WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 24 JUN 19

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​On 17 Jun 19 a dog belonging to Stephanie Morris, 803 Front Street, Marietta, OH, got loose from her residence and ran onto a neighbor’s property and charged towards a Meals on Wheels delivery person.  Sgt. McGilton made contact with Morris, and determined she owned two dogs, both over three months of age.  Morris admitted one of her dogs had gotten loose on this date, and that she failed to have her dogs registered.   A summons is being requested for Stephanie Jean Morris, age 36, for failing to restrain her dog and failing to register two dogs. 

On 17 Jun 19 Sgt. McGilton responded to the Crystal Care Campgrounds,  585 Browns Road, Reno, Ohio, to conduct a welfare check on a camper with children and animals, which was reported to have deplorable living conditions.   Rachel and Chadwick Strickland  reportedly moved into the camper with their two children around 29 Mar 19.  The Stricklands owned one dog, an adult cat with three kittens, and three other adult cats, which all lived inside this small two bedroom camper.  Rita Walters and a juvenile recently moved into this camper as well and brought their 12 dogs.   Sgt. McGilton approached the camper and could smell a foul odor coming from the camper.  A juvenile exited the camper with two other children.  The children were filthy and smelled of the same odor, which was excreting from the camper.   Walters was not present at the time of my arrival however the Stricklands arrived home shortly after being called.  The Stricklands granted permission for Sgt. McGilton to enter the camper to view the living conditions and the animals.  The smell inside the camper was overbearing and caused watery eyes and difficulty in breathing.   13 small animals had severe skin infections, sores, scabs, eye infections, missing and/or matted fur, overgrown nails, dental disease and urine scalding.   Some of the dogs had decent weight, however some were emaciated with ribs, hipbones and backbones protruding.  The adult cat with the kittens was in poor condition, with skin infection and sores on her body, and the kittens were in a similar condition.   The interior of the camper appeared to be saturated with urine and feces.   Litter boxes were observed and were full.  Rachel admitted the dogs were not housebroken.   13 dogs, 1 cat and her kittens were seized.   The children were taken to a safe environment.  Summons are being requested for Rita M. Walters, age 54, for 12 counts of cruelty to companion animals and 3 counts child endangerment, Rachel Strickland, age 35, for 2 counts cruelty to companion animals and 3 counts child endangerment, and Chadwick Strickland, age 28, for 2 counts of cruelty to companion animals and 3 counts child endangerment.

On 18 Jun 19 Sgt. Holbert was dispatched to Main Street, Lowell, Ohio, to the Duchess Store, to investigate a 12 pack of beer being stolen.  This case remains under investigation.

On 18 Jul 19 Lt. Augenstein responded to Macksburg to a possible trespassing complaint.  This case remains under investigation.

On 20 Jul 19 Deputy Carr responded to Muskingum Township to investigate a possible theft of natural gas.  This is an ongoing investigation at this time.

On 20 Jun 19 at approximately 1731 hours Deputy White was dispatched to 1005 Cornerville Road, Marietta, OH, in regards to a possible domestic disturbance.  Deputy White arrived after Lt. Hunter and Deputy Carr who were speaking with Sunshine Farnsworth and Eric Valentine.   Farnsworth occasionally stays at the Valentine home and advised they were in a verbal argument, which turned physical.  Due to the different stories Deputies were given both subjects, Sunshine Louise Farnsworth, age 34, 136 Franklin Street, Marietta, OH, and Eric Shawn Valentine, age 48, above address,  are being charged with disorderly conduct by fighting.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 21 Jun 19 and Monday 24 Jun 2019:

Ashley Michelle Neader, age 29, 207 Second Street, Lower Salem, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Dakota Anthony McCormick, age 22, 459 Main Street, Philo, OH, domestic violence and driving under suspension, both misdemeanors, contempt of court and fictitious plates.

Dustin Michael Omspach, age 37, 314 Lowell Street, Lowell, OH, possession of drugs, probation violation and tampering with evidence, all felonies, driving under OVI suspension, fictitious plates, both misdemeanors.

James Stewart Reed, age 29, 4025 Glenestee Road, Cincinnati, OH, driving under suspension, theft and contempt of court, all misdemeanors.

Angela Dawn Duelley, age 31,  Caldwell, OH, possession of drugs and contempt of court, both misdemeanors.

Mary Ruth Carpenter, age 58, 20475 State Route 60, Beverly, OH, driving under suspension, a misdemeanor.

Cyril Clifford Pletcher, age 39, 920 Schott Road, Waterford, OH, improperly furnish firearms to a minor, a felony, and endangering children, a misdemeanor.

Cody Montell Knotts, age 28, homeless, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Carole Sue Needs, age 31, 280 Summers Road, Apt. 3, Marietta, OH, disorderly conduct and possessing drug abuse instruments, both misdemeanors.

Shamen Rayne Thomas, age 18, 2715 Danas Run Road, Newport, OH, having weapons while under disability, a felony.

There are currently 27 female inmates and 86 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.