​WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 22 JUL 19

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On 14 Jul 19 Deputy White responded to Dodd Run Road, Marietta, OH, to a report of a possible stolen vehicle.

On 15 Jul 19 Deputy Zide began an investigation in Newport Township in reference to stolen property.

On 16 Jul 19 Deputy J McConnell assisted a resident in Barlow Township regarding possible missing items.

On 17 Jul 19 Deputy Zide was patrolling State Route 550, Fairfield Township when he observed a traffic violation and conducted a  traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Jacob S. Roush.  Roush was checked through dispatch and found to have a suspended license.  A citation was issued to Jacob S. Roush, 2420 McDonald Road, Vincent, OH, for marked lanes and driving under suspension.

On 18 Jul 19 Sgt. Parks met with Angela Johnson, 100 Del Ray Court, Marietta, OH, in reference to a Chevy Sonic she loaned to an individual and it had not been returned.  This case remains under investigation.

On 18 Jul 19 Sgt. McGilton received a complaint of a large dog belonging to Sasha Villegas and Brandon Murphy running loose from the property at 16000 State Route 821, Macksburg, OH.   The dog was loose and on another person’s property and they were extremely fearful of this particular dog as it had shown aggression towards their dog.  Summons for failing to restrain and failure to register will be requested for Brandon J. Murphy, age 41, and Sasha Nichole Villegas, age 37.

On 19 Jul 19 Deputy J McConnell responded to First Lane, Belpre, Ohio, where a motorcycle had been recovered and found to have been stolen from Parkersburg, WV.  Contact was made with the Parkersburg Police Department and the motorcycle was released to the owner.

On 19 Jul 19 Lt. Augenstein responded to 21 Chris Street, Belpre, Ohio, in reference to a burglary.  This case remains under investigation.

On 19 Jul 19 Sgt. McGilton received a complaint advising Sasha Villegas and Brandon Murphy, 16000 State Route 821, Macksburg, OH, had recently obtained an additional dog (Pitbull/Boxer mixed breed), which was running loose from their property on this date.  On 21 Jul 19 Sgt. McGilton made contact with Villegas and Murphy and advised them of the recent complaint(s).   Villegas confirmed they had another dog and stated they recently adopted it from the Zanesville Humane Society.   Summons for failing to restrain will be requested for Brandon J. Murphy, age 41, and Sasha Nichole Villegas, age 37.

On 20 Jul 19 Deputy Hill, while working at the Washington County Jail, was advised of an inmate needing to see a nurse.    Inmate Ryan Matheny was contacted and his right hand appeared to be red and swollen, with lacerations.  Matheny stated he had lost his temper and punched the wall.  A short time later the Kiosk, which was located in the dorm where Matheny was housed, was found to have a broken screen.  In further investigating it was determined that Matheny had punched the Kiosk screen, causing it to break.   Ryan Graham Matheny, age 33, 122 Kentucky Avenue, Marietta, OH, is being charged with criminal damaging.

On 20 Jul 19 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call regarding a woman dancing in the middle of East Branch Road, Lowell.  Sgt. Holbert patrolled the area and observed a female, later identified as Lisa Joy, standing in the middle of the road near the 400 block of East Branch Road.  Sgt. Holbert approached Joy, finding her very unsteady on her feet, sweating profusely and wearing no shoes.  Joy was making comments and gestures toward subjects, not present, in a wooded area adjacent to the roadway.  Joy was placed into custody to be transported to the Washington County Jail.  Joy continued with her comments and became belligerent, kicking the partition between the front and back seat of the cruiser.  Joy was told to cease her actions, and lightly kicked the partition a few more times.  Lisa Marie Joy, age 44, 1220 E. Branch Road, Lowell, OH, was charged with disorderly conduct.

On 21 Jul 19 Lt. Hornbeck and Deputy J McConnell met with Karissa Carroll at 159 Second Lane, Belpre,  Ohio, regarding a domestic with Karissa’s husband, Joshua Carroll.  During the early morning hours Karissa and Joshua had been drinking and at some point, he began assaulting her by striking her in the face with a closed fist.  Joshua also grabbed her around the neck  “choking” her.  Joshua Levi Carroll, age 34, 159 Second Lane, Belpre, OH, was located in the residence and was placed under arrest for domestic violence.  Carroll was transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 21 Jul 19 Deputy Brown along with the Little Hocking and Dunham Volunteer Fire Department responded to 412 Cross Road, Belpre, OH, to a mobile home fire.

On 21 Jul 19 Deputy Brown and Deputy J McConnell responded to Barnett Ridge Road and Veto Road to a report of a male and female walking in this area.  Upon speaking with both individuals, they identified themselves and stated they had been arguing very loudly about having to walk to Coolville.  It was determined that nothing physical happened between the two and Deputies advised they would give them a ride to a gas station in Little Hocking to help them find a ride to Coolville.  The female, Tessia McGrath, was advised that Deputy Brown would have to search her purse for any weapons before she could get in the cruiser and she stated she understood and agreed to this.  McGrath stated there were no weapons in the purse, however there may be drugs, as in marijuana and possibly meth.  McGrath stated if Deputy Brown found any meth it would belong to her.  Deputy Brown did locate a small baggie with a white crystal-like substance, and a baggie with a green leafy substance.  Also recovered were three glass smoking pipes.  Tessia Dae Robbins, age 22, 24755 Brimstone Road, Coolville, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of drugs (2 counts), illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing drug abuse instruments, and transported to the Washington County Jail.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 19 Jul 19 and Monday 22 Jul 19:

Frank William Amos, age 28, 430 Douglas Avenue, Marietta, OH, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, a misdemeanor.

Robert Barton Lydy, age 62, 240 Hillcrest Drive, Apt. 40, Marietta, OH, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, a misdemeanor.

Colton Ryan Balderson, age 30, 17184 Muskingum River Road, Waterford, OH, possession of drugs, a felony, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

Harold Dewayne Angus, age 42, homeless, breach of recognizance, 3 counts, all felonies.

Shannon Leann Wolfe, age 31, 5 Tonya Avenue, Parkersburg, WV, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing drug abuse instruments, both misdemeanors.

Andrew Dustin Morgenstern, age 19, 3220 Tick Ridge Road, Lower Salem, OH, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, a misdemeanor.

Adrienne Elizabeth Ball, age 23, 11111 Seneca Lane, Byesville, OH, possession of drug abuse instruments, breach of recognizance, both misdemeanors.

Ashley Nichole Moore, age 27, 209 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, OH, breach of recognizance, 2 counts, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possessing drug abuse instruments, all misdemeanors.

Lisa Marie Joy, age 44, 1220 E. Branch Road, Lowell, OH, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Joshua Levi Carroll, age 34, 268 Homestead Drive, Williamstown, WV,  domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Tessia Dae Robbins, age 22, 24755 Brimstone Road, Coolville, OH, possession of drugs, a felony, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possessing drug abuse instruments and possession of drugs, all misdemeanors.

Timothy Richard Ray, age 53, 3525 Parks Street, Grove City, OH, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs .238, both misdemeanors.

Christopher Jerome Long, age 19, 309 Main Street, Lower Salem, OH, theft, a misdemeanor.

Jefffrey Dwayne Smith, age 24, 11619 State Route 339, Vincent, OH, aggravated possession of drugs, a felony, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, contempt of court and possession of marijuana, all misdemeanors.

Eric Zachariah Hardman, age 28, 606 Jameson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing, both misdemeanors.

There are currently 21 female inmates and 98 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.