FCSO Incidents


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


THEFT: Bradley Beatty of Washington C.H. reported someone removed a weight bench from his property without consent.


THEFT: Rhonda Showalter reported her benefit card had been stolen and activated by unknown persons. She contacted the issuing agency and cancelled the card.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Mary Hunt, Washington C.H. reported she was north bound on U.S. 62 when she failed to observe the vehicle in front of her, driven by Lee Ealy, Washington C.H., who had stopped in a line of traffic. Hunt’s vehicle struck Ealy’s vehicle in the rear. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Hunt was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead. Ealy was cited for driving on a suspended license.

ROBBERY: Michael Gleason, Hague, Va., reported he was participating in a game of chance on the lot of the Flying J truck stop. Gleason reported when he declined to continue the game, one of the subjects produced a knife and took money from him. The suspects then departed.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Deborah Lee, Washington C.H. reported she was west bound on U.S. 22 near Old Chillicothe Road, when a deer entered the roadway and ran into the side of her vehicle. The deer was located at the scene. Lee’s vehicle sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A female reported she was involved in a verbal argument with her husband and was additionally pushed. There were no visible signs of injury.

FOUND PROPERTY: Patricia Trenner, Washington C.H. reported she located a license plate from a vehicle in the roadway.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: Matthew Knecht, Jeffersonville reported a vehicle was stuck in a farm lane. Upon checking the vehicle it was found to have been reported stolen from Greene County. Greene County arranged for the vehicle to be recovered and transported to their facility for processing.

THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE: Michael Southward, Jeffersonville, reported someone stole his wife’s vehicle overnight.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Alexandra Pond of Wilmington was traveling south on I-71 when debris came from another vehicle striking the front of Pond’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Pond’s vehicle sustained minor damage in the crash.


MENACING: Tyler Mathews of Leesburg reported a known female threatened to assault him. Mathews was referred to the city solicitor.

TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: Billie Fleming of Washington C.H. reported a known male persistently calls her place of business. The male was contacted and advised to cease his actions.

THEFT: A manager of BP Travel Center in Jeffersonville reported that an employee was observed on video removing items from the store.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Kenneth Hanscel of Leesburg reported someone caused damage to sod on his property with a four-wheeler.

THEFT BY DECEPTION: Charles Starkey of Washington C.H. reported he received a phone call from a male who requested a wire transfer to cover fees for a large sum of money. Starkey refused to send money and reported the scam to law enforcement.

BURGLARY/THEFT: Jason Taylor of Greenfield reported someone forced entry into his residence and removed a TV and several firearms.

PROTECTION ORDER SERVICE: A protection order was served on Eastern Avenue.

THEFT CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Nancy Rhineburger of Ashville reported someone broke a window out of her vehicle and removed several items from inside while the vehicle was disabled on Route 35.


TRAFFIC CRASH: A vehicle operated by Samantha Whitley, Sabina was north bound on U.S. 62 near Harrison Road, when the vehicle went left of center and traveled off the left side of the roadway where it overturned. The driver was entrapped in the vehicle and was extracted by the responding agencies and transported to a Columbus Hospital. The crash remains under investigation.

NOXALONE USE: Sheriff’s deputies responded to Winkin Willy’s on reports of a possible overdose. Upon arrival deputies administered Noxalone to the victim who was transported to a medical facility for further treatment.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Samantha Whitley, age 18 of Sabina, was traveling north bound on US 62 N. when she failed to maintain control of her motor vehicle, traveled off of the west side of the roadway and struck a ditch which caused her vehicle to flip multiple times. Whitley was transported to Fayette Memorial Hospital from the scene of the crash. Charges are pending.

STOLEN VEHICLE: Keionna Anderson, age 24 of Jeffersonville, reported that someone stole her motor vehicle from her residence.

ASSAULT: David Katzenback, age 39 of Washington C.H., reported that while at his residence that he was assaulted by a known male. Contact was made with the male who denied the allegations. Katzenback was referred to the solicitor.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Dolly Vanmeter, age 56 of Fairborn, reported she was traveling westbound on U.S. 435 when she struck debris in the roadway that caused damage to the vehicle.


LOST PROPERTY: Anthony Payne of Chillicothe reported while exiting his vehicle at Tanger Outlets, his W2 fell out and blew away.

FOUND PROPERTY: A Sheriff’s deputy made contact at Tanger Outlet on an ID that was turned in to lost and found. The item was placed into property for safekeeping.


GAMBLING: Andrey Avramenko of Henderson, Nev., reported several subjects approached him at the Love’s Truck Stop attempting to lure him in to gambling to win $100.

TRAFFIC CRASH/HIT SKIP: An unknown driver was northbound on Snow Hill Road and lost control of the vehicle. The driver went off the right side of the roadway striking a fence then departed the scene of the crash.

TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: A resident of Washington C.H. reported he received a phone call from known subject who threatened him. Prosecution was declined at time of report.


CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Brandon McQuiller of Washington C.H. reported someone caused damage to a tire of his vehicle.

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