Suspect accused of rape
Clintonville man in custody on $25,000 cash bond
Terry L. Werth, 52, Clintonville, was charged on Monday, Sept. 14, with first-degree sexual assault of a child.
According to the criminal complaint, Clintonville Police Officer Dennis Finger interviewed a woman who said Werth sexually assaulted her daughter when she was very young.
The girl accused Werth of raping her when she was 6-7 years old.
She also accused him of using methamphetamine in her presence.
Werth is currently in custody on a $25,000 cash bond.
Criminal damage charge
In a separate criminal complaint filed the same day, Werth was charged with felony criminal damage to property and misdemeanor bail jumping.
At 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, a janitor at Fox Communities Credit Union in Clintonville reported someone smashed the screen of an ATM at the drive-thru.
When he arrived at the scene, Clintonville Police Officer Anthony Arrieta found a large rock and three pieces of a torn $20 bill on the ground next to the ATM.
Security video showed a man bring a rock to the ATM, insert his debit card, begin punching the machine and then smash the screen with the rock.
The debit card belonged to Werth, and police traced the vehicle’s license plate to him.
At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, Arrieta located Werth in the parking lot of Dollar General.
According to the criminal complaint, Werth told Arrieta he went to the ATM to withdraw cash so he could pay his bills, but the ATM only gave him $20.
Werth reportedly said the ATM “was being cocky” and told him he was lucky to get $20.
He allegedly left the credit union, went to Econofoods and took a large rock.
Werth returned with the rock “to intimidate the small man inside the machine,” the complaint says.
The total cost to repair the ATM is estimated at $4,647.