WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 12 AUG 19

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On 9 Aug 19 Deputy Hall responded to Grindstone Drive, Marietta, OH, to a report of cattle belonging to Randy Simms being in the roadway and running loose through neighbor’s crops.  Contact had been made on 8 Aug 19 with Simms by Deputy McKee when the cows were out on that day.  Neighbors called this date and attempts to contact Simms met with negative results.  With help from local farmers, the cattle were able to be put back on Simms’ property.  On 10 Aug 19 another report came in about the same cattle in the neighbor’s crops.  Simms was contacted on the phone and he advised he had just gotten the cows back on his property.  A summons is being requested for Simms, age 64, 1045 Grindstone Drive, Marietta, OH, for animals at large.

On 9 Aug 19 Deputy Zide responded to Reno, OH, to a report of  Jeffrey Seevers, Jr., doing damage to a vehicle and residence.  Seevers had been in a verbal argument with the victim which led to Seevers attempting to open a vehicle door, and then striking the hood of the vehicle with his fists.  The victim feared for her safety due to the actions of Seevers.  Seevers, age 37, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 10 Aug 19 at approximately 0905 hours Deputy Brown responded to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a possible domestic violence complaint, which occurred at 2840 Caywood Road, Marietta, OH, between Nora and William Zajac.  Nora explained that on 9 Aug 19 her husband, Williams, returned home and they began arguing.  Nora stated William “snapped” her with a kitchen towel, grabbing her wrist at one point holding her, and struck her in the head with an unknown object.   Deputy Brown then met with William at the residence  William admitted to a verbal argument occurring when he returned home yesterday, stating that Nora was acting out and removing items from the walls around the home.  William reports that Nora approached him in an aggressive manner and he held her wrists to keep her away from him. William also stated she attacked him while he was in the bathroom, scratching him in multiple places.  William denied striking Nora in the head with anything and instead stated she tried to hit him with a wooden object.  Deputy Brown observed abrasions on both Nora and William.   William Mitchell Zajac, age 61, and Nora Margaret Zajac, age 72, were both placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 10 Aug 19 Lt. Hunter responded to Center Street, Beverly, OH, to a report of Deidre Wriston having a break-in at that location.  This case remains under investigation.

 On 10 Aug 19 Deputy Schwendeman was dispatched to Newport Township to a possible domestic incident.  In meeting with all parties this case was determined to be unfounded.

On 10 Aug 19  Sgt. Parks was dispatched to 817 Masonic Park Road, Lot 10, Marietta, OH, to a dispute between Danielle N. Oliver and Leroy G. Best.  Oliver stated that she and Best were in an argument when Best shoved her so she punched him in the back of the head.   Best confirmed Oliver and him had lived at the residence together for the past two months   Best stated that he turned away from Oliver and she punched him in the back of the head.  Best was also bleeding from his finger after Oliver had ripped the phone from his hand while he was trying to call 911.   Danielle Nicole Oliver, age 29, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

On 10 Aug 19 Deputy White was dispatched at approximately 2055 hrs. to 1399 Tick Ridge Road, Vincent, OH, to a reported domestic dispute.  Penny McClain stated  Michael Miller had been living with her for several months.  McClain reports Miller returned today around 2015 hours, intoxicated, and began yelling at her and calling her names.  Witnesses arrived inside the home, at which time Miller knocked food out of McClain’s hands, and then proceeded outside and challenged the other subject to a fight.  McClain called 911 at that time and Miller left on his motorcycle.  Miller returned to the residence while Deputy White was en route, and began chasing subjects around the yard to engage him in a fight.  Deputy White approached Miller, who admitted to being intoxicated, unsure how many alcoholic beverages he consumed.  Miller stated that he was attacked by the witness with a baseball bat. The witness reported he did not have a baseball bat, but he was holding a PVC pipe to protect himself from Miller, but there was no physical altercation.   Michael Phillip Miller, age 51, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

On 10 Aug 19 Lt. Hunter met with Seneca Wolfe, Main Street, Waterford, OH, to take a report of a theft of a Mountain bike.  This case remains under investigation.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 9 Aug 19 and Monday 12 Aug 19:

James Franklin Carey, age 40, 348 Nelson Street, Elizabeth, OH, probation violation.

Denise Renae Parker, age 45, 7497 Harris Highway, Washington, WV, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Clayton Gene Porter, age 21, 215 Barnette Ridge Road, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Daniel Earl Science, age 23, 105 Wyoming Road, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Jeffrey Thomas Seevers Jr., age 37, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Michael Dale Travis, age 21, 405 E. Branch Road, Lowell, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Levi Riley Grove, age 25, 1403 7th Street, Vienna, WV, OVI, speed, improper lane change and traffic signal (red light), all misdemeanors.

Travis Lee Edwards, age 32, 716 Calder Ridge Road, Belpre, OH, no operator’s license, a misdemeanor.

William Mitchell Zajac, age 61, 2840 Caywood Road, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Nora Margaret Zajac, age 72, 2840 Caywood Road, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Jeffrey Lawrence Metcalf, age 29, 6956 SR 329, Guysville, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Kyle Andrew Bryant, age 31, 755 Ann Street, Belpre, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Cynthia Kay Myers, age 45, 615 East Montgomery Street, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Michael Phillip Miller, age 51, 50 Flint Run Road, Waterford, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Danielle Nicole Oliver, age 29, 817 Masonic Park Road, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Marc Alan Hescht, age 61, 749 Mary Street, Belpre, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Ethan Edward Hall, age 29, 955 Zion Ridge Road, Marietta, OH, receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor.

Cecilia Kathleen Schultz, age 20, 749 Mary Street, Belpre, OH, contempt of court, a felony.

There are currently 25 female inmates and 100 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.