“Deceased Victim Found in Marietta Township”

By | August 12, 2023

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Sgt. Parks assisted the Marietta City Police Department on Front Street. Deputy Young responded to a private property crash and discovered the driver, Ashley Marie Pollard, was intoxicated. Deputy Windland and Deputy Thornberry investigated a report of a storage trailer being entered. Deputy Wallace arrested Zachary J. Wynn for domestic violence and kidnapping. Deputy Tucker issued a citation to Ian Gonzalez for driving under suspension. Deputy Ullom pursued and apprehended Maurice Burton, who had active warrants. Deputy Peters and K9 Timmy discovered drugs in a vehicle driven by Jeremy Carpenter. Deputy Wallace arrested Trent Mason for trafficking drugs and tampering with evidence. mariettatimes.com reported

On July 16th, Sgt. Parks provided assistance to the Marietta City Police Department on Front Street. Additionally, Deputy Young responded to a private property crash on B.F. Goodrich Road in Muskingum Township. The crash involved a vehicle that had collided with train tracks. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was already on the scene when individuals called a local towing company. They also contacted the patrol because they suspected the driver was intoxicated. Ashley Marie Pollard was found seated in an OSHP patrol vehicle emitting the smell of alcohol. Pollard admitted to drinking before driving and crashing. She performed poorly on the horizontal gaze and standardized field sobriety tests. Pollard was taken to Ohio State Highway Patrol Post 84, where she submitted to a breath test that revealed a result of 0.52. She was released with a summons to appear in Marietta Municipal Court.

On July 18th, Deputy Windland and Deputy Thornberry were dispatched to Greenhill Road in Warren Township. They responded to a report of a storage trailer being broken into and items being scattered on the ground. Deputy Wallace initiated an investigation into a domestic violence incident that occurred in Watertown Township. It was reported that Zachary J. Wynn had assaulted an individual and held a knife to their throat. Wynn, who resided at 704 Cisler Drive, Marietta, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and kidnapping.

On July 20th, Deputy Tucker was patrolling on I-77 southbound near the one-mile marker in Pioneer Township when he observed a Nissan vehicle with expired Florida registration. He conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Ian Gonzalez, who was also driving with a suspended license. Gonzalez, residing at 509 Foster Lane, Apt. A, Marietta, was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license.

On July 21st, Deputy Ullom conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota vehicle with West Virginia registration in Belpre Township on Tower Road. The driver drove through the Par Mar parking lot and back onto U.S. 50, committing several traffic violations while attempting to flee. The Belpre Police Department utilized spike sticks near Farson Street, leading to the vehicle coming to a stop. The driver, identified as Maurice Burton of 1311 Oak St., Parkersburg, was found to have active warrants from Athens County and Columbus. Burton admitted to fleeing due to the active warrants and was taken to the Washington County Jail, where he was charged with failure to comply and obstructing justice. Deputies, along with the Reno Squad, also responded to Caywood Road in Marietta Township to conduct a welfare check on a subject who was later confirmed to be deceased.

Various traffic stops were initiated during this period with verbal warnings issued for violations including headlights required, speeding, improper display, disobeying traffic control devices, defective equipment, turn signal usage, expired registration, driving habits, license plate light, and lanes of travel. Deputy Harlow also provided assistance to the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Lawrence Township, while Deputy Thornberry checked a vehicle near Ohio 618 in Belpre Township. The vehicle was pulled off the roadway until a licensed driver could retrieve it. No further follow-up was needed in this case. Lt. Brown was dispatched to check on a suspicious vehicle parked in Pioneer Township, but the vehicle was gone before his arrival. Deputy Thornberry responded to Wesley Township in reference to a reported fire, but no crime was found to have occurred. No further follow-up was needed. Deputy Derkin responded to a report in Belpre Township about puppies being dropped off at a church, but the puppies had run into the woods and could not be located. Deputy Thornberry also responded to a report of a subject squatting by storage buildings in Warren Township, but the subject had left before law enforcement arrived. Deputy Wallace responded to Marietta Township in reference to a 911 hang-up and counseled the subject on using the non-emergency line for non-emergency situations. Deputy Eichhorn observed a Lexus sedan in Pioneer Township with Ohio registration displayed on a GMC truck. He conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Dwayne Scott Singer of 417 Harmar St., Marietta. Singer admitted to not having a valid driver’s license, which was confirmed. He was issued a citation for fictitious plates and driving with a suspended license.

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On July 22nd, Deputy Peters and K9 Timmy were patrolling Ohio 7 northbound when they conducted a registration check on a white Subaru. The registration showed it was for a copper station wagon. They conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Ohio 7 and Sterling Road in Marietta Township. The driver, Jeremy Carpenter, initially claimed there was nothing illegal inside the vehicle. However, he was informed that K9 Timmy would be deployed for a free air sniff around the vehicle. Carpenter then admitted that there were drugs in the vehicle. Four grams of methamphetamine were recovered. The passenger, James K. Treadway of 921 N. Main St., Mansfield, was charged with possession of drugs. Jeremy Wade Carpenter of 111 Montgomery St., Marietta, was charged with possession of drugs. Both individuals were taken to the Washington County Jail. Deputy Wallace was on patrol near the 900 block of Pike Street in Pioneer Township when she observed a vehicle driven by Trent Mason, who was known to have a suspended license. Confirmation of the suspension was obtained, and a traffic stop was conducted. Prior to the stop, Mason was seen throwing something from the driver’s window. Suspected fentanyl, individually packaged in eight lottery ticket papers, was found in the roadway where Mason had thrown it. The eight packages of fentanyl weighed 6.57 grams. Mason denied throwing anything from the window and was taken to the Washington County Jail. He was charged with trafficking in drugs and tampering with evidence.

Between July 22nd and July 23rd, several individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail. Jeremy Wade Carpenter of Marietta was charged with possession of drugs. James Keith Treadway of Marietta was charged with possession of fentanyl. Jeffrey Edward Jones of New Matamoras was charged with theft and contempt of court. Trent Dwight Mason of Marietta was charged with tampering with evidence and trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound. Chad William Richard Warner of Marietta was charged with menacing, domestic violence, and assault. Shawn David Lent of Vincent was charged with driving under suspension. Douglas Dean Byers of Glouster was charged with possession of fentanyl, OVI alcohol/drug of abuse, driving under suspension, and no seatbelt. Cassandra Evetta Flowers of Marietta was charged with domestic violence.

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