WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 23 JUL 2020 


On 19 Jul 2020 Lt. Hornbeck along with other deputies were dispatched to 817 Grandview Avenue, New Matamoras, OH, to a report of yelling and screaming coming from the residence.  Deputies encountered a female residence who directed deputies to the upstairs of the residence.  Deputies identified Michael Slonaker and Justine Macintyre.  Macintyre had the appearance of being under the influence of drugs, constantly moving and twitching.  Slonaker advised he had a seizure and Macintyre was yelling at him during the seizure.  The two were questioned about the use of drugs and Macintyre admitted to methamphetamine use, and Slonaker admitted to prior use.  Both subjects stated they did not live there, only stayed there the previous night.  A consent to search was obtained from the owner, and the once locked bedroom door was opened, finding multiple syringes and other paraphernalia.  Also recovered was 14.34 grams of methamphetamine.  Deputies were advised that a male subject had come to the residence and went upstairs to where Slonaker and Macintyre were and left a few minutes later.  Michael D. Slonaker, age 36, and Justine Macintyre, age 24, were transported to the Washington County Jail charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs.

On 19 Jul 2020 Deputy Kehl observed a silver Mazda vehicle bearing Ohio registration traveling on State Route 7, traveling 52-mph in a 45-mph posted zone. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, driven by Jordan Walker.  Walker stated he knew why he was being stopped and a check through dispatch revealed that Walker was driving on a suspended license.  Deputy Kehl observed a one hypodermic syringe, which Walker stated he used the syringe the previous day to administer heroin.  Jordan Levi Walker, age 29, 1350 Mt. Tom Road, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and driving under a license suspension. 

On 19 Jul 2020 Deputy Hockenberry was dispatched to 17651 County Road 9 to a report of an individual that would not leave. Deputy Hockenberry attempted to speak with individuals, to include Karen Brunoni.  Brunoni refused to speak to Deputy Hockenberry regarding a possible assault/domestic incident at that location.  Brunoni also stood in front of Deputy Hockenberry and instructed an individual to “run” in which he did so into the woods behind the residence.  Karen Sue Brunoni, age 62, was transported to the Washington County Jail and charged with resisting arrest and obstructing justice. 

On 19 Jul 2020 Sgt. McKee was dispatched to 3655 State Route 676, Stockport, OH, to Jessica Trus reporting she was threatened by Dalton Pickering. Prior to Sgt. McKee arriving, Pickering, who is sentenced to house arrest, had cut his ankle monitor and fled the scene.  Trus explained she had returned home today to find Pickering intoxicated.  Pickering threatened to strike her and threw a beer bottle at her, striking her in the head.  Pickering then threatened to kill her, cut the ankle monitor and fled in her vehicle.   Attempts to locate Pickering met with negative results.  A warrant has been requested for the arrest of Dalton Tyler Pickering, age 26, on a charge of domestic violence. 

On 20 Jul 2020 Sgt. McKee responded to a disturbance at 300 Starlite Drive, Marietta, Ohio.  Contact was made with Pamela Rhodes who stated she was in an argument with her boyfriend, Christopher S. Stoops.  Rhodes advised Deputy Hockenberry that the argument escalated to Stoops grabbing both of her arms, shaking her and spitting in her face. Stoops denied any physical altercation, stating Rhodes was lying.  Injuries were observed to Rhodes, consistent with her recollection of the incident.  Christopher Shawn Stoops, age 49, was arrested for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 20 Jul 2020 Deputy Hall responded to 125 County Rd 9, Marietta, OH, to Gates Green Apartments where it was reported that Joseph McKitrick was at apartment C3 and has been served papers banning him from the property. McKitrick’s family lives at the apartment and a letter had been served stating McKitrick was not allowed on the property.  After attempting contact several times at the apartment, the family member opened the door and came out quickly stating she needed to get out of there.  She noted that McKitrick was inside, and was not coming out.  After announcing law enforcement presence, McKitrick exited a bedroom.  McKitrick denied knowing about the paperwork, but later did acknowledge he knew about the notice. McKitrick became very irate and belligerent as deputies were discussing options with him and made a statement that he hoped his mom would just die.  Deputies doing a post arrest pat down located a grey camera film container, which McKitrick admitted had methamphetamine wrapped up inside. Joseph Adam McKitrick , age 40, 550 Ewing Road, Reno, OH, was arrested for criminal trespass and possession of methamphetamine.  McKitrick was transported to the Washington County Jail.   

