Williamstown man accused of kidnapping
A Williamstown man who allegedly drove his daughter’s 15-year-old friend to a deserted parking lot and made advances toward the girl was among those indicted this week by a Washington County Grand Jury.
Douglas W. Fouts, 40, of 3106 Williamstown Pike, was indicted on a second-degree felony count of kidnapping, a third-degree felony count of abduction, a fourth-degree felony count of gross sexual imposition and a fourth-degree felony count of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
The alleged incident took place on Feb. 26 when the victim called and asked to spend time with Fouts’ daughter at their home in Williamstown, said Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Rings.
“The defendant went to pick her up (in Harmar), but he didn’t go back to Williamstown. The defendant drove instead to Marietta High School. This was 10:30, 11 at night,” said Rings.
Fouts reportedly cleared a spot in the backseat and when the defendant refused to exit the passenger seat, asked to sit beside her there. He reportedly pulled the victim onto his lap and
began kissing her neck before a cell phone call from Fouts’ wife stopped the incident.
“He told the child to tell everyone they’d been at the gas station,” said Rings.
Other indictments included:
Kurtis M. Walters, 20, of 1925 Dupont Road, Parkersburg, was indicted on two fourth-degree felony counts of assault on a peace officer, a first-degree misdemeanor count of assault, a second-degree misdemeanor count of criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor count of resisting arrest and a first-degree misdemeanor count of underage consumption.
After a large fight at the Norwood Tavern March 2, Walters was identified by multiple witnesses as the man
who had choked the bartender, said Rings.
“When officers tried to take him into custody, he tried to head butt them,” he said.
He kicked two officers in the legs and groin multiple times and eventually kicked a window in the police cruiser out of its frame, added Rings.
Kevin P. Antill, 42, of 3485 Warren Chapel Road, Marietta, was indicted on a fourth-degree felony count of theft. Antill was appointed as executor of his father’s will. When his father died, he and his brother equally split the assets, said Washington County Prosecutor Jim Schneider.
However, later Antill reportedly started receiving checks from a class action lawsuit his father won and did not split the $144,000 with his brother, said Schneider.
Bernard T. Delancy, 24, of 3725 Frost Road, Coolville, was indicted on a fifth-degree felony count of receiving stolen property. Delancy was stopped March 1 with a license plate that did not match the vehicle. It was discovered the license plate had been stolen from Delancy’s employer in Belpre, said Schneider.
Michelle L. Thompson, 39, of 117 Dean St., Marietta, was indicted on two fourth-degree felony counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. On Feb. 11, Thompson allegedly wrecked a Jeep on County Road 42, said Schneider.
Thompson refused a breath test but consented to a blood test which showed she had a .23 percent blood alcohol content. Five prior drunk driving offenses elevated this offense to a felony, said Schneider.
Nathan Goff, 29, of 7641 Pike St. Lot 20, Mineral Wells, was indicted on a fourth-degree felony count of theft. Goff allegedly stole money from his former place of employment, the Rent-2-Own store on Pike Street in Marietta, said Schneider.
“Between March 1 and Nov. 21, he helped himself to cash from the business. All told he stole about $11,000,” said Schneider.
Gregory J. Marks, 44, of 3511 Elm St., Parkersburg, was indicted on a fourth-degree misdemeanor count of criminal trespass and a first-degree misdemeanor count of theft.
On Feb. 25, Marks reportedly returned to a residence where he had been staying to remove belongings. However, Marks did not have permission to be there and supposedly took some items that did not belong to him, said Rings.
William Gonzalez, 48, of 200 Pennock Drive Lot 60, Beverly, was indicted on one third-degree felony count and two fourth-degree felony counts of drug trafficking. Gonzalez reportedly sold oxycodone pills to an undercover auxiliary Belpre Police officer three times, said Schneider. On one occasion, a teenager was present during the exchange, elevating the charge.
Michael E. Packard, 46, of 811 Walnut St., Belpre, was indicted on a third-degree felony count of illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs. During the Feb. 8 execution of a search warrant at his home, officers reportedly found chemicals used to make meth and an active meth lab in a bedroom closet, said Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Jared Erb.
Jon Lee Barker Jr., 23, last known address 126 Walker St., Marietta, was indicted on a fifth-degree felony count of domestic violence, a fifth-degree felony count of breaking and entering and a fourth-degree felony count of theft. On Feb. 3, Barker is accused of assaulting his pregnant live-in girlfriend in Marietta, said Schneider.
Five days later, around $8,000 worth of scrap items were stolen from a construction site in Marietta. Barker was reportedly found soon after trying to sell the items at a local scrap yard, said Schneider.
Geneva K. Crayton, 41, of 4880 Marseilles St., Detroit, Mich. was indicted on a second-degree felony count of drug possession. Crayton was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for speeding on I-77 on May 30, said Schneider.
“She had in her possession 208 tablets that were oxycodone, more than five times the bulk amount,” Schneider alleged.
John Bishop, 37, of 5020 State Route 60, Marietta, was indicted on a fourth-degree felony count of theft. Between December and January, Bishop allegedly racked up more than $7,500 in charges on a credit card belonging to an acquaintance who had died in December, said Rings.
