Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman announced that a two day “Multi-Agency Warrant Operation” was conducted on Thursday and Friday, December 16 & 17, 2021.
The law enforcement agencies/units that participated in this countywide operation were; Scioto County Adult Probation, Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, Portsmouth Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Investigative Unit, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, and Portsmouth Fire Departments Tactical Medics. S.W.A.T. Teams from the Portsmouth Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were on stand-by, if needed.
The U.S. Marshall Fugitive Task Force was given a target list of individuals with active criminal warrants. The personnel were divided up into teams, supporting the U.S. Marshall Fugitive Task Force. Each team was assigned a specific geographic area within the county to serve the criminal arrest warrants. If ongoing criminal / drug activity was detected during the arrest of the individuals, the investigation was transferred to either a detective or the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force for follow up.
This operation resulted in the arrest of 23 individuals. Any additional cases that resulted from this operation will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury.
The individuals arrested during this operation were
- Michael Douglas Branham
- Tonyia Lynn Caldwell
- Travis Scott Chevalier
- James Loren Dingess 17. Billie R. Stapleton
- Clinton Ernest Driskell 18. Johnathan Westenerg
- Raven Brittany Riley (Dyer) 19. Susan E. Dunsmoor
- Earl R. Evans III 20. Carlos A. Harr
- Alexandra S. Green 21. Dylan M. Maring
- Troy Shane Miller 22. Dallas Harold Milar
- Terry E. Munion 23. Lance Surratt
- Christopher Lee Pennington
- Seth Frank Reese
- Michael Paul Smith
- John Darrell Copas Jr.
- Christina J. Hall
- Jonathon Alvis Harr
Sheriff Thoroughman would like to thank all of the agencies and individuals involved in this
operation for their assistance.