WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 20 DEC19


On 18 Dec 19 Deputies Parks and Kehl met with Rayanna Davis, Vincent, OH, in reference to a stolen camper from the property on McGill Road.

On 19 Dec 19 Deputy Painter was on patrol near the 32000 block of State Route 7, Newport Township, when he observed a subject, later identified as Chad William Anderson, age 37, 101 Evans Street, New Matamoras, OH.  Anderson was walking alongside the southbound lane.  Deputy Painter stopped to check the welfare of the subject.  Anderson stated he was walking to Marietta and was offered a ride.   Deputy Painter advised Anderson that he would have to search his belongings which Anderson agreed to. Deputy Painter detected an odor of marijuana and at the bottom of the bag located 2 partially smoked marijuana cigarettes.  Anderson was cited for possession of marijuana.

On 19 Dec 19 Deputy Painter was dispatched to the 3700 block of Sandhill Road, to a report of Garrett Elijah Williams trespassing on the property of Gary Mueller.  Deputy Painter met with Mueller who advised they believed the trespasser was Williams, who had previously been charged with trespassing on the property. Williams was located by Deputy Painter and he stated he was attempting to remove his vehicle from the property.  Williams, age 19, 345 Everson Road, Belpre, OH, will be summoned into Marietta Municipal Court on a charge of criminal trespass.

On 20 Dec 19 Deputy Painter responded to 177 Stanleyville Road, to a subject trespassing on the property of John Lehman.  Deputy Painter met with Lehman who advised a male in a silver car pulled up to the home from a private drive. The male was not known by the Lehmans, and when asked he stated his name was “Elmer”.  The Lehmans had also received a “harassing” type call believed to be from the same subject.  Deputy Painter believed (after seeing video footage) the subject to be Elmer Wenzel, who he is familiar with from past interactions at the Sheriff’s Office.   After completing the investigation Deputy Painter filed for a warrant on a charge of criminal trespass for Elmer Charles Wenzel, age 28, 17977 SR 26, Reno, OH.

The following warrants were recently processed:

Matthew Way, 836 Pike Street, Marietta, OH, failure to appear.

William Talkington, 125 County Nine Road, Marietta, OH, probation violation.

Jason J Haught, 99 Cherry Hill Lane, Belpre, OH, failure to appear.

Ashley C Bay, 907 Neil Street, Parkersburg, WV, theft.

Jeffrey A Friesner, 819 McKinley Avenue, Lancaster, OH, failure to appear.

Jeremy T Wheeler, 68 ½ N 7th Street, McConnelsville, OH, failure to appear.

Debra Lee Sampson, 27317 State Route 7, Marietta, OH, failure to appear on a theft by deception.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 19 Dec 19 and Friday 20 Dec 19:

Scott Lee Carpenter, age 57, 415 ½ Third Street, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Joshua Allen Groves, age 30, 106 Alta Street, Apt. H2, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Destry Shane Todd, age 29, 2195 Layman Road, Vincent, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Christopher Ryan McGrath, age 35, 125 Dutch Ridge Road, Guysville, OH, contempt of court.

Levi James Lake, age 29, Pennock Trailer Court, Beverly, OH, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and possession of drugs, both felonies.

Darrell Eugene Clark, age 34, 230 E. Faye Avenue, Marietta, OH, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of drugs, having weapons under disability, all felonies, unsafe vehicle and drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

There are currently 23 female inmates and 85 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.