On 30 Nov 18 Sgt. McGilton viewed images and video located on Matthew Moyers’ cell phone which was downloaded in an unrelated case.  Several images were observed which depicted a black cat and the torture the animal went through at the hands of Moyers. The photographs depicted the location on Oxbow Road as the whereabouts of the animal when this activity occurred.  Moyers had placed duct tape on the cat’s sides and eyes as well as pulling the cat around by its tail. The video showed Moyers throwing the cat across the room on two different occasions.  One video showed the cat struggling to get up and falling over.  Upon meeting with Moyers he stated he was mad at the cat in August and threw it, which broke the cat’s legs.  Matthew Robert Moyers, age 41, 2524 Oxbow Road, Belpre, Ohio, was placed under arrest on three counts of cruelty to a companion animal, one felony and two misdemeanors.  Moyers was transported to the Washington County Jail.

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

Johnathan E. Porter, 200 Brown Street, Belle Valley, OH, failure to appear on a falsification charge.

Joseph Lee Slider, 112 Sunset Avenue, Marietta, OH, failure to appear on a breach of recognizance charge, and failure to appear on an assault charge.

Timothy Logan M Howell, 41 Dunn Lane, New Matamo0ras, OH, failure to appear on a burglary charge.

The following subjects were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 30 Nov 18 and Monday 3 Dec 18:

Matthew Robert Moyers, age 41, 401 Lancaster Street, Apt. 1, Marietta, OH 3 counts cruelty to a companion animal, one felony and two misdemeanors.

Donn Lewis Bookman, age 37, 41 Waugh Street, Newport, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Kevin Lynn Hubbard, age 34, 1308 Williamson Avenue, Apt. 8C, New Matamoras, OH, on a warrant for contempt of court.

David Scott Wiggers, Sr., age 57, 714 Circle Drive, Belpre, OH, on warrants for three counts of driving under suspension and OVI, all misdemeanors.

McKenzie Ann Cowman, age 25, 814 Seneca Drive, Belpre, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Danielle Ann Vanwey, age 35, 701 Virginia Street, Marietta, OH, 2 counts of domestic violence, both misdemeanors.

Johnny Irvin Bussart, age 55, 1276 Milltown Road, Newport, OH, OIV, marked lanes and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

Andrew Bryant Tucker, age 35, 809 Front Street, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Jeffrey Isaiah Cottrell, age 23, 507 Washington Street, Marietta, OH, contempt, failure to appear.

There are currently 18 female inmates and 95 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.