Monday, July 15, 2013

The Regional Crime File

From the McArthur Police Department

Oliver Lawson
In the early morning hours of July 10, Officer Hixson conducted a felony traffic stop on a vehicle on South Market Street. Hixson took the driver, Oliver Lawson, 53 of Wellston into custody on active, nationwide arrest warrant from Morgan CountyIndiana on probation violation stemming from burglary and theft charges. Lawson was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail pending an extradition hearing. 

On July 9  at approximately 10:43 p.m., Officer Hixson initiated a traffic stop on East Main street in for a minor traffic violation. Keith White, 45, of McArthur, consented to a search of his vehicle and alleged illegal drug paraphernalia was found. White was cited and released pending a court hearing.


On June 30 at approximately 2:43 a.m., Officer Walker responded to a complaint at 412 E. North St. Walker made contact with resident Wayne Rutter. Rutter shares the residence with his mother, Bobby Jo Fee, 39, of McArthur. Rutter said he returned home and found the front door to the home open and belongings inside the residence disturbed.

While investigating the incident, Walker allegedly discovered multiple items of illegal drug paraphernalia. A felony charge of tampering with drugs and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia has been forwarded to the Vinton County Prosecutor’s office for review. Walker was assisted by deputies from the Vinton County Sheriff's Office.


On June 30 approximately 5:52 a.m., Officer Walker responded a report of a physical altercation at Steele’s Motel on East Main Street. Walker made contact with Curtis Neaves, 43 of McArthur who alleged that Robert Nesser, 65, of Wellston, arrived at the motel and brandished a firearm towards him.


Walker reported that Nesser had fled the scene and was later detained by Wellston Police Department. After further investigation, Walker determined that Neaves had removed the firearm from Nesser’s hands and struck him with it multiple times causing injury. Nesser was transported to an area hospital by emergency medical services for treatment of his injuries.

Neaves and Nesser face charges of felonious assault and the case was forwarded to the Vinton County Prosecutor’s office for review. Walker was assisted by deputies from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Wellston Police Department.
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