FCSO Incidents


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

FEB. 22

DOMESTIC DISPUTE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA: Keith Downs of Washington C.H. reported he was involved in a verbal dispute with two female juveniles. While investigating the complaint, deputies discovered a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in their possession. The two female juveniles, and Troy A. Shiltz of Washington C.H., were charged in the offense.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Matthew Lockard of Jackson was eastbound on Route 35 near Route 22 when Lockard struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained minor damage.

UNRULY: Deputies assisted a mother with an unruly 16-year-old female. The mother was referred to Juvenile Court.

THEFT: Employees of Nike and Under Armour reported a known female from previous thefts concealed items while in the store. Deputies located the female leaving the lot and after conducting a traffic stop, located stolen items in the vehicle. Melissa Fields of Washington C.H. was arrested in the incident.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Employees of Subway, on State Route 435, reported a former employee damaged a door to the business as he was departing.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE: An employee of Cardinal Lawns, Xenia, observed a subject operating one of the company vehicles at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Allen Road. The driver was not known to Mr. Tackett and when confronted the subject departed at a high rate of speed. Tackett contacted his company and upon checking their vehicles found that one had been stolen. The theft was reported to Xenia Police Department.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Tabitha Morris of Washington C.H. was southbound on Prairie Road when she was distracted in the vehicle and ran off the left side of the roadway, where she struck a mail box post and ditch. The mail box belongs to Ludene Flerchinger of Washington C.H. Morris’ vehicle sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene. Morris was cited for failure to control.

FEB. 21

CIVIL: Kevin Albright of Washington C.H. reported an ongoing dispute with a known person. Albright was advised that the matter was civil in nature. However, the other party was contacted and advised of the complaint and indicated restitution would be made.

DRUG ABUSE: Employees of the Tanger Mall located a small quantity of what appeared to be marijuana on the grounds of the mall. The substance was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Roderick Daniels reported he was traveling southbound on U.S. 62 in Green Township and struck a deer in the roadway.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Raymond Copas reported he was traveling westbound on U.S. 35 in Wayne Township and struck a deer in the roadway.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Christopher Garringer reported he was traveling southbound on S.R. 753 in Union Twp and struck a deer in the roadway.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Terrance Tolbert was traveling westbound on Bloomingburg New Holland Road in Jefferson Twp when he failed to stop for a stop sign, crossed Old 35, struck a ditch and came to rest in a farm field. Tolbert was issued a citation for failing to stop at a stop sign.

ASSIST AGENCY: Deputies from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a traffic stop on I-71 N.

FEB. 20

TRAFFIC CRASH/DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION/FAILURE TO CONTROL/CHILD ENDANGERING/WANTED PERSON/WRONGFUL ENTRUSTMENT: Deputies responded to a reported one vehicle traffic crash on Washington Waterloo Rd. Upon arriving at the scene, the driver and child passenger had departed. Upon investigating the crash scene it was determined that the driver had traveled off the right side of the roadway where the vehicle struck two concrete culverts, sustaining heavy damage. As the result of further investigation it was determined that Carrie Leach, New Holland, was the driver and a 4-year-old female was a passenger. Leach was subsequently located at the Holiday Inn Express, with the female, on Sunday. The child showed obvious signs of injury from the crash and Leach indicated that she had not sought medical treatment for the child. The child was subsequently transported by family members to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital for treatment. Leach was cited for failure to control and no operator’s license. Upon checking her driving status deputies were informed that she had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation. Additionally, Leach’s husband, Clint Leach, was cited for wrongful entrustment for allowing his wife to operate the motor vehicle, knowing that her driver’s license was suspended.

DISORDERLY BY FIGHTING: Sheriff’s deputies responded to Main Street, Jeffersonville, on reports of two male subjects fighting. Upon arrival it was determined that both subjects instigated the other into mutual combat outside the residence following an argument. Both parties wished not to pursue any criminal charges.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Madison Mills United Methodist Church reports someone caused damage to a storm window.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Julia Seddelmeyer of Waverly was traveling east on Bloomingburg New Holland Road. Seddelmeyer failed to yield for a vehicle traveling south on S.R. 41, operated by Kim Ziglar of Connersville, causing a collision. No injuries were reported. Ziglar’s vehicle was towed from the scene. Seddelmeyer was cited for failure to yield.

FEB. 19

THEFT: Christine McCullough, Greensburg, Ind., reported that her purse was removed from her vehicle while it was parked at the Tanger Mall.

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

TRAFFIC CRASH/HIT SKIP: Person unknown was backing from a parking space and struck a parked vehicle. Person unknown departed the scene of the crash.

