UPDATE: Two of six charged in Washington Co. Jail fight are sentenced

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 2/1/2018, 6:04 P.M.

Two men have been sentenced for their roles in a fight that severely injured another inmate in the Washington County Jail last April.

On Thursday in Washington County Common Pleas Court, Travis Eugene Sparks, 34, of Marietta, was sentenced to four years in prison on a felonious assault charge.

Joey Brooks, 28, of Nelsonville, was sentenced to 2 years in prison on a felonious assault charge.

The other four people charged in this case are still waiting to go on trial.

Wesley Lincoln, 32, of Belpre, are charged with second-degree felonious assault.

Chadwick Smearman, 36, of Beverly, Shad Martin, 39, of Mineral Wells and Aaaron Hess, 38, of Marietta are each charged with second-degree complicity to felonious assault.

The victim, Joseph Schaad, 36, of Marietta, suffered multiple serious injuries and was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says Schaad was serving a three-day sentence for operating a vehicle under the influence at the time of the fight.

Schaad spent one night in the hospital and was released from custody after completing his sentence.


ORIGINAL STORY: 5/2/2017, 5:49 P.M.

A fight inside the Washington County Jail that hospitalized one man on Saturday, leads to new charges against several inmates.

Joey Brooks, 28, of Nelsonville, Wesley Lincoln, 32, of Belpre, and Travis Sparks, 34, of Marietta, are charged with second-degree felonious assault for their alleged role in the fight.

Chadwick Smearman, 36, of Beverly, Shad Martin, 39, of Mineral Wells and Aaaron Hess, 38, of Marietta, are charged with complicity to felonious assault, which is also a second-degree felony.

The victim, Joseph Schaad, 36, of Marietta, suffered multiple serious injuries and was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says Schaad was serving a three-day sentence for operating a vehicle under the influence at the time of the fight. He spent the night in the hospital and was released from custody on Monday after completing his sentence.

Sheriff Larry Mincks says jail surveillance video has been turned over to the Washington County Prosecuting Attorneys Office.



 
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