FCSO Incidents


According to reports, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls:

FEB. 14

CASUALTY: A female inmate at the Fayette County Jail reported she fell off of her bunk and injured her hand.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Tara Ann Wardle was southbound on I-71 when she lost control of her vehicle, traveled off of the east side of the roadway and struck the ditch, causing damage to her vehicle. Wardle was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Darrell Gainey was eastbound on Palmer Road. Gainey lost control of his vehicle due to roadway conditions and came to rest on the south side of the roadway. Johan Reed was traveling behind Gainey on Palmer Road, also east bound, and due to roadway conditions was unable to avoid striking Gainey’s vehicle as it sat stationary.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Isidro Juarez was traveling southbound on U.S. 62 and failed to notice the vehicle in front of him, operated by Guy Boyer, was making a left turn. Juarez lost control of his vehicle while attempting to avoid striking Boyer’s vehicle, causing a motor vehicle crash. Juarez was cited for failure to control and no operator’s license.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Brian Michael was traveling southbound on Main Street in Jeffersonville. Michael failed to negotiate a curve and struck a northbound vehicle, which was being operated by Matthew Baughn. Michael was cited for failure to stay in marked lanes.

MENACING: Contact was made with a subject who advised a known male made threats to assault him while at his place of employment. The reportee declined to pursue criminal charges, and requested that contact be made with the alleged suspect. Deputies made contact with the alleged suspect and advised him of the complaint.

FEB. 13

TRAFFIC CRASH: Joseph Pamula was traveling northbound on State Route 38 in Paint Township. Pamula lost control of his vehicle, traveled off the east side of the roadway, and struck a ditch, causing the semi and trailer to overturn. Pamula was treated by Fayette County EMS at the scene of the crash. Pamula was cited for failure to control.

UNRULY JUVENILE: Staff members from the Ranch of Opportunity requested assistance from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office regarding an unruly resident. Upon arrival an investigation provided that a resident of the facility had left the premises. Deputies and staff members were unable to locate the juvenile and the juvenile was entered into the computer database as missing.

FEB. 12

THEFT: Employees of the One Stop 22 advised an unknown female pumped $20 worth of fuel and departed the business without paying for it. Upon arrival, the deputy was able to identify the female as Amanda Miller of Jackson. Contact was made with Miller and she made arrangements to pay for the fuel.

THEFT: Geoffrey Strawn of Washington C.H. reported someone removed prescription medication from his residence.

SUSPICIOUS: Martina Tyree of Washington C.H. reported an unknown male subject in a white Dodge pickup truck attempted to give her children a ride to their residence. After declining the ride, the subject departed the area. Deputies checked the area in search of the pickup and could not locate it.

BURGLARY/THEFT: Seth Leasure of Washington C.H. reported someone entered his residence and removed items from inside.

POSSESSING DRUG ABUSE INSTRUMENTS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: A Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver an odor of marijuana was detected. During a search of the vehicle and the driver’s person, drug paraphernalia, a hypodermic syringe, and marijuana were located. Tyler Pack of Washington C.H. was arrested and charged in the matter.

FEB. 11

TRAFFIC CRASH: Shakirdjano Dilshod of Hollywood, Fla., was stopped at the traffic signal on Allen Road at S.R. 435. Dilshod’s vehicle rolled back striking a vehicle stopped at the traffic signal behind Dilshod. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained minor damage in the crash. Dilshod was cited for improper backing.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Sheriff’s deputies responded to the southbound rest area on reports of a domestic incident. Upon arrival all parties involved were identified and it was determined that no assault or threats of violence had occurred.

THEFT: John Stevens of Washington C.H. reported someone removed the center hub caps off his truck.

PROTECTION ORDER SERVICE: Sheriff’s deputies made contact with a respondent in a protection order pursuant to order of the Court. The subject was advised of the terms of the order and the consequences of any violations.

FEB. 10

TRAFFIC CRASH: Kayla Johnson of Greenfield was traveling north on S.R. 41 and lost control of her vehicle on inclement roadways. Johnson traveled off the right side of the roadway into the ditch striking a vehicle. No injuries were reported.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Kyle Maust, of Washington C.H., was northbound on Inskeep Road attempting to negotiate a left hand turn when he lost control of the vehicle, sliding off the right side of the roadway and striking a mailbox post. The mailbox belonged to Josh Duffy, of Washington C.H.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Patricia Wightman, of Washington C.H., was eastbound on U.S. 35 traveling in the left lane when she lost control of her vehicle and slid off the road into the median. Gaberill Miller, of Seaman, who was traveling behind Wightman, also lost control in the same location and slid off the roadway into the median where she struck Wightman’s vehicle. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and were driven from the scene.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Brant Hall, of Greenfield, was eastbound on U.S. 22 E when he failed to observe another vehicle, driven by Jeremy Rhoads, of Washington C.H., stopped in the roadway attempting to make a left turn into One Stop 22 gas station. Hall’s vehicle struck the rear of Rhoads’ vehicle causing it to travel across the westbound lane of travel and strike a third vehicle driven by Richard Beechler, of Greenfield. Both the Hall and Rhoads vehicles sustained disabling damage and were towed from the scene. Beechler’s vehicle sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene. Hall was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