THEFT: Julie Curneal of Elizabethtown, Ky., reported someone entered her vehicle at the Flying J truck stop and removed items from inside.

FEB. 18

BURGLARY/CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Susan Moore of Washington C.H. reported someone entered her residence causing damage to the rear door. Moore stated nothing missing at time of report.

FEB. 17

THEFT: David Munyon of Washington C.H. reported someone entered a vehicle and removed several firearms.

THEFT: Donald Zimmerman of Jeffersonville reported after misplacing his wallet someone made unapproved transactions on his debit card.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Samuel Roush of Washington C.H. was southbound on Jamison Road when he failed to observe the stop sign at the intersection with US 62. Roush attempted to stop, but slid through the intersection and out into a field. Roush’s vehicle did not sustain any damage and was towed from the field. Roush was cited for failing to yield at a stop sign.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Brandon Lehr of Bloomingburg was westbound on U.S. 22 approaching the Jamison Road intersection when another vehicle entered the intersection from Jamison Road, pulling into the path of Lehr. Lehr’s vehicle subsequently struck the other vehicle, which departed the area. The other vehicle was located a short time later and the driver was identified as James Davis. Davis was cited for failure to yield at an intersection. Lehr’s vehicle sustained functional damage and was towed from the scene.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Aaron Hajduk, of Monroeville, Pa., was southbound on I-71 and was attempting to pass a slower moving semi-tractor trailer, when a large chunk of ice/snow fell from the roof of the trailer striking Hajduk’s vehicle, shattering the windshield. The semi-truck continued on.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Joseph Smith, Washington C.H., was southbound on S.R. 41 near Wildwood Road, when a deer entered his lane of travel and was subsequently struck. The deer was located at the scene. Smith’s vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene.

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY: A female surrendered to the Sheriff’s Office a computer that she had received from another person after learning it had been stolen from Summer Tree Apartments in Jeffersonville. Tina Lyons was charged with receiving stolen property.

BREAKING AND ENTERING/THEFT: Keith Lippert of Washington C.H. reported a storage barn in Jeffersonville had been entered and property was removed.

PROTECTION ORDER SERVICE: Deputies served a Civil Protection Order to a male currently housed in the Fayette County Jail. The male subject acknowledged the conditions of the protection order and denied possession of any firearms.

FEB. 16

TRAFFIC CRASH: Michael Livingston of Greenfield was northbound on S.R. 41 north of Barrett Road, when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow and ice covered roadway, traveled off the right side of the road and struck a fence. Livingston was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Cory Gault of Washington C.H. was northbound on S.R. 38 when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow and ice covered roadway, traveling off the left side of the roadway, through the ditch and striking a fence owned by Richard and Teresa Yenger, of Washington C.H. Gault’s vehicle sustained minor damage.

THEFT: Clint Gillam, of Stanford, Ky., reported when he arrived at Paramount Freight on Garringer-Edgefield Road to pick up a truck that another driver had left there, he found that three batteries were missing from the truck. The truck belongs to 3D Recreations, LLC of North Webster, IN.

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY/THEFT: Steve Baker and Joshua Golden, of Jeffersonville reported upon waking this morning, several electronic items were found to be missing. A suspect was identified as Michael C. Baker, who was subsequently located and interviewed. The items were later located at a residence in Jeffersonville and a female suspect, Tina Lyons, was arrested on the charge of receiving stolen property. Baker was arrested on a warrant for theft.

DRUG ABUSE: During the processing of a prisoner’s medication it was determined that a prescription bottle that had been brought to the jail by family members of the prisoner was found not to contain the medication that was listed on the bottle. The matter remains under investigation.

FEB. 15

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE: Ashley Beatty of Jeffersonville reported her 1997 Ford Escort missing and believed it was in the possession of a known male, of Columbus.

TRAFFIC CRASH: James Hobbs of Bloomingburg was northbound on Greene Road, when he lost control of his vehicle, traveled off the right side of the roadway, where he struck the ditch and the vehicle rolled over. The vehicle sustained functional damage and was towed from the scene. Hobbs was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Kaitlyn Thomas, Grove City, was northbound on U.S. 62 near Dickey Road, when she traveled off the right side of the roadway, over corrected, losing control of the vehicle and subsequently traveled into the right side ditch where the vehicle overturned. The vehicle sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene. Thomas was cited for failure to control.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Scott Bennett of Washington C.H. was northbound on Stafford Road when he lost control of his vehicle on the slush covered roadway, spinned out and entered the ditch on the left side of the roadway where he struck a tree. The vehicle sustained functional damage and was towed from the ditch by a private vehicle and driven from the scene. Bennett was cited for failure to control.

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