The Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released additional information regarding two wrecks which occurred late Sunday afternoon, November 11, on State Route 32 near Jackson. The first of a two-part wreck involved a single motorcycle and occurred at 5:35 p.m. on State Route 32 near the Kessinger Road intersection. According to the patrol, a westbound motorcycle driven by 44-year-old Robert E. Gilliland of Caves Road, Jackson, drove off the right side of the highway and struck an embankment with Gilliland being ejected. Gilliland sustained incapacitating injuries and was taken by a Jackson County EMS ambulance to Holzer Medical Center-Jackson. The second crash occurred after several motorists had stopped at the scene to assist as a vehicle struck a parked vehicle. No further details were available on that crash.
Domestic incident leads to two charges
A Jackson area man was charged with Domestic Violence and Disorderly Conduct after an incident involving his live-in girlfriend which occurred Monday evening, November 12. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Tiffany Copley of 114 1/2 McKitterick Avenue, Jackson, alleged 26-year-old Matthew W. Harrison, also of 114 1/2 McKitterick Avenue, Jackson, had assaulted her. She had visible injuries on her lip and next to her eye. After Harrison was taken into custody, deputies alleged he was very uncooperative and that he beat his head on the window of the cruiser and also was resistant after arriving at the Jackson County Correctional Facility.
Vehicle strikes parked auto in driveway
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office investigated a wreck at 4:30 p.m. Thursday November 15, when a vehicle struck a parked vehicle in a driveway on Fairgreens Road near Jackson. According to the Sheriff's Office, a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Celina Danner of Logan was eastbound on Fairgreens Road and turned quickly into a driveway at 93 Fairgreens Road to beat oncoming traffic and struck the rear of a parked vehicle owned by Melina Brown of 93 Fairgreens Road, Jackson. Damages were minor to both vehicles, but a passenger in the Danner vehicle, 37-year-old Stephen D. Gregory of 403 South Illinois Avenue, Wellston, sustained a possible injury and was taken by Danner to receive medical treatment.
Ex-employee charged with theft of cash
A Wellston woman faces a Theft charge after she allegedly stole money from her former employer, a Jackson restaurant. Jackson Police were called at 5:11 p.m. Thursday, November 15, to the Los Amigos Restaurant at 181 East Main Street, where the restaurant owner claimed a former employee had just stolen cash from the cash register. The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Stephanie Dixon of 249 West 13th Street, Apartment 38, Wellston. The owner said Dixon had been fired, but had returned, she claimed, to pick up a photo. However, it was alleged she had taken an estimated $150 from the cash register before leaving the restaurant. Jackson Police immediately contacted the Wellston Police Department and a Wellston officer was waiting near Dixon's apartment when she returned minutes later.
Dixon was taken into custody and denied taking any money when questioned by a Jackson Police officer. She had only $39 in her possession. However, police received permission to search the vehicle Dixon had been driving from the owner, who was her grandmother. Officers found $146 in the side door of the vehicle and deduced she had left the stolen money there when spotting the Wellston Police officer outside her apartment.
Driver who left wreck scene charged
A Jackson man faces three charges after he allegedly wrecked his sports utility vehicle early Thursday morning, November 15, then left the scene and initially lied to investigating police officers. At 1:12 a.m., the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol advised Jackson Police of a crashed sports utility vehicle parked on Coffman Street, near the Chillicothe Street intersection. Jackson Police officers arriving at the scene noted the vehicle had incurred damage to both tires and rims on its passenger side and was registered to 40-year-old Ronnie E. Johnson, Jr. of 38 South High Street, Jackson. Moments later, Johnson came out of a house on Coffman Street and told police the vehicle was his, but that he didn't know how the damage had occurred. A short time later, another Jackson Police officer located a likely crash scene nearby at 11510 Chillicothe Pike where was significant damage in the front yard where it appeared a vehicle had run over the curb. Upon questioning Johnson later, police say he admitted he had been driving his vehicle when it struck a curb and drove into a yard on Chillicothe Pike. He then was able to drive the damaged vehicle to the Coffman Street location. Police charged Johnson with Obstructing Official Business, Leaving The Scene Of An Accident and Failure To Control.