FEB. 9

TRAFFIC CRASH: James Ellars, III, of Washington C.H., reported he was northbound on Rockwell Road attempting to negotiate a right hand curve when he lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the left side of the roadway into a ditch, where his vehicle overturned onto a fence owned by Myron Miller. Ellars’ vehicle sustained functional damage and was towed from the scene. Ellars was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: James Knapp, of Washington C.H., reported he was northbound on S.R. 38 approaching S.R. 734, when another vehicle pulled out of S.R. 734 into his lane of travel. Knapp steered to the right to avoid striking the other vehicle, traveling off the right side of the roadway where he struck a sign post. The other vehicle continued on and the operator is unknown.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Kareema Samadi, of Cincinnati, was southbound on I-71 traveling in the middle lane, when she passed another vehicle, driven by Phyllis Arbogast, of Wilmington, that was in the right lane. Samadi then lost control of the vehicle on the wet roadway, spinning out, crossing Arbogast’s lane and onto the shoulder and then returning to the right lane where she struck Arbogast’s vehicle in the right side. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and were driven from the scene. Samadi was cited for failure to control.

CRIMINAL TRESPASS/CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Lee Gordon, of Washington C.H., reported over the last two days someone broke out several windows on a residence he owns.

BURGLARY/THEFT/CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Cary Mann, of Washington C.H., reported someone forced entry into his residence over the past two days, removed property and caused damage to the residence.

FEB. 8

TRAFFIC CRASH: Jeffery Lanman, Sabina, was southbound on U.S. 62 attempting to negotiate a right hand curve on the north edge of Staunton, when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle spun out, entered the right ditch and struck a DP&L utility pole, breaking it off. Due to low hanging wires, the roadway was closed for several hours while DP&L made repairs. Lanman’s vehicle sustained functional damage and had to be towed out of the ditch, but was able to drive away. Lanman was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Maniyan Padmanilayman, of Mason, was southbound on I-71, when a semi-tractor trailer merged into his lane striking his vehicle, causing damage to the left side. The semi continued on, and Padmanilayman was unable to provide any further description of the semi. Padmanilayman’s vehicle sustained moderate damage.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Gary Fredrick, of Beach City, was attempting to drive his semi-tractor trailer around an earlier accident on U.S. 62 in Staunton and drove onto Vine Street in Staunton. While attempting to turn back onto US 62, he was unable to negotiate the turn and his trailer struck a sign post and became stuck in a yard. The trailer had to be pulled out by a tow truck. Fredrick was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Tyler Martin, of Westerville, was northbound on S.R. 753 approaching Washington Waterloo Road when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway. He traveled off the right side of the road, into a ditch and across Washington Waterloo Road. The vehicle sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene. Martin was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Matthew Wittaker, Blasdell, N.Y., was northbound on I-71 when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and through the ditch and the right of way fence. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Bryan Pence, North Olmstead, was eastbound on S.R. 435 attempting to make a left turn onto the I-71 north bound on ramp, when he failed to observe an oncoming vehicle driven by Todd Hornick, of Mason. Pence turned into the path of Honrick. Hornick’s vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene. Pence’s vehicle sustained functional damage but was driven from the scene. Pence was cited for failure to yield on a left turn.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Kayla Warfield, of Greenfield, was westbound on the U.S. 35 exit ramp to S.R. 435 when she failed to stop for a semi-tractor trailer, driven by Arnold Merriman, of Harrodsburg, Ky., that was stopped in the roadway. Warfield’s vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene. The semi-trailer sustained minor damage. Warfield was cited for failing to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Peter Nelson, of Dayton, was eastbound on U.S. 35, when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway. He traveled off the left side of the roadway, into the median where he struck two guardrails. Nelson’s vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Kollin Thomas, of West Chester, was southbound on I-71 when he lost control of his vehicle, traveling off the left side of the roadway, where he struck a guardrail. Thomas’ vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene. Thomas was cited for failure to maintain control.

BREAKING AND ENTERING/THEFT: Stacey Johnson, of Washington C.H., reported someone forced entry in to the office building at Summer Tree Apartments in Jeffersonville, and removed property.

FEB. 7

BURGLARY/CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Deputies responded to the residence of Sharon Loveall, of Washington C.H., and found it had been forcibly entered, however nothing was found to be missing.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Jeff Brinker of West Chester was westbound on S.R. 435 near Factory Shops Blvd when Cecilia Baker of Johnstown who was eastbound on SR 435 attempted to turn into the Factory Shops Blvd., and pulled into the path of Brinker and was subsequently struck by Brinker’s vehicle. Following their collision, Brinker’s vehicle traveled off of SR 435 and into Factory Shops Blvd., where his vehicle struck a third vehicle driven by Harleigh Wells of Washington C.H., that was stopped at the traffic light waiting to enter SR 435. Baker was transferred to Grant Medical Center and her passenger to Fayette County Memorial Hospital. All vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.

FIRE: Aaron Bridges, of Bloomingburg, reported an electrical fire in his residence. Bloomingburg, Marion and Paint Twp. fire departments responded and extinguished the fire.

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