The Pike County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the injury of a six week old infant that occurred during the early morning hours of July 19, 2009. The incident occured on Red Bridge Road in Western Pike County.
The infant was transported to Children’s Hospital in Columbus for treatment where it is listed in stable condition. Detectives responded to Children’s Hospital where they conferred with Doctors and interviewed family members.
After interviews were conducted, Doctor’s at Children’s determined that the infant’s injuries were consistent with rodent bites and that the injuries occurred over a lengthy period of time. The child suffered serious injuries to the left foot and back as well as numerous bite marks to other parts of the body.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of three individuals.
Todd C. Trent, age 18 of 2209 Red Bridge Rd., Peebles Oh.
Charges as follows:
Child Endangering, Obstructing Official Business and Tampering with Evidence.
Charged as follows:
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All three suspects are currently being housed at the Ross County Jail pending further investigation.
Pike County Sheriff Richard N. Henderson resports that today at approximately 1:00 p.m. Deputies were requested by the United States Marshals Service and the Ohio State Highway Patrol to assist in locating the individual identified as Stephen R. Kirk, age 34, of Columbus, OH. The U.S. Marshals Service had apparently went to a residence in an attempt to arrest Kirk for warrants from Columbus, Ohio for Burglary/Forced entry into a residence and from Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for a parole violation. Upon finding Kirk, it was reported that he had fled on foot in the area.
Sheriff Henderson further reports that at approximately 3:28 p.m. today the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call stating that Kirk was walking on Church St. in Beaver. Sheriff Henderson reports that a nearby Patrol Deputy responded to the area and located Kirk at which point a Deputy responded to the area and located Kirk at which point a confrontation followed resulting in the Deputy discharging his sidearm at Kirk. Kirk was later pronounced deceased at the scene. Pike County Coroner’s Office has ordered an autopsy.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Indentification was called to the scene to conduct the investigation.
Pike County, Ohio - During 2007, more than 14,000 people in passenger vehicles died in crashes while unbelted. About half of these lives could have been saved if they had been wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. As sad as this statistic is, the numbers are even worse at night than during the day, according to new figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Nationwide in 2007, 14,464 passenger vehicle occupants died in highway crashes during evening and night-time hours (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), and fully 63 percent of those killed in crashes (8,319) were not wearing their seat belts. By contrast, during daylight hours, 45 percent (5,917) of those killed were not wearing seat belts.
That’s why Pike County Sheriff’s Office is joining state and local law enforcement agencies and highway safety groups in supporting an aggressive national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign from May 18 through May 31. Police will be ticketing unbelted vehicle occupants around the clock—night and day.
Consistent research has shown that fewer people are buckling up at night, when the risk of a being in a fatal crash is greatest. That’s why the Pike County Sheriff’s Office will be out in force at night as well as during the day to make sure that drivers and passengers take seat belts, and seat belt laws, seriously.
Pike County Sheriff Richard N. Henderson reports that on Thursday May 7, 2009 at 5:00 AM members of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, members of the Waverly Police Department Special Response Team aided by the members of the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at 286 State Route 104. The search warrant is a result of a joint investigation conducted by investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and the Waverly Police Department. Sheriff Henderson reports that the warrant resulted in the seizure of a large amount of cash money and a large amount of crack cocaine. Sheriff Henderson reports that five individuals were arrested.
Deangelo Jackson age 25 of Sullivant Ave. Columbus, Ohio was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking of drugs a felony of the first degree, posession of crack cocaine a felony of the fourth degree and tampering with evidence a felony of the third degree. Jackson’s bond is set at $130,000.
Nathan Maruce Burk age 26 of Rich Street Columbus, Ohio was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs a felony of the first degree, possession of drugs a felony of the first degree and obstructing official business a misdemeanor of the second degree. Burk’s bond is set at $101,000.
Andrea Dawn Smith age 28 of Jasper Road in Piketon, Ohio was arrested and charged with posession of drugs a felony of the first degree and tampering with evidence a felony of the third degree. Smith’s bond is set at $80,000.
Anita Boler of 2nd St. Columbus, Ohio was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine a felony of the first degree and tampering with evidence a felony of the third degree. Boler’s bond is set at $80,000.
Ladonna Hablitzel of SR 104 Lucasville, Ohio was arrested and charged with permitting drug abuse a felony of the fifth degree and endangering children a misdemeanor of the first degree. Hablitzel’s bond is set at $11,500
On Wednesday April 29th, 2009, Sheriff Richard N. Henderson reports that the Pike County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in Pike County at 2361 Buchanan Road. During the search of the residence, prescription medication and illegal narcotics were confiscated. As a result of the investigation into the alleged illegal activity, Leonard Sines, age 45, was arrested and transported to the Ross County Jail. All evidence will be presented to the next term of the Pike County Grand Jury.
