Athens County Sheriff’s Office:

Wednesday, June 26

1:31 a.m., Athens Deputies received a report of criminal damaging to a vehicle as well as threats of violence made. The incident occurred on the roadway on Route 691 and at one point during the incident the suspects were chasing the victim’s vehicle in an attempt to run them off the roadway. This matter is currently under investigation.

11:27 a.m., Guysville Units responded to River Road in Guysville for a reported suspicious vehicle. Deputies found the vehicle in question with foot tracks leading up an abandoned driveway. As deputies approached the residence, they witnessed a subject carrying items from the abandoned residence, as well as a machete. Deputies announced their presence and ordered Bryon Casteel, age 39, of Stewart to the ground. Another subject, Jacob Puckett, age 25, of Guysville was heard running through the woods from the residence. Casteel, having a nationwide warrant for Felony Theft, was transported to OhioHeath O’Bleness Hospital to be medically cleared and later transported to regional jail. Puckett is still at large and is being sought for questioning.

1:06 p.m., Glouster Deputies were dispatched to Fierce Ridge Road in Glouster for a theft report. Deputies arrived and a report was taken.

5:15 p.m., Athens — Deputies went to an Enlow Road residence for an attempt to locate Mark McClelland, age 43, of Athens on an active child support warrant for his arrest. A male matching the description of McClelland looked out the glass storm door, and promptly shut the door. Deputies knocked and verbally identified themselves as law enforcement ordering McClelland to exit the residence repeatedly. McClelland refused to come to the door despite multiple warnings. Deputies resorted to entry of the apartment and took McClelland into custody. McClelland was arrested on warrants for child support and will be charged with Obstructing Official Business.

6:11 p.m., Coolville A Coolville resident contacted the sheriff’s office advising a vehicle and other items had been stolen from his Main Street property. This matter is under investigation.

Ohio University Police:

Wednesday, June 26

10:39 a.m., Academic Research Center — A complainant reported his bicycle taken from the area.

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