PCSD Cuffs Jordan, Merkley, Russell

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Also Rolled On Two Burglary Calls

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is reporting three male arrests, – plus the investigation of another Grand Larceny Auto, two Burglary complaints and eight Domestic Dispute calls.

It was a busy weekend of crime and public service for our law enforcement heroes.

Following is the PCSD Facebook post for Monday, November 20th, 2017.

11/17/17 -11/19/17 Activity:

  • ARREST: Corporal W.O. Seanze, Jr., and members of the Hurricane Police Department, arrested Kenneth Ronald Jordan, on 11/19/17, in Hurricane, on an Ohio Felony Fugitive from Justice Capias.

  • ARREST: Deputy B.J. Hudson arrested Thomas Allen Russell, near the Nitro-area Pilot Station, on 11/18/17, for Attempted Grand Larceny of a Automobile and Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny. Charges are pending on a second suspect.

  • ARREST: Deputy Hunt arrested Zachary Merkley, of Dundalk, Maryland, on 11/18/17, for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of LSD, and Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms.
  • Grand Larceny Auto, Marina Park, Teays Valley. One suspect, under investigation.
  • Burglary, Bowels Ridge Road Red House. Suspect unknown, under investigation.
  • Joyriding complaint, Limeberger Creek Road, Poca. One suspect, under investigation.
  • Larceny Complaint, River Street, Poca. Multiple suspects, under investigation.
  • Destruction of Property, Merlin Court, Red House. Suspect unknown, under investigation.
  • Domestic Dispute, Round Knob Road, Red House. One suspect, warrants obtained, suspect arrested by Hurricane PD.
  • Brandishing, ABF Terminal McJunkin Road, Nitro. One suspect, under investigation.
  • Larceny Complaint, Turnpike Chevrolet, Nitro area. Unknown suspect, under investigation.
  • Burglary, Clymers Creek Road, Hurricane. Suspect unknown, under investigation.
  • Five Vehicle Crashes
  • Seventeen false alarms
  • Six traffic stops
  • Eight Domestic Disputes
  • One hundred four Minor Calls for Service

Anyone with information is asked to telephone the Putnam County Sheriff Department‘s Crime Unit at 304-586-9846 or the Drug Tip Line at 304-586-0263 or or TEXT tips to 304-941-2300.

The National Domestic Violence hotline operates 24/7, 365 days/year: 800-799-SAFE (7233). Please click here to learn more about Domestic Abuse.

Publisher’s note: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

A criminal complaint is a legal document that is usually filled out by a law enforcement officer presenting evidence to a judge or magistrate. The judicial official determines if the officer has provided enough evidence to issue a complaint or a warrant for a suspect arrest. 

Mug shots are provided courtesy of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.