[Cop on cop: Teresa Tilton, then a corrections officer at the Washington County Jail.]
News and Sentinel
December 26, 2008
MARIETTA Authorities early Christmas morning charged a former Washington County deputy sheriff with domestic violence, the sheriff said Thursday. Mark Tilton was caught around 1 a.m. in the woods near his home on Ohio 60, Lowell, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said. The department received a 911 hang up call around midnight Christmas Eve from the Tilton home at 12622 State Route 60 where investigators interviewed Teresa Tilton, Tilton's wife, the department said. She said her husband was intoxicated and there was an argument where he punched her in the face, then fled, the department said. Mrs. Tilton had an open and bleeding cut on the bridge of her nose, the department said. Tilton, 40, was caught in the woods by deputies after being tracked by a department search dog, the department said. He was charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest and taken to the Washington County Jail where he was lodged in lieu of bond, the department said. Tilton was a detective with the sheriff's office. He resigned in April in return for the dismissal of domestic violence charges against him and was also acquitted this summer of assaulting a Lowell man after a card game. [LINK]
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...TERESA TILTON FIRST SAID SHE WAS INJURED IN A FALL, BUT THE COUPLE’S CHILDREN SAID THE WOMAN WAS INJURED DAYS EARLIER IN A FIGHT WITH THEIR FATHER... TERESA TILTON LATER ADMITTED SHE HAD BEEN HIT IN THE FACE AND KICKED BY HER HUSBAND...
Detective released from jail
By Brad Bauer, email@example.com
February 20, 2008
[Excerpts] A Washington County sheriff’s detective facing domestic violence charges was released from jail Tuesday during an arraignment in Marietta Municipal Court. Mark Tilton, 39, of Lowell was charged early Monday with assaulting his wife, Teresa Tilton, 38, after an argument at their home. Tilton has pleaded not guilty, and a March 11 pretrial is scheduled... The investigation began after Tilton’s wife was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital late Sunday. Teresa Tilton first said she was injured in a fall, but the couple’s children said the woman was injured days earlier in a fight with their father... “(One of the children) stated the two argued, entered a bedroom and later she heard a loud thump and what sounded like a struggle,” Parks wrote in his report. “At that point the witness entered the bedroom and found Tilton on top of his wife positioned in a fighting manner and pulling the victim’s hair.” Parks said Teresa Tilton later admitted she had been hit in the face and kicked by her husband... [Full article here]
Comment by Doriza on newsite
02-20-08 10:13 PM
I am the Aunt of Teresa Tilton and saw the artical of the abuse. I now hear that the husband has gotten a court order to take the three girls away from Teresa Tilton, there mother. I do not understand why. After all, Mark Tilton has threaten the oldest girl for tell what she knows and on the last call that was made to the Tilton's home, he through the oldest girl to the wall for trying to stop the abuse. What is wrong with the system? One judge put this court order to him to stay away and he (Mark Tilton) went and got another judge to let him take his girls away from there mother, what will happen to the girls. Mark Tilton is an abusive person and he can hurt these girls for what they have told the police. Please protect the children.
LESS THAN THREE DAYS AFTER HE WAS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DETECTIVE MARK TILTON WAS GRANTED CUSTODY OF HIS THREE CHILDREN... MARK TILTON SAID HIS WIFE FABRICATED THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACCUSATION IN ORDER TO PUT HIS CAREER AND LIVELIHOOD IN JEOPARDY...
Deputy refutes charges
Judge grants him custody of young children
By Brad Bauer, firstname.lastname@example.org
February 22, 2008
[Excerpts] Less than three days after he was charged with domestic violence, Washington County sheriff’s Detective Mark Tilton was granted custody of his three children late Wednesday. Tilton, 39, of Lowell, fired back in court late Wednesday, alleging his wife was the aggressor and asking Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge Ed Lane to grant him emergency custody of their children. During an emergency hearing late Wednesday in Lane’s courtroom, attorneys representing Tilton said his wife, Teresa Tilton, 38, is mentally and physically abusive. Mark Tilton said his wife fabricated the domestic violence accusation in order to put his career and livelihood in jeopardy. A conviction could cost him his jobs with the sheriff’s office and the military. Mark Tilton’s attorney, Bill Burton, said there is no merit to the domestic violence charges filed against the officer earlier this week. “There’s zero merit. It absolutely didn’t happen,” Burton said. “In fact, the evidence we presented (in Lane’s court) was overwhelming the other way.” Burton said Teresa Tilton came home drunk Sunday night and fell on a deck outside the couple’s home. He said her 20-year-old daughter from a previous relationship found her there and called police. According to statements filed in the domestic violence case, Teresa Tilton alleged she was hit and kicked by her husband. The incident was allegedly stopped by the 20-year-old stepdaughter. “(One of the children) stated the two argued, entered a bedroom and later she heard a loud thump and what sounded like a struggle,” sheriff’s Deputy Scott Parks wrote in his report. “At that point, the witness entered the bedroom and found Tilton on top of his wife positioned in a fighting manner and pulling the victim’s hair.” Teresa Tilton first told officers she was injured in a fall, but her story changed after the 20-year-old told officers she was injured days earlier. At the conclusion of the Wednesday hearing, Lane granted the detective a temporary civil protection order, custody of the couple’s three children (ages 8, 11 and 14) and rights to the family home. Teresa Tilton was not at the hearing and will have an opportunity to respond to the allegations during a full hearing set for Feb. 28. [Full article here]
POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED PERPETRATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPUTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT CUSTODY CHILDREN
For one, this proves that you DO do follow up... ;) And second, this story means so much to us moms who are trying to tell everyone that this happens all the time (the custody after d.v. stuff). Thank you for this and I'm going to link it on my site.ReplyDelete
This is not the true story...ReplyDelete
i would know i'm the kid so dont look at this like its a real super mom story cuz she did just as much!
