Hocking County OH- On Monday November 16, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, assisted by Deputies from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office located several people with active arrest warrants in New Plymouth at a residence on State Route 328.
Detectives had received information that Ronald M. Preece who had a warrant for Failure to Register as a sex offender was at the residence.
After arriving at the residence, detectives and deputies located Preece and several other people with active warrants hiding in the residence.
Located in the residence and arrested were:
-Ronald M. Preece, 41 of Logan: Three (3) Warrants from Hocking County Common Pleas Court for Failure to Register as a sex offender.
-David E. Lunsford, 48 of New Plymouth: Four (4) warrants for Failure to Appear in Hocking County Common Pleas Court. Perry County Municipal Court for Failure to Appear for Driving Under Suspension and Athens County Common Pleas Court for Possession of Heroin.
-Jessica R. Christa, 38 of New Plymouth: Three (3) warrants from Athens County Common Pleas Court for 2 counts of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5 and 1 count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F3.
-Darold D. Thacker, 53 of New Plymouth: One (1) Vinton County warrant for a Probation Violation on an original charge of OVI.
-Jason M. Newsome, 47 of Haydenville: One (1) Warrant from Perry County. Newsome had failed to report for a prison sentence after a Probation Violation for an original charge of Trafficking in Drugs.
-Rebecca L. Moore, 30 of Nelsonville: Moore was arrested and charged with Obstructing Justice. Moore had previously been arrested by the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office for Obstructing Justice on October 23, 2020 when Moore was found hiding Ronald Michael Preece.
Preece, Lunsford and Moore were transported by deputies to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
Christa was turned over to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office, Newsome was turned over to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office and Vinton County took custody of Thacker from the scene.