A Belpre man was indicted by the Washington County grand jury this week on six counts, including assault and assault.
Sponge “Brian” Fox, 47, of 312 Walnut St., was charged with one count of felony assault, a second-degree felony; one count of assault, a fourth degree felony; one count of disobeying a police order or signal, a third degree felony; one count of criminal trespassing, a fourth degree misdemeanor; one count of theft, a first degree misdemeanor; and one count of obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.
According to reports from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded in January to Briggs Sand & Gravel Inc., Blue Knob Road, Warren Township. A witness reported that subjects may have been stealing from the business as there was a vehicle parked on the property. As the vehicle drove off, it nearly hit the Appellant’s car and the Appellant reported the incident as he continued to follow the vehicle.
A sergeant responded to the area where the subject was last seen, the report noted. As the sergeant approached an intersection, the suspect vehicle approached him. The report says he slowed down, still using his siren and lights, when the suspect vehicle continued to drive towards the patrol vehicle. The suspect vehicle showed no signs of slowing down and as it passed the sergeant, it rammed into the driver’s side patrol vehicle.
The sergeant reportedly began pursuing the subject(s) and observed the vehicle over a hill in a field. Other deputies arrived at the scene and approached the vehicle. A search of the area has begun with deputies locating Ryan O. Nichols, 45, of 1936 Barth Road, Belpre, hiding under leaves in the woods, according to the sheriff’s office. Nichols was arrested and placed in the patrol vehicle. Nichols said he didn’t know about the other subject.
Deputies reportedly inspected the original crime scene at Briggs Sand & Gravel and found the fuel cap removed and diesel fuel spilled on the floor. Deputies obtained the other man’s identity as Terry Brian Fox.
Other indictments include:
¯ Janie D. Wise, 47, of 5999 North Torch Road, Little Hocking, has been charged with one count of aggravated drug possession, a fifth degree felony. She was arrested after being found with methamphetamine in September on Interstate 77 in Marietta.
¯ Jonathan Lewis Williams, aka Lewis Jonothan Blake Williams, aka Lewis Jonathan Blake Williams, aka Lewis J. Blake-Williams, aka Lewis B. Williams, aka Lewis J. Williams, aka Jewis J. Elliott, aka Lewis Blake Wiliams, was charged on one count of aggravated drug possession and one count of possession of a compound related to fentanyl, both fifth degree felonies. He was reportedly found in Ohio 7 in November 2018 with the drugs.
¯ Tiana S. Hickman, 30, of 11540 State Route 339, Vincent, has been charged with one count of aggravated drug possession, a fifth degree felony. She was said to have been at 317 Third St., Waterford, in May 2021 when she was found with methamphetamine. She was charged in a separate case with one count of aggravated drug possession, a fifth-degree felony. She was reportedly found on Ohio 339 in September 2020 with methamphetamine.
¯ Frederick Gale McKitrick, 40, of 550 Ewing Road, Reno, was charged with one count of breaking and entering and one count of theft of a person in a protected classroom, two felonies in the fifth degree. He allegedly stole a catalytic converter from an elderly Newport resident in March.
He was charged in a separate case with one count of breaking and entering, one count of theft and one count of vandalism, all fifth-degree felonies. He allegedly stole a catalytic converter from a truck at Grae Con Process Piping, 300 Commerce Road, Marietta, in February.
¯ James Gilles, 34, Waterford, has been charged with one count of domestic violence, a fourth degree felony. He allegedly harmed a family member in March. He had previously been convicted of domestic assault in November 2012 by the Circuit Court, Warren County, Tennessee.
¯ Cecil W. Slack, 42, of 240 Hillcrest Drive, Apt. 50-year-old Marietta was charged with one count of importuning, two counts of possession of criminal tools and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, all fifth degree felonies. He was arrested in March after allegedly soliciting sexual activity from a 15-year-old girl he believed to be an agent of the Southeast Human Trafficking Task Force. ‘Ohio. The tools of crime he is charged with are a cell phone and condoms he allegedly intended to use, while the drug charges relate to the suspicion of methamphetamine and Xanax.
¯ Brittany Radcliff, 36, of 2202 Lincoln Ave., Parkersburg, was charged with one count of robbery and one count of credit card misuse, both fourth-degree felonies; and one count of misusing credit cards, a misdemeanor in the first degree. She allegedly used two cards belonging to All American Silo to steal $20,489.82 in December 2021.
¯ Two local residents were charged with multiple counts of stealing car parts from Auto Tech and Tire Centre, Marietta, in March.
Linda A. Currey, 32, of 1030 Market St. Apt. 315, Parkersburg, was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies. The property would have been wheels, a muffler and an exhaust pipe.
Joshua A. Danku, 40, of 736 Greene St. Apt. 12-year-old Marietta has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of theft, all fifth-degree felonies. He allegedly broke into the business at 18581 State Route 7, Marietta to steal the parts.
¯ Scott A. Shankland, 52, Marietta, has been charged with one count of domestic violence, a fourth degree felony. He allegedly harmed a family member in April. He had previously been convicted of domestic violence in December 2001 by the Marietta Municipal Court.
¯ Taylor M. Wright, 23, of 106 Ripley Drive Apt. 4, Marietta, was charged with one count of breach of a protective order, a fifth-degree felony. The protective order was allegedly breached in March. Wright had previously been convicted of the same offense in October 2021 in Marietta City Court.
¯ Terrance L. Lindsey, 26, of 300 E. 128th St. House Rear, Cleveland, was charged with one count of having weapons while disabled, a third degree felony and one count of mishandling a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony. He was reportedly found with a loaded handgun in his vehicle while allegedly under the influence of alcohol, an abusive drug or a combination of the two on Interstate 77, Marietta, in April 2021.
¯ Cameron J. Wriston, 22, of 801¢ Front St., Marietta, was charged with one count of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony and one count of petty theft, a misdemeanor first degree. He reportedly broke into a Second Street residence in October 2019 and stole a fishing rod, tackle box and hand grinder.
¯ Helena D. Riggs, 48, of 970 Browns Road, Marietta, was charged with one count of receiving stolen goods and one count of credit card misuse, both fifth-degree felonies. She allegedly stole a Discover card and purchased merchandise from Walmart and Nike.com in October 2021.
¯ Matthew J. Mohr, 31, of 122 Riverview Drive, Marietta, has been charged with one count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of them – OVI, a fourth degree felony. He was arrested after apparently driving a vehicle in October 2021 while under the influence of alcohol. He had previously been convicted three times in the past 10 years – in March 2014 in Marietta City Court, in April 2018 in Wood County Trial Court and in June 2018 in Marietta City Court.
¯ Brian K. Brum, 58, of 710 Front St. Apt. 2, Marietta, has been charged with two counts of driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them – OVI, two felonies in fourth degree. He was arrested after allegedly driving under the influence in March 2019 on Ohio 339 in Waterford. He had been convicted three times in OVI’s last 10 years – August 2009, August 2013 and October 2013, all in Marietta City Court.
Possible prison sentences and maximum fines:
¯ First degree crime: 3 to 11 years; $20,000.
¯ Second degree crime: 2 to 8 years; $15,000.
¯ Third degree felony: 1 to 3 years; $10,000.
¯ Third degree crime involving a sexual act or violence: 1 to 5 years; $10,000.
¯ Fourth degree crime: 6 to 18 months; $5,000.
¯ Fifth degree felony: 6 months to one year; $2,500.
Source: Washington County Court of Common Pleas.