FCSO Incidents

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


CIVIL: Pansy Troute of Washington C.H. reported a land contract with known subject and after non-payment for several months the subjects vacated the residence. Troute stated that the residence was left dirty and damage was caused to the interior.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: While on patrol deputies made contact with Michael Therrien, age 24 of Washington C.H., and it was determined he was intoxicated. Therrien was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Deputies received calls from Sarah Thomas, age 33, requesting assistance. Upon arrival it was determined Thomas was impaired to the point that she was unable to take care of herself. Thomas was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Deputies responded to a reported domestic dispute on Joanne Drive. Upon arriving at the scene the male subject stated that there were no threats or physical altercation and that his wife had already departed. Several attempts were made to contact the female. Her welfare was confirmed by a third party.

THEFT: Employees of Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Tanger Mall reported two females removed merchandise from the store without making payment. Two females matching the description given were located and a search of their property did not produce any stolen merchandise.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Jillian Heyl, of Cincinnati, reported she was southbound on I-71 near the 76 mm when a tire came off another vehicle and entered her lane of travel. Heyl’s vehicle struck the tire and sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene.


DOGS AT LARGE: Charles West of Washington C.H. reported while riding his bicycle on Leslie Trace a dog ran into the roadway striking his bicycle causing him to crash.

RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE: The dispatch center received a delayed hit on a vehicle that was reported stolen from Madison County. Earlier in the day the vehicle had been located abandoned at the scene of a one-vehicle crash and had been towed. Madison County Sheriff’s Office was informed that the vehicle had been located.

VEHICLE DAMAGE: Jason Wunderlin, of Washington C.H., reported as he was attempting to launch a boat into Deer Creek Lake his truck rolled into the lake and sank. The vehicle was towed from the lake.

ROBBERY/BURGLARY: Christopher Hardy, Jeffersonville, reported three known subjects forcibly entered his residence at gunpoint and removed property. Warrants were issued and all three suspects, Vercie Lark, of Dayton, Joshua Stump, of New Holland and Meesha Pettiford, of Washington C.H., were later located and arrested on these charges.

TRAFFIC CRASH: A vehicle that was traveling northbound in the 11000 block of Reid Road traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. The vehicle left the scene of the crash.


THEFT: Old Navy reported three unknown females entered the business and departed with merchandise without making payment.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Aaron Hidy of Mt. Sterling was traveling eastbound on Old Route 35 near Inskeep Road when Hidy struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained minor damage.


THEFT: Edward Smail of Stanfield, Ariz., reported he was scammed at the I-71 rest area for cash on a Game of Chance.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Deputies were dispatched to the 6000 block of Burnett Perrill Road on a domestic incident. Upon the completion of the investigation it was determined that no violence or threats of violence had occurred.

THEFT: Betty Lingruen of Washington C.H. reported a known female was at her residence and removed cash from her purse without consent.

TRAFFIC CRASH /OVI: Deputies responded to a report of a one vehicle crash on SR 38 near Greene Road. Upon arriving at the scene it was determined that the driver had ran off the right side of the roadway and upon returning to the road, over-corrected and again traveled off the left side of the roadway into a field. The driver was subsequently determined to be intoxicated. The driver, Jeremiah Ivy, of Xenia, was arrested on the OVI and failure to control.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault and possible theft in the area of Fent Street and Railroad Street in the Village of Jeffersonville. Upon arrival and investigation, it was found a male subject had assaulted a family member. Timothy Williams of Jeffersonville was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.


CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Milton Scales, Jeffersonville, reported overnight someone damaged his mailbox.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Helena Schneider, Leesburg, was westbound on Rowe Ging Road, and as she was crossing SR 41, she failed to observe a vehicle driven by Amy Paul of Greenfield that was southbound on SR41. Schneider subsequently struck the side of Paul’s vehicle causing her to travel off the right side of the roadway where she struck a utility pole. Both drivers declined treatment by EMS. Paul’s vehicle sustained functional damage and was towed from the scene. Schneider was cited for failure to yield at an intersection.

POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS DRUGS/TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE/ILLEGAL CONVEYANCE OF DRUGS OF ABUSE INTO A DETENTION FACILITY/DRUG ABUSE/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/TRAFFIC OFFENSE: During a traffic stop of a vehicle on South Fayette St. the driver, Vercie Lark of Dayton, was found to be driving on a suspended license. During this stop a K-9 sniff of the vehicle indicated the presence of illegal drugs. During the subsequent search of the vehicle three tablets of prescription medication were found in the possession of Meesha Pettiford, of Washington C.H. Additionally, Ashley Rohrer, of Washington C.H. was found to possess several items of drug paraphernalia. Both females were arrested on these charges. After arrival inside the jail, during the intake search, a plastic bag was observed on Rohrer’s person. When ordered to surrender the bag she attempted to flush the bag down the toilet. The bag was retrieved by the deputy and after further investigation, found to contain an illegal drug. Rohrer was additionally charged with conveyance of an illegal drug into a detention facility and tampering with evidence.

CRIMINAL TRESPASS: Deputies responded to the Martin-Marietta Stone Quarry on SR 41 S. Upon arrival the care taker reported that he had located several subjects on the property of the closed quarry who alleged they were there to swim. The care taker declined charges and the subjects were released.

FIRE: A fire was reported to a garage, belonging to Harold Raypole, on West Street in the Village of Bloomingburg. The garage was fully involved upon the arrival of the Bloomingburg, Marion & Paint Twp Fire Department. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. The garage and contents were a complete lost.

NALOXONE USE: Deputies & EMS responded to an unresponsive female prisoner housed in the Fayette County Jail. Naloxone was administered and the prisoner was revived and transported to the Fayette Memorial Hospital for further evaluation. The matter remains under investigation.

POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS DRUG: During a search of the lobby area of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office a package containing a suspected illegal drug was located hidden in the lobby.

ASSIST ANOTHER AGENCY: The Chillicothe Police Department requested that we attempt to locate a male who had fled their city following a domestic violence incident for which they had filed charges. The male, Raymond Baker, was located in a vehicle on SR 753 and taken into custody. The vehicle was driven by Chelsea Funk of Chillicothe, who was found not to have a valid driver’s license. Funk was additionally cited for this violation.


TRAFFIC CRASH: Brian Mullett, of Orient, was southbound on SR-41 when a deer entered his lane of travel and was struck. The vehicle sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene.

POSSESSION OF DRUG ABUSE INSTRUMENTS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/DRUG ABUSE: Deputies responded to a reported unresponsive person. Upon arriving at the scene William Wilson was found unresponsive and in his immediate area several items of drug abuse material were found. Following his treatment, Wilson was arrested.

THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE: Robert Sherwood, Newark, reported his vehicle was removed from his place of employment without permission.

THEFT: Employees of Sunglass Hut, Tanger Mall, reported two males removed several sets of sunglasses from the business without making payment.


THEFT: Stanley Welsh, Bloomingburg, reported several tarps were removed from McElroy Transport trucks while parked on Robinson Road.

CIVIL INCIDENT: A female reported a known subject left her daughter in the custody of a neighbor and departed the state without informing her. The female later located and collected the child from the neighbor’s residence.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Greg Terry of Crawfordsville, Ind., reported he was exiting northbound I-71 at the SR 41 exit ramp and failed to notice another vehicle ahead of him stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of SR 41. The other vehicle driven by Robert Coppola of Lowellville as well as Terry’s vehicle sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene. Terry was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.


TRAFFIC CRASH: Robert Wead, of Worthington, was northbound on Creamer Rd when he stated he fell asleep and traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a mailbox post. The vehicle came to rest in a corn field. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene. Wead was cited for failure to control.

ASSAULT: Deputies responded to a report of a fight involving numerous persons at the Bottoms Up Bar, Jeffersonville. Upon arriving at the scene it was determined that several subjects were involved in the incident. There were conflicting statements as to who the primary aggressor was.


UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION/ OBSTRUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS: Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Miami Trace Road and SR 753 on reports of a suspicious vehicle. Upon making contact, the passenger in the vehicle appeared to be intoxicated and refused to identify himself. Tyler Drake of Washington C.H. was arrested and charged in the matter.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Monica Broecker of Crescent, Pa., was driving southbound on I-71 and attempted to change lanes. She misjudged how close she was to another vehicle in the next lane. Broecker’s vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by John Adkins, of Circleville. Two passengers of Adkins’ vehicle reported injuries and were transported to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital for treatment by EMS. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and were driven from the scene. Broecker was cited for a passing violation.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Deborah Leonard, of Washington C.H., was southbound on White Road when a deer entered her lane of travel and was struck. Leonard’s vehicle sustained functional damage but was driven from the scene.