Willie B. Moore, 50, of 815 Fifth St., Marietta, was indicted on a third-degree felony count of domestic violence. Moore reportedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend on Feb. 3, said Rings. Three prior convictions for domestic violence in California elevated the crime to a third-degree felony, he said.
Steven Hupp, 43, of 3881 Laurel Ridge Road, Lowell, was indicted on a second-degree felony count of felonious assault and a fourth-degree felony count of domestic violence. Hupp reportedly caused serious physical harm to his father during an altercation Feb. 25, said Rings.
“He grabbed him and in the course of the struggle, large sections of skin on the victim’s forearms came off,” said Rings.
Brandon L. Gibbs, 21 and homeless, was indicted on a fourth-degree felony count of trespass and a third-degree felony count of violation of a protection order.
Brandon reportedly entered the home of Janet Gibbs on Ridge Street on Jan. 11, despite the fact that Janet had filed a protection order against Brandon four days earlier, said Rings.
Conner L. Brice, 22, of 733 Lynda Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, was indicted on two fifth-degree felony counts of forgery. Brice and Stephen T. Richards, 35, of 1113 Skylark, Denton, Texas, were allegedly using fake coupons they had printed at various area businesses in December.
“They were going to stores and using these fake coupons or vouchers to buy gift cards,” said Rings.
Brice reportedly ran the scam on Dec. 24 and Dec. 27. Richards was reportedly involved in the second scam. When he was caught, he reportedly was in possession of various chemicals used to make meth, said Rings.
Richards was indicted on a single fifth-degree felony count of forgery and a third-degree felony count of illegal assembly of chemicals.
Donna Paredes, 44, of 1308 Williamson Ave. Apt. 1C, New Matamoras, was indicted on two fifth-degree felony counts of possession of drugs. During a Jan. 9 search of her apartment, two controlled substances for which Paredes had no prescription were reportedly found in the home, said Erb.
Jesse J. Bell, 33, of 4220 Welch Road, Little Hocking, was indicted on a fifth-degree felony count of breaking and entering. Bell was reportedly loading items from a Washington County yard into his truck when neighbors of the property owner confronted him. Bell said he had permission to take the items, but the property owner was called and said he did not know Bell, said Erb.
Corey P. Pryor, 20 and currently incarcerated, was indicted on a fourth-degree felony count of safe cracking, a fourth-degree felony count of theft of a dangerous drug, and two third-degree felony counts of burglary. Pryor reportedly broke into his mother’s home at 120 Mitchell Drive, Newport, on Oct. 9 and Feb. 22, said Schneider.
“He tampered with a safe or vault and also took Adderall pills,” he said.
Leilani L. Fortney, 35, of 87 High St., Vincent, was indicted on a fifth-degree felony count of theft and a third-degree felony count of theft. Fortney allegedly stole a credit card from the family she had been staying with in Lawrence Township, said Schneider.
Between July and September, she reportedly racked up $10,000 in credit card debt and unlawfully written checks, he said.
Samantha J. Hardie, 34, of 70 Walnut Drive, Whipple, was indicted on four fourth-degree felony counts of theft. Hardie reportedly took money from an elderly woman for whom she was a caregiver, said Schneider.
Hardie supposedly wrote some checks to herself and used others to pay her bills, he said.
Hardie is also accused of stealing three different types of medication from the woman, said Schneider.
Daniel A. Baxter, 24, of 707 George St., Belpre, was indicted on a fifth-degree felony count of possession of drugs. The Belpre Police found Baxter was in possession of heroin when he was stopped for a traffic violation Dec. 14, said Erb.
Dustin G. Haas, 23, of 36183 Lowell Hill Road, Beverly, and Dakota R. Waite, 22, last known address 200 Pennock Drive, Beverly, were each indicted on a fifth-degree felony count of theft, a fifth-degree felony count of receiving stolen property, and a third-degree felony count of burglary. The pair reportedly entered a garage in Beverly and stole a wallet from a truck parked there, said Erb.
“They successfully used (a credit card) at multiple places,” he said.
Security footage at Walmart showed the two using the stolen card there, added Erb.
Celoria P. Huddleston, 31, of 121 High St., Marietta, was indicted on a fifth-degree felony count of drug possession. Huddleston was a passenger during a vehicle stop on Harmar Street on Nov. 6 and reportedly had methylphenidate-commonly known as Ritalin pills-in her possession, said Erb.
Frederick G. McKitrick, 31, last known address 29465 State Route 7, Marietta, was indicted on a fifth-degree felony count of theft. On Nov. 20, McKitrick reportedly stole seven grader blades from an elderly victim’s property on Fifteen Mile Creek Road, said Schneider.
Bryan L. Eddy, 23, of 127 Franklin St., Marietta, was indicted on a fourth-degree felony count of theft. Eddy reportedly took around $5,000 worth of jewelry from his girlfriend’s grandmother, said Schneider. Eddy had been staying there with the girlfriend for approximately three months with the victim noticed the missing items. Eddy had reportedly sold them at a cash advance business, said Schneider.