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10 hrs ago | via Marietta Times
A woman who had a history with Mitchell Ruble gave lengthy testimony in Washington County Common Pleas Court Friday, claiming that Ruble once told her that the Washington County Sheriff's Office would be better off if Lt. Ray "Joe" Clark was dead. Comment?
Wednesday | via Marietta Times
Witnesses described a broken window, a footprint and an attempt to secure a crime scene as two emergency first responders and a former Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy took the stand Wednesday during the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Mitchell Ruble. Opening statements and the first three of what is expected to be about 54 witness testimonies began Wednesday in the courtroom of Washington County Common Pleas Judge Randall Burnworth. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 7 | via Marietta Times
A jury is officially in place for the murder trial of Mitchell Ruble in Washington County Common Pleas Court, with opening statements expected to begin this morning. Like Monday, the majority of men and women called to sit on a jury raised their hands when asked if they knew anything about the 1981 murder case of Washington County Sheriff's Lt. Comment?
Sunday Oct 4 | via Marietta Times
On Friday, agents with the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force and the Washington County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team executed a search warrant at the Red Roof Inn on Pike Street in Marietta. Joseph Cattling, 41, 1004 E. 14th Ave., Columbus, and Meriah Shay Dunn, 25, 50 Harris St., Newport, were both found in a room at the hotel with 10.14 grams of crack cocaine in a cigarette pack; 5.55 grams of marijuana; around $3,400 in cash; and digital scales. Comment?
Thursday Oct 1 | via Marietta Times
Two phone scams are currently being reported by local residents. In the first scam, the caller informs the victim that they have won a sweepstakes-type of contest and are the winners of a luxury vehicle, such as a Mercedes, BMW or Cadillac and a large cash prize. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 22 | via Marietta Times
Two Michigan residents staying at a Marietta hotel were arrested with nearly 20 grams of heroin Friday by officers of the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force. Agents with the Washington County Sheriff's Office task force executed a search warrant at a Marietta hotel in the 700 block of Pike Street Friday after receiving information that Deja Robinson, 20, of 24009 Pheasant Run, Novi, Mich., and Gregory McLaughlin, 21, of 23221 Kenosha St., Oakpark, Mich., had been staying at the hotel and had left drug trafficking materials behind. Comment?
Friday Sep 11 | via Marietta Times
A trial for a Marietta doctor accused of misdemeanor counts of obstruction of official business and falsification was stopped Wednesday, after the judge decided there was not enough evidence to go forward. The case against Roger D. Anderson, 57, of 4450 Barnett Ridge Road, Fleming, has now been dismissed. Comment?
Sep 1, 2015 | via Marietta Times
A Marietta woman who was among several people involved in a March heroin and cocaine drug bust at a Marietta home was sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years of community control in Washington County Common Pleas Court Tuesday morning. Courtney M. Lamp, 28, of 108 Berry Lane, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Ed Lane Tuesday after explaining that at the time, she was in a bad place and with bad people. Comment?
Sep 1, 2015 | via Marietta Times
Five arrests were made Monday and Tuesday in connection to a violent July home invasion following the return of secret indictments by a Washington County Grand Jury. The individuals' names were not released in the original grand jury report until they were located to prevent the possibility of any of the suspects taking off, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Comment?
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