Sheriff Lanny North
Chief Deputy Dave Valkinburg
Monday, July 1
Deputies responded to a Clay Lick Road residence for a domestic violence complaint. After investigation, deputies arrested Ashley M. Arter, 32, Logan, for domestic violence and assault. Arter was transported to the Middleport jail due to lack of bed space at Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
Deputies responded to a Sams Creek Road residence for a 911 call. The caller told dispatchers that the call was a potential overdose, but after investigation, deputies learned that the caller had lied and it was a domestic violence case. Deputies arrested Tommy L. Conn, 31, Laurelville, for domestic violence and assault and transported him to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
Tuesday, July 2
Deputies responded to a burglary complaint at a Laurel Run Road residence. After investigation, deputies arrested Jimmy D. McDonald, 41, Nelsonville, and Sherry L. Papineau, 37, Nelsonville. A large amount of drugs and paraphernalia were also seized at the scene. Both were charged with burglary and held in the Fairfield County Jail.
Wednesday, July 3
Deputies took a private property vehicle crash report for a crash that occurred in June. After investigating the crash, deputies issued citations for driving under suspension and failure to exchange information to Carla K. McNamara, 51, Logan.
Thursday, July 4
Deputies responded to a Walnut Dowler Road residence for an argument and a complaint of trespassing. After investigating, deputies could not determine that trespassing was occurring since deputies could not speak to the property owner. One person at the scene was arrested for a warrant from Perry County. Lisa Schwanke, 39, Hemlock, was arrested and transported to the SEORJ.
Deputies responded to a boating accident that occurred in the Hocking River. The complainant told deputies that they capsized in the fast current and two had managed to get out of the river, but two others had not. The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Good Hope Fire and Hocking County EMS assisted in the search efforts. The other two were located safe. The investigation of the watercraft incident was turned over to ODNR.
Deputies responded to a 911 call of domestic violence at a Maple Street, Laurelville residence. After investigation, deputies arrested Matthew D. Gerber, 23, Lancaster, and charged him with domestic violence, assault, menacing and drug paraphernalia.
Friday, July 5
Deputies were summoned to a Starr Route Road property for a domestic violence complaint. After investigation, deputies arrested Heather L. Blythin, 47, Brunswick, for domestic violence, assault and disorderly conduct.
Deputies responded to a Long Street, Murray City residence for a domestic violence complaint. After investigation, deputies arrested Andrea K. Kupchik, 37, Murray City, and Lacy M. McCarty, 28, Murray City, for domestic violence and assault. Both were transported to the SEORJ.
Saturday, July 6
Deputies responded to a Natchez Lane residence for a complaint of domestic violence. After investigation, deputies arrested John P. McGovern, 22, Bexley, for domestic violence and assault and transported him to the SEORJ.
Sunday, July 7
Deputies responded to a Cox Road residence for a domestic violence complaint. After investigation, deputies arrested Jeffrey M. McKinley, 58, Logan, and charged him with domestic violence, fourth-degree misdemeanor, and aggravated menacing. McKinley was transported to the SEORJ.
EDITOR’S NOTE: While charges have been filed by law enforcement officers against some of the above people, they have not been found guilty of violations. Charges against people may be dismissed or individuals may be found not guilty in court. Unless a person is found guilty, he or she remains not guilty.