FCSO Incidents

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


BURGLARY/THEFT: Nancy McClish of Washington C.H. reported someone entered her residence and removed items from inside.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Eric Stone of Mason was traveling south on I-71 when a deer entered the roadway into the path of his vehicle. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained moderate damage in the crash.

PUBLIC INDECENCY: An employee at Old Navy Outlet in Jeffersonville reported an unknown male was in the dressing room exposing himself while the door was open.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Bobby Litteral of Washington C.H. reported someone drove through his yard and damaged the sod.

LITTERING: John Persinger of Washington C.H. reported trash was dumped on his property.

THEFT: Kathryn Nichols of Washington C.H. reported the temporary registration was removed from her vehicle.

THEFT: Employee at Tommy Hilfiger Outlets in Jeffersonville reported a male was in the store concealing items. The male was located as he left the store. Wesley Spurlock of Charleston, W. Va., was arrested in the incident.


TRAFFIC CRASH/ HIT SKIP: An unknown person was driving north on S.R. 753 and lost control negotiating a left curve traveling off the right side of the roadway striking the ditch. The driver of the vehicle departed the scene of the crash.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Thomas Vanbibber of Washington C.H. was traveling north on Post Road. Vanbibber failed to negotiate a left curve traveling off the right side of the roadway striking a mailbox. No injuries were reported. Vanbibber was cited for failure to control.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: While Sheriff’s deputies were responding to a crash on SR 753 a vehicle was located in the roadway in the south bound lane of travel. Upon making contact with the driver an odor of alcohol was observed. Cory Hanna of Greenfield was arrested and charged with OVI.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING/CRIMINAL TRESPASS: Tina Newell of Mt Sterling reported after hearing a loud noise outside her residence she located a rose bush someone had damaged.


ASSAULT: Charles Smith of Washington CH reported while in a verbal altercation he was assaulted. The incident was referred to the solicitor for possible charges.

UNRULY/CRIMINAL DAMAGING: An employee with the Ranch of Opportunity reported while on a transport to a medical facility with a female juvenile, the juvenile became angry. The juvenile exited the vehicle and began causing damage to the vehicle. Deputies assisted in securing the juvenile. Additional staff from the Ranch of Opportunity picked up the juvenile. They declined prosecution of the female.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Millard Harmon of Washington C.H. reported a known subject caused damage to his property.


ENDANGERING CHILDREN: Sheriff’s deputies received a complaint of a minor child walking on the roadway. Contact was made with the minor child at which time he was returned to his parents.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Susan Havens of Washington C.H. reported while parked at the Ranch of Opportunity damage was caused to her vehicle.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Casey Karn of New Holland was traveling North on S.R. 753. Karn advised he fell asleep striking the rear of another vehicle also traveling north on S.R. 753. No injuries were reported. Karn was cited for failure to assure clear distance ahead.

ENDANGERING CHILDREN: Sheriff’s deputies responded to Tanger Outlet Mall on reports of a child left unattended in a vehicle. Upon arrival the mother had returned to the vehicle. The mother was counseled and a copy of the report was forwarded to Children Services.

GAMBLING/THEFT: Tricia Shepard of New London reported while resting at the rest area on I-71 someone knocked on her vehicle window advising some people outside would double her money. Once Shepard displayed her money from her purse someone grabbed the money and departed.


BURGLARY/THEFT: Debbie Cox of Washington C.H. reported someone forced entry into her residence and removed items from inside.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Donald Suttles of Washington C.H. reported someone caused damage to a window at his residence.

AGGRAVATED MENACING: Deputies were present at a residence while property was being retrieved from the residence. In the presence of the deputy, Michael Hains made a threatening statement towards William Seitz. Hains was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.

THEFT: Valerie Hofman, Dayton, reported her unlocked vehicle was entered while it was parked at the Tanger Mall and property was removed.

CIVIL: Michael Hains, Washington C.H. reported following his release from the Fayette County Jail he returned home and found several electronic items missing and believed to have been taken by a known female. Hains was advised that this is a civil matter and was referred to small claims court.

POSSIBLE DRUG ABUSE: Paul Grubb, an employee at YUSA reported an unknown substance was found in the facility. The item was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office for disposal.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING/THEFT/CRIMINAL TRESPASS: Joshua Hart, of Hillsboro reported several semi-trucks were entered while parked at Parrish Towing and property was removed.