​WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 15 JUL 19

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On 8 Jul 19 Deputy Hall responded to 4702 Milner Road, Waterford, OH.  An employee of Heritage Co-Op Feed Store reported cash and an Apple IPad were stolen from the business.  During the course of this investigation, shoe impressions were recovered from the scene.  On 12 Jul 19 Detectives interviewed a subject who was seen passing a check which was stolen from Sherlock Oil, State Route 60, Beverly, OH, in a 2 Jul 19 break in at that location.   Robert Wells was interviewed and Detectives observed that the shoes he was wearing matched the pattern of the shoe print at both Heritage Co-Op and Sherlock Oil.   When confronted about the evidence against him, Wells admitted to the break in at both businesses.  Robert Justin Wells, age 37, 3491 E. State Route 60, McConnelsville, OH, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.  Wells was charged with 2 counts of breaking and entering.

On 10 Jul 19 Deputy Zide was patrolling I77 when he observed a traffic violation.  A traffic stop was conducted and Deputy Zide met with the driver, Clinton Greenwood.  Greenwood was found to have an out-of-state suspension from Texas.  Deputy Zide deployed K9 Rita, getting a positive indication on the front passenger door.  A search revealed a multitude of marijuana paraphernalia and open and unopen beer.  Deputy Zide requested Greenwood submitted to field sobriety, in which he performed poorly.  Greenwood admitted to consuming alcohol just prior and using marijuana, (at some point).  Deputy Zide placed Clinton Shane Greenwood, age 51, 2118 Blueberry Pasadena, TX, was placed under arrest for OVI, driving under suspension, and turn and stop signals.  Greenwood was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.  

On 11 Jul 19 Deputy Young responded to 210 Longacre Street, Marietta, Ohio, to a call from Rebecca Hale stating she had been assaulted.   Rebecca stated she had a conversation with Morgan Hale which turned into an argument on the front porch of the home.  Rebecca stated that Morgan pushed her, and began to punch her in the face.  The two then struggled and both fell on a bench, and then separated.  Rebecca stated a short time later as she was in the street out front of the residence and her and Morgan began to argue again, with Morgan coming towards her.  Rebecca stated she kicked at Morgan to keep her away, however Morgan grabbed Rebecca by the hair and punched her in the face.   Rebecca stated she grabbed Morgan by the shirt and tore the shirt, and Morgan then left the area.   Deputy Young made attempts to locate Morgan Hale, with her meeting with Deputy Young later in Beverly.  Morgan admitted to being in an altercation with Rebecca, stating she was in fear of Rebecca and only punched her to defend herself.    Deputy Young placed Morgan McKenzie Hale, age 22, 210 Longacre Street, Marietta, OH, under arrest for domestic violence.  Hale was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

On 12 Jul 19 Deputy Schwendeman was dispatched to Adams Township to a possible domestic incident.  In meeting with all parties this case was determined to be unfounded.

On 13 Jul 19 Deputy Schwendeman responded to Williamson Avenue, New Matamoras, OH, in reference to a juvenile being assaulted by Julie Finch.   Deputy Schwendeman met with the victim and other individuals that witnessed the incident, who were outside playing.   Deputy Schwendeman was advised that while playing the juvenile was struck by another juvenile in which they then called the juvenile a derogatory name.  At this time Finch came after them with a flexible plastic tube and swung it at them, striking them on the left arm and left side of the torso.  Red welts were observed on the juvenile victim in those areas.  Finch denied striking the juvenile, stating the juvenile struck her with the plastic tube.  Julie L. Finch, age 42, 1308 Williamson Avenue, Apt. 8D, New Matamoras, OH, was advised that a summons would be requested for her on a charge of assault.

On 13 Jul 19 Deputy Schwendeman responded to 519 Ingram Road, Newport, Ohio, in reference to Sherry Rhodes reporting a debit card, which belonged to her husband, James Rhodes Sr., was stolen and several unauthorized transactions were made using it.   Sherry stated that her son, James D. Rhodes Jr., went to their residence on the evening of 12 Jul 19 in order to borrow some money, and she believed he may be responsible for this theft.  Through investigation Deputy Schwendeman learned that James Rhodes Jr. had in fact used the stolen debit card at Go Mart.  Deputy Schwendeman met with Rhodes at the Sheriff’s Office.  Rhodes admitted to taking the card when he was at his parent’s home, and making transactions without permission.  Rhodes was advised he was going to be placed under arrest.   Rhodes had in his possession a small orange tube with glass pipe containing crystalline residue, along with a cellophane baggie containing marijuana.  James Dennis Rhodes, Jr., age 43, 425 County House Lane, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest for 2 counts of theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug marijuana.  Rhodes was transport4ed to the Washington County Jail for processing.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 12 Jul 19 and Monday 15 Jul 19:

Travis Eugene Williams, age 22, 1750 Laurel Ridge Road, Lowell, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Robert Justin Wells, age 37, homeless, 2 counts breaking and entering, both felonies.

Brian Keith McKinney, age 33, 408 Gallagher Street, St. Mary’s, WV, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Shawntae Nicole Cline, age 30, Warren Chapel Road, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Uriah Matthew Hill, age 43, homeless, obstructing official business, theft and criminal trespass, all misdemeanors.

Shon Rona Gates, age 48, 46010 Miller Road, Pomeroy, OH, contempt failure to appear and probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Alex Blake Johnson, age 30, 3000 23rd Street, Parkersburg, WV, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of marijuana, possessing drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business, resisting and probation violation, all misdemeanors.

Charles Stanley Fox II, age 48, possessing drug abuse instruments, breach of recognizance, drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

James Dennis Rhodes, age 43, 425 County House Lane, Marietta, OH, 2 counts theft, both felonies, drug paraphernalia and possession of drug marijuana, both misdemeanors.

Ross Lester Phillips III, age 32, 331 Main Street, Lower Salem, OH, domestic violence, disorderly conduct and driving under suspension, all misdemeanors.

John Aaron Givens, age 38, 207 Aurora Street, Marietta, OH, obstructing official business, a misdemeanor.

Austin William Wright, age 29, 1045 Sandhill Road, Apt. 22, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a felony, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and driving under suspension, all misdemeanors.

There are currently 22 female inmates and 90 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.