WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 27 DEC 17
December 27, 2017
On 20 Dec 17 Deputy Hall spoke with Donna and John Hoskinson, Babcock Road, Beverly, about suspicious activity at their home. This case remains under investigation.
On 21 Dec 17 at 9:15 am. Major Hawkins was notified by dispatch that a total of 15 phone calls had been received from Richard Carl Flood for no apparent reason. This has been an ongoing issue with Flood and he had been charged in the past for similar activity.
On 19 Dec 17 Captain Rhodes made contact with Flood and warned him not to disrupt dispatch by calling for non-emergency or legitimate issues. Every dispatcher has received phone calls from Flood who typically talks about arrests, FBI activity, etc.
Major Hawkins was present when Flood called at approximately 9:30 am and spoke to dispatch, with no legitimate purpose for calling. Major Hawkins reviewed the log from dispatch and learned that Flood had called a total of 364 times since 4 Oct 17. Dispatchers have advised that the calls impair their ability to conduct duties at the dispatch/911 public service answering point. The calls in this investigation are only calls to WCSO; however he has also called Wood County, WV, emergency services on numerous occasions. Sgt. Holbert and Deputy Carr responded to Flood’s home where Richard Carl Flood, age 52, 204 Ferry Street, Beverly, OH, was placed under arrest for disrupting public services. Flood was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
On 21 Dec 17 Deputy Carr was dispatched to Hune Covered Bridge, in reference to subjects painting graffiti on the bridge. This case remains under investigation.
On 21 Dec 17 Sanford E. Gregory, 280 May Avenue, Vincent, was parked at 45 Warrior Drive, Vincent, and accelerated forward striking the building. The 1999 Oldsmobile received light functional damage and was driven away. (1104)
On 21 Dec 17 Megan Boyd, Beverly, Ohio, reported a storage unit on State Route 339 was entered and items she had stored there were stolen. This case remains under investigation. (1117)
On 22 Dec 17 Deputy Johnson responded to 171 Mill Branch Road, Belpre to a reported domestic violence incident. Deputy Johnson met with Haley Jett who reported her ex-boyfriend, Preston V. Archie, had assaulted her. Jett reported Archie was upset and entered the room where she was lying on the bed and began yelling at her and jumped on top of her. Jett reports that Archie started “kneeing” her in her private area multiple times, also pushing his fist against her face. Jett states that these forceful actions hurt her, and she was in fear for her safety and that of her infant child so she locked herself in a separate room and called for help. Jett left the home eventually with her child and went to a nearby residence. Archie also came to this residence and upon being advised of the Sheriff’s Office being called he left the home. Attempts to locate Archie were unsuccessful. Deputy Johnson requested and was issued a warrant through Marietta Municipal Court for the arrest of Preston Vern Archie, age 25, 171 Mill Branch Road, Belpre, OH. A protection order was requested by Haley Jett.
On 22 Dec 17 a citation for speed was issued to Michael S. Jarrell, 7040 Hammock Trace Drive, Melbourne, FL, 85 in a 70 mph zone; and Kaitlyn M. Pearse, 7226 Jefferson Farms Blvd., New Albany, OH, 90 in a 70 mph zone. (296)