FCSO Incidents

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


THEFT: Rhonda Showalter, Washington C.H., reported a bicycle had been stolen from outside a residence on Peddicord Avenue. Later in the day the bicycle was located at another location by Sheriff’s deputies and returned to Showalter.


SUSPICIOUS PERSONS: Employees of the Sunglass Hut Outlet and Coach Outlet at the Tanger Mall reported suspicious activities involving the use of credit cards. When the subjects were asked to provide identification to make purchases on the credit cards, the subjects declined to do so and cancelled the transactions. No known transactions were made. The subjects were located and identified.

THEFT: Sanjay Malik, of Grove City, reported the rear license plate had been removed from his vehicle while parked at his place of business.

MENACING/TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: Ivan Joseph, Washington C.H., reported he had been receiving numerous voice mail messages that he believed to be threatening in nature from a known person. Joseph was referred to the solicitor if he wished to pursue criminal charges.

THEFT/MISUSE OF CREDIT CARDS: Staci Payton, Washington C.H., reported her daughter’s debit card information had been used to make two unauthorized purchases.

TRAFFIC CRASH/HIT SKIP: Employees of the Fayette County Fairgrounds reported an unknown vehicle struck a utility pole on the fairgrounds causing damage.

THEFT: Employees of Gap Outlet, Tanger Mall, reported two subjects removed merchandise from the store without making payment for the items. The subjects were not located.

OBSTRUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS: Deputies observed a subject who was known to have an outstanding warrant in a vehicle near Eyman Park. Upon attempting to make contact with this subject he fled on foot and was not located.

POSSESSION OF DRUG ABUSE INSTRUMENT/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/ILLEGAL CONVEYANCE OF DRUGS OF ABUSE INTO A DETENTION FACILITY: Deputies responded to a report of a recklessly operated vehicle. The vehicle was located in the village of Bloomingburg and a female standing near the vehicle was contacted and found to be under the influence of a narcotic. Upon searching the vehicle, a syringe and other drug abuse paraphernalia were located. Isabelle Allman, of Washington C.H., was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail. During the intake search of Allman at the jail she was found to be in possession of four Xanax tablets. Allman was additionally charged for Conveyance of Drugs Abuse into a detention facility.


BURGLARY/THEFT: Angela Ross, Greenfield, reported someone forcibly entered her residence and removed property.

THEFT: Employees of Tommy Hilfiger, Tanger Mall, reported three subjects removed merchandise from the store without making payment for the items. The area was checked by the responding deputies but the suspects were not located.

VEHICLE DAMAGE: Nick Cummings, Bloomingburg, reported an employee was mowing the ditch line near his residence when an unknown subject stopped at his residence and reported a stone had been thrown up by the mower causing damage to the windshield of the vehicle. Cummings requested a report, but did not have the name of the person who claimed their vehicle had been damaged.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Deputies responded to a reported domestic incident behind the Bloomingburg Post Office. Upon arriving at the Post Office, a male and female, both of Bloomingburg, were located and found to have been involved in a verbal argument. Both parties denied any threats or physical altercation.


ASSIST CITIZEN: Gretchen Specht, Pickerington, reported she inadvertently locked the keys to her vehicle in the car with her 19-month-old child still in the vehicle. Deputies responded and forcibly entered the vehicle at her request. The child was unharmed and did not need medical assistance.

THEFT: Mark Rhyan, Jeffersonville, reported the Post Office delivered a package to his home and when he returned home, the package was not there.

THEFT: Jenny Riley, Washington C.H., reported money may be missing from an organization she is in charge of and that several checks have been returned as insufficient funds. The matter remains under investigation.

BURGLARY/THEFT: Amy Harper, Washington C.H., reported her residence had been forcibly entered and property removed.


