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- Sheriff Tim Bailey

K9 VIKING RECEIVES BODY ARMOR

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Viking will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

K9 Viking joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 2018 with K9 Handler Lieutenant Corey Galyk and is assigned to patrol. Sheriff Bailey wants to thank Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. for making this vest possible for K9 Viking and for the communities continued support in our local law enforcement.

 

MEDICATION TAKE BACK EVENT A SUCCESS

Chief Deputy Aaron Corwin, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, reports that 516 pounds of pills were collected during last Saturday’s Medication Take-Back Day at the OhioHealth Marion Medical Campus. Over two hundred cars came through the drop-off, with a total of 212 participants, including walk-ins.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) promotes these medication take-back days twice a year.  Last October (2018) communities across the country collected over 900,000 pounds of unused medication. According to their 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, six million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs.  The DEA study showed that “a majority of abused drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.” 

Marion County Sheriff deputies, along with MARMET Drug Task Force officers, collected unused medications, then Brad DeCamp, ADAMH Board Executive Director, along with Ohio Health pharmacist Dan Sheridan and pharmacy students from Ohio Northern University, identified and tallied them on site. Some of the controlled substances included 101 doses of Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco), 69 doses of Gabapentin (Neurontin), 65 of Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Roxycodone), and 37 doses of Tramadol (Ultram), with a total of 328 controlled substances doses.

Keeping those drugs out of the wrong hands helps prevent overdoses, addiction, and drug-related crime. These collections also provide a safe, confidential alternative to flushing.  All medicine bottles and boxes are recycled at Marca Industries, with identities protected.

For those who missed the event last Saturday, unused medication can be dropped off anytime at the Marion City Police Department (233 West Center Street), the Marion County Sheriff’s Office  (889 Marion Williamsport Road East), and Walgreens Pharmacy (1321 Delaware Avenue).

Saturday’s event was sponsored by MARMET Drug Task Force, Aqua Ohio, ADAMH Board, OhioHealth, Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention, and DKMM Solid Waste District.

                                              

 

 

THREE ARRESTED IN SOUTHLAND PARKWAY SHOOTING

 

On April 28, 2019 at approximately 10:32PM the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1400-B of Southland Parkway after receiving several reports of shots being fired. The victim, 29 year old Eric Matthews, was found with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Matthews was transported to Marion General and then later to Grant Medical center for treatment.

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies were told by witnesses that just after the shots were fired they observed a male wearing a black hoodie and dark pants running from where the shots came from and in to a nearby apartment on Southland Parkway. Deputies spoke with the occupants of the apartment, 20 year old Reagan Cook and 23 year old Javon Gray, and questioned them about the incident. Due to inconsistencies in their stories, deputies received permission to search the apartment.

While conducting the search, deputies located 23 year old Marshall Talley Jr. hiding in an upstairs bedroom under a pile of clothes. Talley was similarly dressed as the person seen fleeing the scene of the shooting. Additionally, when deputies checked Talley for weapons they located a concealed 9mm handgun in one of his pockets.

Reagan Cook, Javon Gray and Marshall Talley Jr. were all arrested out of this incident. This case will be forwarded to the Marion County Prosecutor for formal criminal charges.

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 ARRESTEE INFORMATION

 

 

Reagan Cook (20 years old)                                                                     

1440 Southland Parkway

Marion, Oh 43302

Arrested for Felony Obstructing Justice

 
 

 

Javon Gray (23 years old)

1140 Southland Parkway

Marion, Oh 43302

Arrested for Felony Obstructing Justice & Complicity to Attempted Murder

 

 

Marshall Talley Jr. (23 years old)

1179 Bermuda Drive

Marion, Oh 43302

Arrested for Attempted Murder & Having Weapons While Under Disability

 

 

 

 

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FLEEING FELON CAPTURED

On 04/05/19 at approximately 6pm a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling in the 1500 block of Marion Mt. Gilead Road when the deputy observed a vehicle operating in a reckless manner and then observed other traffic violations and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle then fled as the deputy pursued it with his lights and siren on. The pursuit lasted a short time until the vehicle became stuck in a ditch on US 23 North at Marion Williamsport Rd. The driver then fled the vehicle on foot, Sheriff Bailey and additional deputies who responded to the area to assist the deputy apprehended the driver who fled on foot. The passenger remained in the vehicle and was questioned and released.

The driver, identified as 31 year old Justin Wesley Davis with a last known address of 1279 Carbone Drive Columbus, Ohio was suspected of ingesting methamphetamine and other illegal narcotics and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Davis will be incarcerated at the Multi County Correctional Center following his treatment. The driver of the vehicle had thrown a revolver from the vehicle during the pursuit and K9 Viking and her handler located the firearm and secured it. Davis was also found to have three felony warrants for Grand Theft from Dublin, Receiving Stolen Property from Westerville, and Larceny from Franklin County. Davis will face additional charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Improper Handling of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle, Having Weapons While Under Disability, Failure to Comply with the Order or Signal of a Police Officer, two counts of Tampering with Evidence, Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments, and several traffic violations as a result of the pursuit.

Chief Deputy Aaron Corwin stated “Our deputies patrol our community every day in an effort to keep our residents and visitors safe. This individual already has three outstanding arrest warrants from three different jurisdictions for felony offenses. Observing this individual and then apprehending him was great work by our team and prevents him from committing further crimes in our community.”

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Viking to Get Donation of Body Armor

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Viking will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Viking’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,300 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

 

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