On 20 Jul 2020 Deputy Brown responded to 629 Briggs Hill Road, Belpre, OH, in reference to a domestic dispute complaint.  Jill Keller reported she was physically assaulted by her boyfriend, David Flesher.  Keller reported Flesher threatened to burn her clothes outside in the fire pit, and she confronted him about this.  Keller reported they argued and Flesher became irate and took hold of Keller pinning her to the floor. Flesher put his hands around her neck and squeezed. Keller stated she was gasping for air. Injuries to Keller’s neck were consistent with her account of the incident.  Flesher initially denied knowing why Deputy Brown was there and stated that nothing happened.  When asked if something physical occurred he replied that he didn’t remember and he didn’t think so.  David Ray Flesher, age 43, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 21 Jul 2020 Deputy Peters responded to Par Mar, 2796 State Route 60, Marietta, OH, to investigate a vandalism at that location. This case remains under investigation.                 

On 21 Jul 2020 a Heeler mixed breed dog belonging to Trisha Dawn Stille, 116 Cedar Ridge Road, Lowell, OH, ran loose from her property. Stille’s dog bit a cyclist that was travelling along the roadway, causing deep lacerations. Stille’s dog was designated dangerous as a result of this incident.  Stille was provided all necessary paperwork by Sgt. McGilton for this designation.  The dog is four years of age and Stille has not registered it since 2015.  A summons is being requested for Stille, age 39, on a charge of failure to restrain her dog and failure to register the dog. 

On 21 Jul 2020 at approximately 2100 hours Sgt. Parks was dispatched to 2889 State Route 821, Marietta, OH, to a report made by Khadijah R. Farrakhan reporting her boyfriend, D Von McKinley Saunders, had assaulted her while traveling from Akron.  Khadijah advised they stopped at the business and she locked herself in the bathroom to get away from Saunders.  Sgt. Parks met with the male in the parking lot.  The male subject was unsteady on his feet with slurred speech and glassy eyes.  When asked his name the male advised Sgt. Parks to take him back to Akron. The male finally advised Sgt. Parks of his social security number and he was identified.  Khadijah advised they left Akron at approximately 1830 hours and at about 1930 hours the suspect began threatening to kill her, threw beer on the interior of her vehicle, urinated in a cup and then disposed of it out the passenger side window.  Khadijah advised for approximately 45 minutes prior to her stopping at the gas station she began to speed in excess of 100 mph in an attempt to get pulled over as she was in fear for her safety.  Khadijah stated approximately five minutes before she called 911, and while traveling south bound on I77, Saunders again threatened to kill her.  Saunders refused to answer questions about the incident.  D Von McKinley Saunders, age 44, 1128 Winton Avenue, Akron, OH, was placed under arrest for menacing. 

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 22 Jul 2020 and Thursday 23 Jul 2020:

Levi James Robinson, age 30, 300 Starlite Drive, Apt. 19, Marietta, OH, sexual offender, failure to notify change of address, 2 counts, both felonies.

Tiffany Dawn Bowman, age 31, 300 Ridgewood Drive, Apt. H, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

William Roland Talkington, age 33, 125 County Road 9, Marietta, OH, probation violation and obstructing official business, both misdemeanors.

Taylor James Brown, age 21, 27323 SR 7, Marietta, OH, obstructing official business, a misdemeanor.

 here are currently 13 female inmates and 69 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.