WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 27 AUG 19

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On 17 Aug 19 Lt. Augenstein met with Tyrone Taylor, 112 Sylvan Way, Marietta, OH, in reference to items removed from the residence and damage done.  This case remains under investigation.

On 19 Aug 19 Deputy Parks began an investigation regarding phone harassment.  This case remains under investigation.

On 19 Aug19 Deputy Hall responded to 7274 State Route 550, Cutler, OH, to a report of Michael Thompson reporting Gale Osborne trespassing on his property. A brief history was obtained in reference to the neighbors not getting along.  Thompson stated that he was able to view Osborne on a camera on 12 Aug 19 tampering with trees.  Osborne at first denied being on the property and later admitted he was on the property to get his dog who had ran across the property.  A summons is being requested for Gale E. Osborne, age 63, 7275 State Route 550, Cutler, OH, for criminal trespassing. 

On 19 Aug 19 Deputy Carr met with Kimberly Quenga, Belpre, OH, who reported her vehicle license plate stolen while parked on Pike Street at her place of employment.  This case remains under investigation.

On 19 Aug 19 Deputy Schwendeman met with Megan Thomas at 2837 Reynolds Run Road, Newport, OH, in reference to her 2002 Kia Sportage being stolen from her residence.  Shamen R. Thomas asked to borrow the vehicle and she told him no.  Later in the day Shamen returned to the residence when Megan was gone.  Shamen was not seen leaving the residence, however a short time later another resident heard the vehicle starting.  Megan returned home and the vehicle was gone and the keys, were missing from inside the residence. Megan also stated that she has never given Shamen permission to use the vehicle.  Several locations were checked for Sherman however he was not located.  Deputy Schwendeman requested a warrant be issued for the arrest of Shamen Rayne Thomas, age 18, 2715 Dana Run Road, Newport, OH for felony theft.  On 20 Aug 19 Shamen was located and placed under arrest for theft of a motor vehicle.  Shamen was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

On 19 Aug 19 at 1934 hrs. Deputy White was dispatched to 2800 Beach Drive, Lot 10, Belpre, OH, to a possible domestic dispute.  The caller, who lives nearby, stated he spoke with Brenda Bartges earlier in the evening and she stated that if William Bartges arrives, there may be problems, and for him to call the Sheriff’s Office.  Lt. Gherke and Deputy White spoke with William who was sitting outside.  William was difficult to understand and he appeared highly intoxicated. Brenda agreed to allow William to stay at the residence, if he behaved himself and went straight to bed.  At 2351 hours  another call was made to the Sheriff’s Office.  The neighbor stated he could hear William yelling and causing a disturbance.  Brenda advised Deputies that William went into their bedroom, grabbed her, kicked her, and shoved her out of the bed. Brenda stated she left the bedroom and William followed her, calling her names, and punching items inside the trailer, and causing damage. Deputy White met with William who was still highly intoxicated.  William Edward Bartges Jr., age 46, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.     On 20 Aug 19 at approximately 1300 hours Deputy Gainer initiated an investigation into a robbery at the Washington County Jail.  Investigation revealed that  that Jaced Lee Jeffries, age 19, homeless, and Brett Sumner Edwards, age 29, homeless, would be charged with complicity.  Christopher Allen Streight, age 33, 120 Ward Street, Marietta, OH, was charged with robbery.  Jeffries and Edwards kept an inmate from requesting help while Streight robbed  the inmate of his commissary. 

On 20 Aug 19 Deputy Schwendeman began an investigation in reference to a possible menacing complaint.  In speaking with all parties it was determined to be unfounded.

On 20 Aug 19 Deputy Schwendeman along with the Newport Volunteer Fire Department responded to Dana Run Road to a gas well fire.   Fire personnel had quickly extinguished the fire.

On 21 Aug 19 Deputy Zide was patrolling Butler Street, Marietta, OH, when a vehicle stopped in the lane of travel.  Deputy Zide then observed the vehicle stop two more times.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Christopher D. Marple, appeared to have glassy and bloodshot eyes.  Marple admitted to consuming multiple alcoholic beverages.  Marple was asked  to perform field sobriety, to which he performed poorly on.  Christopher David Marple, age 46, 933 Green Street, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest for OVI.  Later at the Washington County Jail, Marple blew  .160% BAC.

On 21 Aug 19 Deputy Brown responded to Jennings Hill Road, Marietta, OH, to a report of numerous vehicles being entered and items removed.  This case remains under investigation.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 26 Aug 19 and Tuesday 27 Aug 19:

Terrence Dale Roddy, age 48, 783 Warrior Drive, Vincent, OH, forgery, a felony.

Brent Wayne Englund, age 34, 236 E. Main Street, Salem, WV, illegal mfg. of drugs, 2 counts, both felonies.

Clarence Michael Francis, age 29, 4170 Sugar Run Road, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Ashley Joy Galadyna, age 34, 103 Pineview Circle, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Lisa Lynn Rogers, age 54, homeless, having physical control of a vehicle, a misdemeanor.

There are currently 23 female inmates and 97 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.