TRAFFIC CRASH: Lois Mason reported she was attempting to make a left turn into a residence on SR 207, when she failed to observe another vehicle heading northbound on SR 207 and turned into its path, and was subsequently struck. The other vehicle driven by George Obannon, of Obetz, sustained functional damage and was towed from the scene. Obannon’s passenger sustained injuries and was transported by Tri-County EMS to Grant Hospital. Mason was cited for failure to yield on a left turn.

UNRULY CHILD/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A female resident in Bloomingburg reported her 16-year-old daughter became unruly and refused directions in the home. When confronted about her behavior she began shoving the complainant. The reportee declined to pursue charges in this incident.

MENACING/TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: Anna Conger, Jeffersonville, reported she has been receiving numerous unwanted and threatening text messages via social media from a known person. The messages were reviewed and Conger was referred to the Village Solicitor if she wished to pursue charges.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Christopher Gray, Jeffersonville, reported he attempted to turn into his driveway at too high of a speed and slid in the gravel, striking the neighbor’s home. The home is owned by Bobbie Richards, Jeffersonville. Gray was cited for reckless operation of a motor vehicle.


THEFT: Aimee Ross, of Washington C.H., reported someone removed her vehicle from her residence. The vehicle was located a short time later and returned to her.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Julia Phillips, of Zanesville, reported she was attempting to back out of a parking space in the gravel parking lot at the Fayette County Fairgrounds when she failed to observe the vehicle parked behind her and struck it. The other vehicle owned by David Baker, of Cardington, sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene. Phillips’ vehicle was not damaged.

THEFT: Natalie Palma, Cincinnati, reported during the Don Scott Antique Show at the Fayette County Fairgrounds that someone removed merchandise from her booth without making payment.

BREAKING AND ENTERING/THEFT: Phantom Fireworks reported someone forcibly entered the business and removed property from a storage trailer.

THEFT: Becky Costilow, of Washington C.H., reported after returning home she observed a house key missing from her residence.

CIVIL: Lori Moore of Bloomingburg reported when known subjects vacated her rental property it had been damaged.

THEFT: Katherine Mahorney of Bloomingburg reported someone removed her son’s bicycle from her residence.

THEFT: Felix Cruz of Kansas City, Kan., reported someone removed the license plates from his vehicle.

BURGLARY/THEFT: Richard Anders, of Washington C.H., reported someone entered his residence and removed money without permission.

CIVIL: A Cincinnati resident reported a known person failed to meet for a child custody exchange.

THEFT: Gusweiler Toyota reported several keys missing from vehicles located on the showroom floor, inside the business.


LOST PROPERTY: Brittany Wilson, of Mt. Sterling, reported her temporary tag missing from her vehicle.

THEFT/CRIMINAL TRESPASS: Matthew Alltop of Bloomingburg reported someone entered onto his property and removed a battery from a vehicle.

PROTECTION ORDER SERVICE: Sheriff’s deputies made contact with a respondent and served the Protection Order pursuant to court order. He was advised of the guidelines and the consequences of any violations.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Melody Darif, of Washington C.H., was traveling north on S.R 41 and hydroplaned due to high winds and heavy rain. Darif traveled off the right side of the roadway, striking a curve marker and coming to rest in a field. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained minor damage in the crash.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTION ORDER: Lillian Howard of Jeffersonville reported a male subject was at her residence and she has an active protection order against. Sheriff’s deputies made contact at the residence locating the male subject. William Howard of Grove City was arrested and charged in the offense.


DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Sheriff’s deputies responded to S.R 729 on a domestic incident. Upon arrival all parties involved were identified and it was determined that no assault or threats of violence had occurred.

BURGLARY/THEFT: Johnny Lute, of Washington C.H., reported someone entered his residence and removed items from inside.

ILLEGAL MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS OR CULTIVATION OF MARIJUANA: Doug Barton, of Sabina, reported finding a marijuana plant growing on property near his home. The plant was confiscated and placed in evidence.