"...TERESA TILTON FIRST SAID SHE WAS INJURED IN A FALL, BUT THE COUPLE’S CHILDREN SAID THE WOMAN WAS INJURED DAYS EARLIER IN A FIGHT WITH THEIR FATHER... TERESA TILTON LATER ADMITTED SHE HAD BEEN HIT IN THE FACE AND KICKED BY HER HUSBAND..."ReplyDelete
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 21 SEP 09ReplyDelete
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September 21, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
NEWS RELEASES FOR MONDAY 21 SEP 09
...Mark Joseph Tilton, age 40, 12622 State Route 60, Lowell, for .08 breath OVI, for driving under a suspended license and for reckless operation, all misdemeanors. Tilton was arrested on State Route 60 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 20 Sep 09 at 1:46 am...
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...On 23 Oct 09 Teresa D. Tilton, age 39, 12622 State Route 60, Lowell, reported during an argument over a piece of mail the couple received, her husband threw two dining room chairs out a back door, over their deck and into the backyard. When questioned, Mr. Tilton admitted throwing the chairs in anger and claimed his wife struck him with a chair. Mr. Tilton, who was intoxicated at the time, exhibited no injuries indicative of being struck with a chair. Interviewed the following morning after his arrest for violating his probation, Mr. Tilton declined to pursue charges against his wife and stated she only attempted to strike him with a piece of a broken chair. Sgt. Rhodes and Lt. Wilson could find no additional evidence supporting Mrs. Tilton’s claim of domestic violence...
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Mark Tilton timeline
Feb. 18: Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Tilton, 39, of Lowell, is charged with domestic violence after allegedly assaulting his wife Teresa, 38, at their home.
Feb. 21: Mark Tilton is granted custody of the couple's three children. In a court hearing, he alleges his wife was the aggressor in the altercation, that she had a problem with alcohol and that she fabricated the charge to put his career in jeopardy.
The couple filed for divorce but later reconciled.
An internal affairs investigation had been expanded to include Teresa Tilton, then a corrections officer at the Washington County Jail.
March 21: Andrew Mahoney accuses Mark Tilton of punching him after a poker game in Lowell. Tilton is eventually charged with misdemeanor counts of assault and aggravated menacing. Mahoney faces charges for handling a firearm while intoxicated.
April 1: Tilton resigns from the sheriff's office; the domestic violence charges are dropped.
May 8: Mark Tilton filed a lawsuit against the Washington County Sheriff's Office claiming they refused to return two guns taken during the domestic violence investigation. The property was later returned and the lawsuit dropped.
June 11: Teresa Tilton is arrested for domestic violence after allegedly threatening to hit her daughter with a bottle.
June 27: After a two-day trial in Marietta Municipal Court, Mark Tilton is found not guilty of assault.
Former Washington County Detective, Ex-Wife Face Felony Charges
Updated: Wed 11:17 AM, Feb 19, 2014
A former Washington County detective and his ex-wife are arrested.
They now faces felony charges.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says Mark Tilton and his ex-wife Teresa were arguing Saturday when he threw a measuring cup at her, breaking three of her teeth.
He's denying the claims, saying she hit him.
Because deputies couldn't determine who was at fault, they arrested both Teresa and Mark Tilton for domestic violence.
She now faces felony charges after being convicted of domestic violence involving a similar accident last December.
He's a former detective with the sheriff's office who resigned amid legal trouble.
He was also previously indicted on domestic violence charges.
The video on the page said there was also a 2013 domestic incident.Delete
I wonder why police couldn't figure out to arrest when she has broken out teeth.
Ex-wife accused in knife attackReplyDelete
December 19, 2013
The Marietta Times
A former Washington County corrections officer who allegedly stabbed her ex-husband with a steak knife early Wednesday morning has been charged with felonious assault.
Teresa D. Tilton, 43, of 12622 State Route 60, Lowell, reportedly attacked her ex- husband-former Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Tilton, 44, of the same address-during an argument about the couple's recent divorce.
According to a report from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Teresa retrieved the knife and slashed Mark in the forearms and right palm during the argument, which occurred shortly after 1 a.m.
"He received an injury but didn't require any medical attention," said Washington County Sheriff's Office Capt. Troy Hawkins.
According to an affidavit of facts, "...after Teresa attacked him with the knife, things calmed down in the residence and Mark went to lay down in bed. This is when Teresa attacked him again with what was later discovered to be a makeup container, striking him in the head, causing a bump to swell, and cursing at him."
Teresa's blood alcohol content was measured at .350 percent and she was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital for observation until her blood alcohol levels were low enough to allow her booking into the Washington County Jail.
Fact Box - About the case
Teresa D. Tilton, 43, of 12622 State Route 60, Lowell, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stabbing her ex-husband, Mark Tilton, 44, with a steak knife.
Teresa was charged with a second-degree felony count of felonious assault, which carries a maximum eight-year prison sentence.
Both Mark and Teresa are former employees of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Mark resigned as a deputy and Teresa was terminated as a corrections officer at the jail around the same time in 2008.
Source: Times research.
The incident is the latest in a long string of troubles for the Tiltons, both of whom lost their jobs with the sheriff's office in 2008 amidst various claims of domestic violence.
Domestic violence charges that Teresa levied against Mark in February 2008 were dismissed two months later in exchange for Mark's resignation from the sheriff's office.
Around the same time, Teresa was terminated from her position at the Washington County Jail for what Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks at the time called "a violation of our rules and regulations and code of conduct."
In June 2008, she was charged with domestic violence against her daughter for threatening to hit the then 14-year-old with a champagne bottle.