at this location and was the owner of the rabbits. Sgt. McGilton observed five cages with a rabbit in each, but three of the rabbits were deceased. The three deceased rabbits were in different stages of decomposition. There were two other cages in a row across from the five cages and those cages each contained one rabbit as well. The cages were all extremely filthy and only one of the cages contained food, which was one of the cages that contained a deceased rabbit. Only three of the cages contained water. There was a tarp on the ground that appeared to have been used to cover the rabbit cages, however the tarp had been on the ground for some time as it was covered with dirt and leaves. The rabbits had no shelter or bedding inside the cages. Due to the circumstances, Sgt. McGilton requested a summons be issued to Elizabeth Biggins, age 25, 314 Harmar Street, Marietta, Ohio, for animal cruelty.

On 2 Nov 17 Deputy Johnson observed Frederick McKitrick operating a black Ford truck.  Deputy Johnson was aware of an active warrant on file and attempted to make contact with McKitrick.  Deputy Johnson then observed McKitrick’s vehicle enter the parking lot of Marathon and pulled behind the vehicle, however upon approaching the driver’s side, McKitrick had absconded.  Deputy Johnson checked around the business and was soon advised that a male was running in the area of Applebee’s.  Deputy Johnson witnessed McKitrick crossing Pike Street and entering the Big Lots parking lot.   Deputy Johnson proceeded to the area in question and caught up to McKitrick as he was running into Bridgeport Equipment.  McKitrick entered the business with Deputy Johnson immediately behind him at which time he voluntarily turned himself in, was handcuffed and searched.   McKitrick advised Deputy Johnson that he had a needle in the front of his pants, which was retrieved.  While being searched at the jail a small baggie of suspected meth was located in his pockets as well.  The total weight was found to be 1.12 grams.  Frederick Gale McKitrick, age 35, 7446 Federal Road, Cutler, Ohio, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug abuse instrument and obstructing official business.  McKitrick was also served the warrant for theft.

The following warrants were received at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

Christina M. Hower, LKA: 516 Smith Street, Marietta, failing to remain in contact with probation department, original charge OVI.

Isaac Martin, 106 Meadowcrest Lane, Little Hocking, failure to appear for pretrial, original charge disorderly conduct.

Robert O’Brien, 343 Main Street, Lower Salem, failure to appear.

The following subject(s) were recently sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court:

Sherry Lynn Mills, age 50, 1250 31st Street, Parkersburg, WV,5th degree felony forgery; 30 days county jail and restitution.

Abele Gerawork Fissha, age 23, 1688 Elane Road, Columbus, OH, 5th degree illegal processing of drug documents; 90 days county jail,  and 4th degree felony failure to appear; 60 days county jail.

Christopher Shawn Stoops, age 46, 1522 27th Street, Vienna, WV, 5th degree felony unauthorized use of motor vehicle, 3rd degree misdemeanor unlawful restraint, and 1st degree misdemeanor domestic violence; 120 days county jail.

Derek Jerome Waterman, age 24, 263 Walnut Drive, Whipple, 4th degree felony trafficking in drugs, 16 days county jail.

Steven Loren Mandrell, age 39, 671 Valley Mills Road, Parkersburg, WV, 4th degree felony breach of recognizance and 4th degree felony grand theft of a motor vehicle.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 2 Nov 17 and Friday 3 Nov 17:

William Lewis Campbell, age 29, 541 Main Street, Malta, on a warrant for a probation violation, a misdemeanor. Campbell was picked up in Malta by Deputy Huffer of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Nov 17 at 10:33 am.

Frederick Gale McKitrick, age 35, 7446 Federal Road, Cutler, for illegal conveyance of weapons/items in a detention facility, a felony, drug instruments possession and obstructing official business, all misdemeanors, and a warrant for theft, a misdemeanor. McKitrick was arrested on Pike Street by Deputy Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Nov 17 at 12:32 pm.

David Glen Mayle, age 31, homeless, for probation violation, a felony. Mayle was arrested by Deputy Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Nov 17 at 2:57 pm.

Justin William Barnes, age 37, 315 Hull Road, Whipple, for domestic violence, a misdemeanor. Barnes was arrested at his residence by Deputy Parks of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Nov 17 at 7:09 pm.

Jaclyn Virginia Caldwell, age 27, 714 Tuttle Street, Belpre, for making false alarms, a misdemeanor. Caldwell was arrested at her residence by Patrolman Heddleston of the Belpre Police Department and processed into the Washington County Jail on 2 Nov 17 at 8:22 pm.

There are currently 18 females and 101 males incarcerated in the Washington County Jail.