JUVENILE OFFENSES: A Jeffersonville mother reported her 8-year-old daughter was hit by a tennis ball by an 11-year-old neighbor boy. The child was not injured and the mother declined charges. Contact was made with the male juvenile and his guardian and they were advised of the complaint.

VEHICLE DAMAGE: Stephanie McIntosh, Wilmington, stated while sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot of Tanger Mall, an unknown male in a vehicle parked beside her, opened the door striking her vehicle causing damage. The male departed prior to deputy’s arrival.

FIRE: Abdirahman Yusuf, of Minneapolis, Minn., stated he was driving southbound on I-71 near the 65 mm, when smoke began coming out of the vents in the cab. Upon pulling over to the side of the road, the fire subsequently engulfed the vehicle. Jeffersonville Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Rockney Reed, Greenville, reported the tool box on his truck had been forcibly entered, while the vehicle was parked at the Quality Inn, Jeffersonville. Upon checking the tool box he did not find anything missing.


BREAKING AND ENTERING/THEFT: A passerby observed a suspicious subject in the area of a residence in Bloomingburg. Upon checking the area, two firearms where located hidden in the bushes near the residence. Upon checking with the resident he identified the firearms as his and that they had been taken from his detached garage. The firearms were returned to the owner.

CRIMINAL TRESPASS: Employees of Jackpots Skill Games, Washington C.H., reported they had previously advised a male subject not to be on the premises. He returned. Arriving deputies advised him if he returned again charges would be filed.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Beth Burge, Washington C.H., reported she had become involved in a verbal altercation with a known subject which escalated into a physical altercation. Burge declined charges in this matter.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT BY FIGHTING/ASSAULT/THEFT: Deputies responded to a report of a fight between inmates in the jail. Upon reviewing video and interviewing the involved parties, it was determined that commissary items had been stolen from another inmate which resulted in the assault.

THEFT: Employees of the Travel Center of America reported an unknown female removed merchandise from the business several days before and had just been noticed on their video surveillance system.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Deputies responded to a report of a hit-skip traffic crash at the Creamer Cemetery, Jeffersonville. It was determined that an unknown vehicle was southbound on S.R. 41 and ran off the roadway at Creamer Road, striking the chain-link fence around the cemetery and departed.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Kristina Duncan, Washington C.H., reported someone scratched the hood of her vehicle while it was parked outside her residence.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A complaint was received of a domestic incident on Colonial Dr., Jeffersonville. Upon completion of the investigation it was determined that an assault had occurred. Alan Creamer, of Jeffersonville, was arrested in the incident.

ASSAULT: Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Miami Trace Road on an assault complaint. Both parties had conflicting stories and no signs of an assault were visible on either party. Both parties were referred to the solicitor.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident on Jamison Road. Upon arriving in the area all the parties had departed. One of the parties was later located. Parties denied any physical assault and attempts to contact the female by telephone were unsuccessful.

THEFT: Rock Dunaway, Washington C.H., reported he left his vehicle overnight at J’s Café on the night of June 18-19. Upon returning the vehicle was missing.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Byron Bartholomew, of Washington C.H., reported he was traveling southbound on SR 38 near Yatesville, when two deer entered his lane of travel. He subsequently struck one of the deer and sustained minor damage to his vehicle. The deer was not located and the vehicle was driven from the scene.

TRAFFIC CRASH: Rodney Roberts, Ludowici, Ga., reported he was attempting to make a left turn on the lot of the Travel Centers of America lot, when the trailer of his semi-tractor trailer vehicle crashed into the tractor of another parked truck. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.

BURGLARY: Stacy Burlile, Washington C.H., reported a female forced entry to her residence while she was at home. This female was assisted in entering the residence by another female that was outside. Burlile confronted the suspect in the residence and both suspects fled in a vehicle. The vehicle was subsequently located and the occupants were identified as the suspects. Tisha Dunn and Kristina Hurtt, both of Washington C.H., were arrested and charged with this offense.