On 25 Nov 17 Sgt. Mankins cited Nichol Lachay Smith, 2870 Brownlee Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, for driving under suspension and Ashley Mallett, 111 Deer Valley Drive, Hurricane, WV, for speed, 61 mph in a 50 mph zone on US 50 in Belpre Township.

 On 25 Nov 17 Deputy McKee cited Rachel J. Green, 1804 High Street, Louisville, Ohio, for speed, 72 mph in a 60 mph zone on US 50, Belpre Township.

On 25 Nov 17 Deputy Johnson responded to 22935 County Road 9, New Matamoras, Ohio, to a report of domestic violence.  Deputy Johnson met with Chandra Jones and Raymond Davis who reside at the residence.  Chandra and Raymond reported that her son, Jerry Jones, came to the residence upset with the funeral arrangements for his brother. Jerry began yelling at Raymond and grabbed him by the neck and shoved him.  Chandra heard the disturbance and entered the dining room, witnessing the incident, separating them while Raymond called 911.  Jerry was told to leave the residence multiple times at which time he backhanded his mother, Chandra, striking her in the top lip causing swelling.  Deputy Johnson met with Jerry Jones at his residence, 33779 Big Lick Road, New Matamoras, and spoke with him about the incident.  Jerry stated that he did push Raymond out of his face but did not strike his mother.  Jerry E. Jones, age 38, was placed under arrest and transported to Washington County Jail, charged with 2 counts of domestic violence. Chandra and Raymond both requested a temporary protection order be put in place.

On 27 Nov 17 Deputy Jones and Deputy McKee met with Valerie Betkoski, 130 Kern Drive, Marietta, Ohio, at the Sheriff’s Office.  Valerie reported her husband, William Betkoski, had threatened her and their daughter, Ellen Betkoski.  Valerie explained at approximately 0430 hours Ellen returned home and this caused William to become angry. According to Valerie, William made derogatory comments about their daughter.  Valerie stated that William went into Ellen’s bedroom and began to scream at her.  Valerie reports stepping between her daughter and William with William pushing her out of the way. William then made statements of killing the two, first killing Valerie, stating he would get away with it.  Deputies met with Ellen who provided a statement consistent with what Valerie had reported. Deputies located William and spoke with him about the allegation.  William admitted he was in an argument and had told both Valerie and Ellen he would kill them. William explained he had no intention of going through with the threat and it was only a statement made in the heat of the argument. William Joseph Betkoski, age 50, was placed under arrest for two counts of domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

On 28 Nov 17 Sgt. Mankins cited Kelly Ewart, 442 North Main Street, Malta, Ohio, for speed,  77 mph in a 55 mph zone; Luke Yates, 11910 State Route 60, Lowell, Ohio, no seat belt; James Way, 816 Luke Chute Road, Waterford, Ohio, for speed, 45 mph in a 35 mph zone; Crystal Taylor, 128 Woodrow Street, Marietta, Ohio, speed, 50 mph in a 35 mph zone; and George M. McClary, 206 N. Greiner Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, was cited by Sgt. Mankins for speed, 66 mph in a 55 mph zone, and failure to yield.

The following warrants were received at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

Patrick C. Jackson, 2301 Rockland Avenue, Belpre, Ohio, for failure to appear. Original charge trafficking in drugs.

Brandon M. Harshbarger, 1205 Poplar Street, Belpre, Ohio, for breach of recognizance.

Brennan M. Holshu, 506 Caroline Ave., Williamstown, WV, for probation violation.

The following suspects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 28 Nov 17 and Wednesday 29 Nov 17:

Jennifer Dawn Science, age 44, 1278 Bender Road, Marietta, Ohio, on three warrants for breach of recognizance, theft and operating with expired operator’s license, all misdemeanors. Science was arrested on SR 7 by Trooper Payne of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and processed into the Washington County Jail on 28 Nov 17 at 10:14 pm.

There are currently 27 females and 79 males incarcerated in the Washington County Jail.