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home : local news : local news July 23, 2017

7/12/2017 4:00:00 PM
Crime Watch for July 12, 2017
Traffic stop in Jackson leads to DUS citation

At 10:39 p.m. Friday, July 7, Jackson Police officers encountered a vehicle with a loud, cracking exhaust and expired license tags, being driven on Bridge Street. A traffic stop was initiated on Bridge Street near Water Street and the driver was identified as Rodney A. Mooney, 60, of Beaver. Officers determined Mooney was driving with a suspended driver's license although he said he was unaware of that fact. He also stated he had borrowed the vehicle from a friend. He was cited for Driving Under Suspension and his vehicle was impounded.

JPD cites driver for DUS, Faulty Exhaust

Jackson Police officers initiated a traffic stop at 10:15 p.m. Friday, July 7, on East South Street after noticing a vehicle was being driven with a faulty exhaust. The driver was identified as Zachary D. Dorst, 19, of 22 W. Wood Ave., Apartment 8, Jackson, and it was determined he was also driving with a suspended driver's license. He was cited for Driving Under Suspension and Faulty Exhaust and his vehicle was impounded.

Man, woman both charged with Intoxication

Jackson Police officers were called to the Main Express store at 279 Chillicothe St. at 6:56 p.m. Saturday, July 8, where two people were reportedly passed out in a parked truck. As officers drove up to the scene, the man and woman inside the truck emerged and one started to pump gasoline. The man was identified as Ronald C. Kight, 53, of 367 U.S. Route 35, Ray, and the woman as Angela A. Aldridge, 46, of 9001 State Route 139, Jackson. Police said they showed signs of impairment and that both admitted to using Heroin just before police arrived. A gold bar which was inside the truck was confiscated, pending police determining its ownership. Kight and Aldridge were each charged with Disorderly Conduct By Intoxication and were temporarily held in custody at the Jackson Police Station. Also the truck was impounded.

Grandson charged after taking grandfather's car

A young Jackson area man faces a charge after he allegedly took and drove his grandfather's car without permission during the night of Friday and Saturday, July 7-8. Paul B. Hughes of 103 Lewis St., Jackson, reported to police at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, July 8 that sometime during the nighttime hours his grandson, Devon M. Arledge, 25, of 2814 Bert Herrold Road, Jackson, had taken his car keys and his car without his permission and driven away. Arledge had admitted to his mother he had taken the car. Arledge was apprehended a short time later on a back road in Adams County by the Adams County Sheriff's Office. Arledge was cited with a misdemeanor-level charge of Unauthorized Use Of A Motor Vehicle.

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Man charged with Theft, Misuse Of Credit Card

A Jackson man faces two charges after he allegedly stole items for his mother and used her gas card without her permission. Jackson Police report that misdemeanor charges of Theft and Misuse Of A Credit Card have been filed against John E. Beatty, Jr., 44, of 144-½ West St., Jackson, based on complaints brought to the attention of police by his mother, Robin L. Howell of 12712 State Route 279, Oak Hill. Howell told police on Friday, June 30, that Beatty, while having possession of her vehicle, had used her gas card without her permission and also had removed six boxes of diapers and one box of baby wipes. When questioned by police, Beatty reportedly admitted to using the gas card and selling the diapers. Since Beatty was on probation from Jackson County Municipal Court, he was given a drug test and police reported he tested positive for Methamphetamine and other drugs. In addition to the other charges, he was arrested on an alleged probation violation and was incarcerated in the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

Deputies charge man with Intoxication

According to Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier, the sheriff's office received a call at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, reporting an intoxicated male in one of the bays at the Rubber Duck Car Wash on State Route 93 just south of Jackson. Deputies identified the suspect as Sammy D. Clark, 59, of Oak Hill, and determined he was "highly intoxicated." Two 40-ounce bottles of beer, one empty and the other half empty, were found on the ground next to him. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct By Intoxication and was held for eight hours at the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

Husband, wife both charged with Domestic Violence

Both husband and wife were charged with Domestic Violence following a recent incident at a Glen Roy residence, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier. Deputies were first called to the Main Express store in Coalton at 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, June 15 regarding an altercation involving a male and a female. There they made contact with John A. Brewer, 28, of 2113 Jisco West Road, Jackson. Brewer stated he had come to Coalton to try to get away from his wife, Tawny Keller, 26, of 55 Center Street, Wellston, who had allegedly attacked him at her Glen Roy home. Deputies noted Brewer was covered with dried blood. After hearing a different account from Keller, deputies elected to charge both persons with Domestic Violence. Brewer was treated by Jackson County EMS at the sheriff's office.

Man charged with Using Weapons While Intoxicated

Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies were advised at 1:24 a.m. Monday, June 12, of a possible shooting incident at the Brady Johnson residence at 13960 State Route 279, Oak Hill. According to Sheriff Tedd Frazier, deputies learned there had been a confrontation between Johnson, 21, and another man, with the other man claiming he had heard gunfire as he was leaving the scene. Johnson stated he had fired a shotgun in the air to scare the other man. Deputies detected a strong odor of alcohol from Johnson and confiscated a 12-gauge shotgun and five shells. Johnson was charged with Using Weapons While Intoxicated and was taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

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