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October 16, 2018

10/4/2018 7:00:00 AM
Crime Watch for Oct. 3, 2018
See what's happening in your neighborhood
By Pete Wilson and Phillip Buffington
Telegram Staff

Jackson resident reports loaned vehicle was never returned

According to reports from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, on Thursday, June 21, Melinda Mae Perry, age 23, of 44 Honeysuckle Lane, Jackson, told deputies she and her fiancé Newton Reffitt had allowed Newton's brother to use a vehicle two weeks prior. Daniel Ray Reffitt, age 21, of 325 Oakland Road, Jackson, was allegedly given permission to use the vehicle, but was not able to be reached thereafter and the car was not returned. After the initial report had been made, deputies received a phone call from Newton stating Daniel had allegedly sold the vehicle in question to an unknown individual. However, on Friday, June 22, Jackson County deputies were contacted by deputies with the Vinton County Sheriff's Office stating Daniel had been arrested the previous evening. After speaking with officials with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, it was discovered that the vehicle in question had been recovered from the Zaleski State Forest and impounded after Daniel's arrest. A charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was issued against Daniel through the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

JPD: Man's claimed abduction was a hallucination

At 4:14 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, Jackson Police officers were on patrol when they received the report from a truck driver at the Bryan Davis Trucking property on State Street that an unidentified man had jumped into his semi- truck and was claiming he had just escaped after being abducted. The man in distress was identified as Charlies Haddock III, 36, of Columbus, and he repeated his story to officers about being abducted and held where a person told him that others were attempting to poison him. However, he was able to escape and had run away from his captors. Police could not find any evidence to back up Haddock's account and concluded that he had been hallucinating. Haddock admitted having smoked methamphetamine. Police charged him with disorderly conduct by intoxication.

Man charged after allegedly firing shots at parked vehicle

A Jackson man faces several charges after he allegedly fired a shotgun inside Jackson city limits, damaging a parked vehicle in the process. Jackson Police report that as the result of an incident on Friday night, Sept. 21, that Carl E. Sudbrook, 43, of 72 Walnut St., Jackson, has been charged with criminal mischief, using firearms while intoxicated and discharging firearms within the city limits. Summer Coleman of 209 Cambrian St., Jackson, contacted police at 10:13 p.m. after her and her husband returned to their parked minivan on Pearl Street near the Disabled American Veterans building and found a punctured tire, a damaged door and a broken window. After examining the damages and the scene, officers determined that the vehicle had been struck by gunfire from the direction of Sudbrook's residence at 72 Walnut St. Sudbrook admitted he had been drinking, but did not admit to firing the shots which damaged the vehicle. Police described his attitude as "'belligerent." Police interviewed Sudbrook and others, and based on that information and other evidence, determined he had fired the shots which damaged the vehicle. A 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition was found on his property which matched the fragmented bullets found where the vehicle was parked. Sudbrook was arrested and incarcerated in the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

Driver cited after wreck on East Main Street in Oak Hill

Jackson Police officers were on the scene of a two-vehicle crash which occurred in front of 804 East Main St. at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Police report that a car driven by John Chaney, 33, of 494 Knigge Road, Oak Hill, ran into the rear of a sports utility vehicle driven by Susan McGee, 33, of 657 Gieke Ridge Road, Oak Hill. There were no injuries, but the Chaney car incurred disabling damages while the McGee car sustained only minor damages. Chaney was cited with failure to provide assured clear distance ahead.

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