FCSO Incidents


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

MAY 13

TRAFFIC CRASH: Alma Dillon, Washington C.H., was attempting to make a right hand turn from Bloomingburg-New Holland Road onto state route 41, when she attempted to pass on the right, another vehicle, driven by Stacey Fitzpatrick, of Washington C.H., that was stopped at the stop sign was waiting to make a left hand turn onto state route 41. Dillon’s vehicle struck the right rear or Fitzpatrick’s vehicle causing minor damage to both vehicles. Dillon was cited for failing to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE: Ivan Joseph, of Jeffersonville, reported a known subject had been using his vehicle and was refusing to return it. The suspect was contacted and she returned the vehicle without further incident.

CIVIL INCIDENT: A male and female were to meet at a business on state route 435 to exchange custody of their child. The party with custody of the child did not arrive.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Deputies responded to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital on a report of a domestic violence incident. Upon interviewing a patient at the hospital concerning the allegations, she was unable to provide specific information concerning the apparent injuries noted to her. After interviewing home health officials and her long term caregiver, it was determined these allegations were unfounded.

THEFT: Employees of Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Tanger Mall reported two males removed property from the store. Upon being followed by the store employees, the suspects dropped the merchandise and fled the area. The merchandise was recovered and the suspects departed the area prior to the deputy’s arrival.

THEFT/BREAKING AND ENTERING: Gary Keller, age 73 of Washington C.H., reported someone removed a utility trailer from his property without his permission.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Richard Edwards, 34 of Sabina, reported that while traveling northbound on Pearson Octa Road, he failed to properly negotiate a curve, exited the roadway, and struck a utility pole. Edwards was issued a citation for failure to control.

MAY 12

PROTECTION ORDER SERVICE: Deputies made service of a protection order to a respondent as ordered by the court.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Employees of the Summer Tree Apartments in Jeffersonville reported someone caused damage to a coin-operated washer in the laundry room of the complex.

THEFT: Paul Creager, Washington C.H., reported a known subject brought a bicycle to his residence and tried to sell it to him. Creager declined to purchase the bike because he believed it to be stolen. The suspect claimed to have found the bike at Eyman Park. The bike was collected and secured until the owner can be found.

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY/POSSESSION OF CRIMINAL TOOLS/FLEEING AND ELUDING: Deputies responded to a report of a theft occurring at the Tanger Mall. Upon arriving in the area, the deputy located the vehicle departing the lot. The deputy activated his overhead lights and attempted to stop the vehicle while still on the lot of the mall. The driver did not stop and continued out of the mall onto state route 435 westbound. The vehicle then entered the I-71 northbound on-ramp, when it came to a stop. As the deputy exited his vehicle to make contact with the driver, the vehicle departed at a high rate of speed. A pursuit was initiated traveling northbound on I-71. The suspect vehicle passed other traffic using the emergency lanes. The vehicle then exited onto state route 41 turning southbound, where the pursuit continued for several miles. In the area of Halliday’s curve, the vehicle left the roadway and attempted to drive through several open fields. The vehicle finally stopped in the field and two female occupants were taken into custody. Tyquinta Shanay Jackson and Monai Shavon Wills were both charged with receiving stolen property and possession of criminal tools. Jackson was also charged with failure to comply with the signal of a peace officer. Both were incarcerated in the Fayette County Jail.

MAY 11

TRAFFIC CRASH: William Clawson, of Columbus, was westbound on state route 435 at the I-71 north bound on-ramp intersection when a semi-tractor trailer, driven by Igor Rajkovic, of Chicago, Ill., turned left into Clawson’s lane of travel. Clawson’s vehicle struck the rear duals of the tractor. Clawson’s vehicle sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene. Rajakovic’s vehicle was not damaged.

THEFT: Michael Hovanetz, of Columbus, reported while at the Tanger Mall he was informed by his bank of several unauthorized transactions had been made on his card at Tanger Mall.

POSSESSING DRUG ABUSE INSTRUMENT: Timothie Penwell, of Washington C.H., appeared in Municipal Court on another matter. Upon being sentenced to jail, Penwell surrendered a cigarette pack which was found to contain a hypodermic syringe. Penwell was charged with this offense.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Karen Ryan, Bloomingburg, reported a window on her residence had been broken. Upon checking the damage it was determined that the window was broken from the inside. Ryan stated that she believed a known subject may have caused the damage.

JUVENILE OFFENSES: A report was made on a 14-year-old unruly female. The child was located and Juvenile Probation authorized placement in JDC pending her appearance in court.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Deputies responded to a reported domestic violence incident on Jamison Road. Upon arriving and interviewing both parties, they admitted to a verbal argument and denied any physical altercation or threats of harm. Upon checking the warrant status on both parties, it was found that another agency had a warrant for the male. He was arrested on that outstanding warrant and transported to Clinton County.

MAY 10

BREAKING AND ENTERING/THEFT: Keith Jacobson, of New Holland, reported forced entry into a detached garage at his residence and removed items from inside.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT/POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS DRUG: Sheriff’s deputies responded to Peddicord Avenue near Pearl Street on an intoxicated female wandering circles in the street and falling down. Upon making contact it was determined that the female was intoxicated and she was placed under arrest. During a search, a white pill was located on her person. Penny Draves of Washington C.H. was arrested and charged in the matter.

TAKING THE IDENTITY OF ANOTHER/THEFT/MISUSE OF CREDIT CARD: Daisey Gozy of Jeffersonville reported someone used her personal identity and personal banking information to secure purchases from an out of town department store.

THEFT: Roger Garringer, Jeffersonville, reported property was removed from his farm without permission.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Donald Hall, Greenfield, reported he was attempting to turn left onto York Road from East Monroe Road in Perry Township, when due to vision obstructions in the fence line he was unable to observe a Buckeye Propane truck, driven by Danny Butcher, of Greenfield, approaching the intersection. Hall pulled into the path of the truck and struck it in the front. Hall’s vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene. The propane truck sustained only minor damage and was driven from the scene.


DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Deputies responded to a dispute involving several family members engaged in a verbal argument. None of the parties claimed any threats or physical altercation. All parties were counseled concerning adult behavior and warned of the consequences of continued incidents.

THEFT: Employees of Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Tanger Mall reported a female removed property from the store without making payment and departed the grounds. The area was checked and the subject was not located.

THEFT: Jerry Savage, of Greenfield, reported a known person took checks from his account and forged his name on the checks without his permission.

BREAKING AND ENTERING/THEFT: Braden Fraysier, of Bloomingburg, reported his garage was entered and property was taken without his permission.

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