By Carol McIntire
July 26, 2012
Carroll County Sheriff Deputies have apprehended three suspects believed
to be involved in a series of robberies in the county.
Sheriff Dale Williams said Thursday, the three, Marcus J. Jarvis,
Nathaniel M. Gordon and Rick Willis, all of Salineville, were
apprehended earlier in the day at various locations.
Williams said deputies staked out the Carroll Electric Co-op substation
on Cobbler Rd. for six straight nights. "The substation has been broken
into about three times," Williams said. "The last time was a week ago. I
had two deputies stay there for six straight nights and last night (July
25) a van pulled up across the road from the station in a corn field at
about 2:30 a.m. Two men got out, came across the road and scaled the
fence into the substation."
He said when the suspects saw the two deputies, they took off running.
One, he said, jumped into the van and the other took off through the
"As the two were getting away in the van, they hit one of the deputies,
who was not seriously injured," he said.
The suspects traveled to SR 39 when they failed to stop at a "stop"
sign, went across the road and into a field, wrecking the van. Williams
said the two took off on foot. Deputies were not able to locate any of
the suspects at that time. Sheriff Williams said he and deputies
returned to the Mechanicstown area this morning to resume the search.
While talking with residents, they learned one of the suspects had
visited a house at 4:20 a.m. asking for a ride.
Williams said he was stopped on Cobbler Rd. by another man who said the
Washington Twp. garage had been broken into the night before. Williams
said a second suspect was apprehended and then, at about 11 a.m. his
department was notified by an Ohio Department of Transportation mowing
crew a man was walking along the road. Deputies apprehended him as well.
Williams said apprehension of the trio solves several burglaries,
including a weld shop, the substation and township garage as well as the
theft and burning of two pickups belonging to a pipeline company.
The trio was booked into the Carroll County Jail. Williams said charges
will be filed Friday morning.