On 18 Mar 18 Deputy Parks along with the Wesley Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Philip Gage property, 209 Hickel Drive, to a trailer fire. No injuries were reported and the trailer was a complete loss.
On 18 Mar 18 Deputy J. McConnell along with the Reno and Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Departments, along with the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Cynthia Starling residence, 202 Simpson Street, Marietta, to a house fire. The home was a total loss.
On 18 Mar 18 Sgt. Reeder responded to the Jack A. Buck residence, 117 Pineview Drive, Marietta, to investigate a burglary complaint. Numerous items, including musical equipment, firearms and currently were removed. This case remains under investigation.
On 19 Mar 18 Deputy Jones initiated a traffic stop after a red Chevrolet pick-up truck committed numerous traffic violations. The driver was identified as Colton Ryan Balderson, age 29, 7184 Muskingum River Road, Waterford, Ohio. Balderson advised he had a 9mm handgun on his lap at that time and a loaded magazine to the weapon in the glove compartment. Balderson stated he did not have a concealed carry permit, and was currently driving under suspension. Balderson was issued a citation for driving under suspension and was placed under arrest for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a 4th degree felony.
On 19 Mar 18 Deputy McKee observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation and initiated a traffic stop. Contact with the driver was made, with him providing false information on his identity. Deputy McKee was certain the subject was not the individual he portrayed himself to be. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and upon exiting, took off on foot at which time Deputy McKee gave chase. After a short chase the driver was taken down and ultimately identified as Marcus Maurice Kimbrough, age 29, 103 Woodcrest Lane, Marietta, Ohio. Kimbrough advised he used the false name as he knew he had outstanding warrants for his arrest. Kimbrough was taken into custody on the outside warrant and also charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest, driving under suspension as well as a parking violation. Kimbrough was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
On 19 Mar 18 Lt. Hunter along with the Lowell Adams Volunteer Fire Department responded to the property of Kenneth Huck, Huck Road, Lowell, to a brush fire. No injuries were reported.
The following subjects were recently sentenced in Washington County Common Pleas Court:
Michael Vernon Boyce, age 51, 1360 Silver Glove Road, Marietta, Ohio, burglary, felony; 120 days County Jail and STAR program.
Charles Everett Murray, age 26, 6970 Goshen Road, Goshen, Ohio, burglary, 4th degree felony; 180 days county jail/Portsmouth Counseling Center.
The following subjects were processed into the Washington County Jail Tuesday 20 Mar 18 and Wednesday 21 Mar 18:
Everett Christopher Freeland, age 33, 1572 Elizabeth Street, Belpre, Ohio, probation violation, a felony.
Cody Bryant Hinkle, age 25, 47393 Centerville Jacobsburg Road, Jacobsburg, Ohio, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence, and having weapons under disability, all felonies.
Challis Curtis Howell, age 35, 18695 SR 26, Reno, Ohio, endangering children, a misdemeanor.
There are currently 28 female inmates and 106 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.