Charges filed after alleged assault

DILLONVALE — A sheriff’s deputy had scratches and red marks where he’d been grabbed while trying to subdue a male suspected of domestic violence, Friday.

Joshua Taylor Gamble, 36, 180 township Road 1308, Dillonvale, has been charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.

A family member had called to report a domestic disturbance, and the officer who responded said he arrived in time to hear Gamble tell his wife he “hoped he went to jail” and that, “I’m killing someone, there’s going to be…chalk lines.”

The deputy said when the door swung open, he tried to restrain Gamble and Gamble resisted, pushing and grabbing at him. The deputy said Gamble “was scratching my upper arm and moved his head toward my shoulder with an open mouth, likely attempting to bite me, while making growling noises.”

The deputy said when he talked with the man’s wife, she told him she was on the phone with a family member when Gamble allegedly grabbed at the phone and ripped the cord off. She said they’d argued all night and that he’d shoved her at least once, but she didn’t want to pursue charges.

Caregiver facing assault charge

STEUBENVILLE — A residential caregiver has been charged with elder abuse after an elderly patient told other employees she was being abused.

Sara Fram, 47, 3221 Sunset Boulevard, was charged Friday with assault.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies said a manager at Shaffer Plaza was informed of the allegations and immediately reviewed surveillance footage, after which she filed a report with the sheriff’s department and launched an internal investigation. Deputies also reviewed the footage, which they said “appears to show” the caregiver forcing the older woman into a chair and putting a chokehold on her. Fram denied the allegations and told deputies the older woman had spit on her, scratched her and bit her, though deputies said there was no evidence of that on the video footage they viewed.

Fram is currently on administrative leave and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing June 24 in Steubenville Municipal Court.

Weirton road maintenance planned

WEIRTON — The city’s Public Works Department has announced road maintenance plans for this week.

North 12th Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., today. In addition, South 11th Street will be closed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday. Both projects are dependent on weather.


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