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December 15, 2017

12/7/2017 4:07:00 PM
Crime Watch for Dec. 6, 2017
See What's Happening in Your Neighborhood
By Pete Wilson & Phillip Buffington
Telegram Staff

Wellston man cited for Driving Under Suspension in Coalton

According to reports from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, a Wellston man was recently cited for driving under suspension and a license plate light violation following a traffic stop in Coalton. At approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, a Sheriff's deputy was sitting stationary on Broadway Street in Coalton across from the Coalton Detour when he noticed a vehicle with a defective license plate light. After he stopped the vehicle, the deputy asked the driver, Allan Hammond, age 46 of Wellston, for his driver's license, registration and proof of insurance, none of which Hammond was able to provide the officer. After running Hammond's information through LEADS, it was discovered that his driver's license had been suspended. Hammond was cited for driving under suspension and for the license plate light violation.

Coalton woman arrested on warrant after speeding violation

A Coalton woman who was recently pulled over for speeding in the village was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, on Sunday, Nov. 26 at approximately 1:56 p.m., a deputy noticed a vehicle traveling approximately 40 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. Upon pulling the vehicle over, the deputy made contact with the driver, Brittany N. Phillips, age 29 of Coalton, who was found to have an expired driver's license as well as an active warrant for her arrest through the Jackson Police Department. Phillips was issued citations for speeding and having an expired license, and was taken into custody on the active warrant.

Radcliff man and woman arrested in Byer

A man and woman from Radcliff, Ohio were recently taken into custody by deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office after they were found to have active warrants out of Kentucky. According to reports, a deputy was monitoring traffic on Byer-Winters Road in Byer on Saturday, Nov. 25 at approximately 4:50 p.m. when he ran the registration plate of a vehicle and found its registered owner to have a warrant out of Catlettsburg, Kentucky. The vehicle entered a cemetery and the deputy found both occupants, Oscar Eugene Tyrone Leach, age 41, and Amber Eve Samons, age 34, both of Radcliff, standing out of the vehicle. It was soon discovered that both individuals had warrants out of Kentucky. Another deputy soon arrived on the scene to provide backup and to take a look inside of the vehicle, a search which uncovered a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe. Both Leach and Samons were taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility and held until they could be extradited to Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

JPD arrests man wanted for Burglary in Scioto County

At 4:43 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, Jackson Police officers who were at the Walmart store were told by an employee that he suspected a male who was outside the store of possibly stealing some items and that he also appeared to be "messed up." As officers approached the suspect who was in a vehicle parked beside the store, he quickly drove away, accelerating as he drove through the parking lot and exited north onto State Route 93 without stopping. Police followed and the suspect drove at an alleged high rate of speed in the commercial area before turning into 831 E. Main St. and stopping. The suspect was identified as Milford E. Clark II, 38, of 831 E. Main St. Jackson. Police charged him Driving Under Suspension and Speeding, but it was also determined he was wanted on a felony warrant for Burglary from Scioto County. He was turned over to Scioto County authorities soon after his arrest. Police found several new wrist watches and a new flashlight in his vehicle were to conduct a follow-up investigation to determine if these items had been stolen from Walmart.

Traffic stop leads to problems for three local residents

A recent traffic stop for a minor vehicle violation in Jackson turned into greater trouble for three Jackson County residents, according to Jackson Police. Jackson Police officers were on patrol at 8:55 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 on Water Street when they noticed a vehicle being driving with only one working headlight. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was identified as Nicholas B. Barton, 33, of 4815 State Route 776, Jackson. The passengers were identified as Eric D. Vest, 40, of 133 Dickason St.., Jackson, and Amy N. Lund, 33, of 1141 Perkins Road, Chillicothe. It was determined that Barton was driving with a suspended driver's license, but that Lund was the owner of the vehicle. Lund then told officers that Barton was driving her to the hospital because she needed emergency services and when asked by police if they should contact Jackson County EMS, she said yes. She also told police she did not use enough Suboxone and was in a panic. However, her condition seemed to improve and it appeared she did not need medical attention. She then admitted that Barton had instructed her to tell police he was driving her to the hospital to get needed medical services when the group was really on the way to a local apartment complex to buy Methamphetamine. In a search of the vehicle, officers found a substance believed to be Methamphetamine and also some Suboxone. It was not immediately determined who owned the drugs. Lund was charged with Falsification and Wrongful Entrustment Of A Motor Vehicle and Barton was charged with Driving Under Suspension and No Headlights. Vest was arrested on outstanding warrants which had been issued by the Wellston Police Department and he was incarcerated in the Jackson County Correctional Facility. Police also impounded the vehicle.

Woman in parking lot faces Marijuana-related charges

At 2:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, Jackson Police officers were doing a drive-through of the parking lot at the Jackson Walmart store when they spotted a woman sitting inside a car with her head down, who was suspected of being in the act of rolling a Marijuana joint. Officers intervened and immediately detected the strong odor of raw Marijuana from inside the vehicle. The woman was identified as Karen S. Hill, 45, of 3263 Holly Hills Drive, Jackson. She surrendered a Marijuana pipe which had been in her pocket and officers also found rolling papers and Marijuana buds inside the car. Police charged Hill with Possession Of Marijuana and Possession Of Marijuana Paraphernalia.

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