The Sheriff’s Office will be seeking forfeiture of all items which were seized from the execution of the search warrant.
Sheriff Richard N. Henderson reports the following activity for his office over the past weekend.
Deputies arrested 3 individuals on Germany Rd. and charged them with Posession of Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Drugs. The three subjects were found to have items that are used to manufacture Methamphetamines. Arrested were:
Gerald Potter (52) of McArthur, OH.
Donald Entler (25) of Waverly, OH
Kevin Wilburn (37) of Waverly, OH
All three were lodged in the Ross County Jail pending court hearings.
Deputies conducted a Warrant Blitz and as a result 13 individuals were arrested on various charges and lodged in the Ross County Jail. Arrested were:
Michael Hawkins (19) of Chillicothe – Indictment on Breaking and Entering and Receiving Stolen Property.
Rebecca White (27) of Waverly – Indictment on Forgery
Edward Linson (28) of Chillicothe – Bench warrant on charges of Arson and Breaking and Entering
Lawrence Hoagland (37) of Waverly, Indictment for non-support of dependents.
William Tomlison (47) of Beaver, Indictment for non-support of dependents.
Bo Michelle Tackett (22) of Beaver, Indictment for Forgery and Receiving stolen property
Gary Greene (43) of Piketon, Indictment for Grand theft
Charlene Alley (36) of Waverly, Indictment for Forgery and Posession of dangerous drugs.
Shannon Wolfe (38) of Bainbridge, Indictment for Breaking and Entering
In addition to the above, three individuals were arrested on warrants out of Ross County and one individual was arrested on a warrant out of Jackson County.
Sheriff Henderson indicated that because of a large backlog of warrants that his office will continue to be aggressive in this matter. Since January 1, 2009 Deputies have served over 100 warrants for arrest. The courts have issued these warrants for the purpose of getting criminals off our streets and holding them accountable for their actions, therefore we will continue to execute all active warrants.
March 11, 2009
The Pike County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a St. Patrick’s Day traffic blitz. Deputies will be on patrol for aggressive driving, impaired driving, speeding, safety belt and child safety restraint usage.
This project is made possible by funding from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Governor’s Highway Safety Office. A grant for high visibility overtime supports our efforts in making Pike County roadways safer to travel.
Sheriff Richard Henderson encourages you to have a designated driver, always wear your seat belt, and never drive impaired.
Sheriff Richard Henderson reports that on Sunday March 1, 2009, deputies were dispatched to the area of 3142 Sunfish Creek Rd. in reference to a missing four (4) year old child. Deputies along with area fire department personnel searched the area and found footprints along the edge of Sunfish Creek. Shortly after, the body of the four year old was found face down in the water about four feet from the edge of the bank. The child was pulled from the water and CPR was started immediately. The child was transported to Pike Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead by PCH personnel.
On Friday, February 27, 2009 Sheriff Richard N. Henderson reports that after extensive investigations, the Pike County Sheriffs Office along with members of the Waverly Police Department and Piketon Police Department executed (6) Six Search Warrants in Pike County. All of the Warrants were excecuted in the morning hours at the following locations:
1. 4206 Germany Rd
2. 2626 Shyville Rd., Apt. 13
3. 2626 Shyville Rd., Apt. 44
4. 945 Schuster Rd.
5. 947 Schuster Rd.
6. 4516 Beaver Pike Rd.
During the search of these residences, prescription medication and illegal narcotics were confiscated. As a result of the investigations into the alleged activitiy, evidence will be presented to the next session of the Pike County Grand Jury.
Sheriff Richard Henderson ext 28
Major Nakoa Spradlin ext 57
Major Tracy Evans ext 65
Major Jeremy Masters ext 68
Sgt. Dan Ritchhart ext 56
Sgt. Tim Dickerson ext 53
Deputy James Burchett ext 61
Deputy Chris Cottrell ext 64
Deputy Bruce Ferrell ext 63
Deputy Cory Hicks ext 59
Deputy Phil Hopper ext 59
Deputy Dave MaCcrae ext 67
Deputy Ray Newman ext 70
Deputy Dave Roosa ext 25
Deputy Hank Steiger ext 60
Deputy Earl Swepston ext 51
Deputy Tara Tackett ext 58
Kelli Sanders ext 27
Bev Ponder ext 26
Lori Ross ext 35