WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 13 JAN 2020


On 4 Jan 2020 at approximately 1257 hours two Pitbull dogs belonging to Herbert Mahar, 2824 Blennerhassett Avenue, Belpre, OH, ran loose from the property.  The complainant stated the dogs were charging towards people aggressively.  A warrant is being requested for the arrest of Mahar, age 34, for failing to restrain his dogs, as they continue to run loose.       

On 7 Jan 2020, Deputy Hall responded to the Duke & Duchess, 100 Main Street, Lowell, OH, regarding a theft complaint.  Deputy Hall was advised that there was a female in the store around 0015 hours who possibly took items from the store.  Tabatha D. Cain, 311 ½ Walnut Street, Lowell, OH, was observed on video surveillance placing a 20 ounce Mt. Dew, a 20 ounce Coke, and 2 king-size Reese’s candy bars (totaling $8.65) into a blue bag.  Contact was made with Cain who stated she was in the store to use the restroom and then left.  Cain finally admitted to the theft.  Cain, age 39, was placed under arrest for theft.

On 7 Jan 2020 Deputy Hall and Deputy Kehl met with Aaron Wallace, Martin Drive, Fleming, OH, in reference to a theft report.  This case remains under investigation.

On 7 Jan 2020 Deputy Gainer, while working the Washington County Jail, observed Tyler James Boothby being brought to the Washington County Jail for processing.  During a pat-down of Boothby, he was asked if he had any weapons, drugs or contraband on his person to which he stated: “No I haven’t done drugs in a while.”  Boothby was found to be in possession of a small bag containing a crystalized semi-clear substance, suspected of being methamphetamine.  Boothby, age 26, 144 Washington Street, Waterford, OH,  was charged with possession of a controlled substance, and conveyance into a detention facility.   

On 8 Jan 2020 at approximately 0235 hours Deputy Schwendeman, while at the Speedway, Second Street, Marietta, OH, observed Joel Edward Cooke, age 29, 111 Dean Street, Marietta, OH, who was known to have an active warrant for his arrest out of Marietta Municipal Court.  The warrant was confirmed and Cooke was advised that he would be placed under arrest on the warrant.  While searching Cooke, a baggie containing a white crystalline substance was located in his pocket, with him admitted the substance was methamphetamine.  Cooke was placed under arrest on the warrant as well as being charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and transported to the Washington County Jail. 

On 8 Jan 2020 Lt. Hornbeck met with Danielle Oliver, Third Street, Lowell, OH, and reference to an assault.  Oliver wished no prosecution be filed in this incident.

On 8 Jan 2020 Sgt. Carr met with James Mulryan, Margaret Street, Marietta, OH, in reference to criminal mischief incident.  This case remains under investigation.

On 8 Jan 2020 Deputy McConnell began an investigation at the Washington County Career Center of theft and criminal trespassing.  This case remains under investigation.

On 7 and 8 Jan 2020 Nicole Davis’ two dogs were running loose from her property at 204 Dale Street, Marietta, OH.   These dogs were reportedly running loose constantly, barking and charging at neighbors aggressively, and entering other people’s properties.  Two charges of failure to restrain will be filed and a summons requested for Davis, age 35.

On 9 Jan 2020 Sgt. McGilton received notification of three dogs belonging to Larry Joy, 1220 East Branch Road, Lowell, OH, running loose on this date.   Sgt. McGilton was also advised that they were loose on December 21, 26, and 31, of 2019.    A summons is being requested for Joy, age 56, for failing to restrain his three dogs and failing to register two of them.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 10 Jan 2020 and Monday 13 Jan 2020:

Richard Wayne Hoit, age 61, 1509 Jackson Street, Apt. A, Charleston, WV, forgery, a felony.

Ronnie Edwin Kern Jr., age 24, 602 Cross Street, Belpre, OH, rape, a felony.

Steven Eugene McCabe, age 60, 630 Booth Hollow Road, Wingett Run, OH, failure to control and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.

Michael Anthony Milliron, age 30, homeless, breach of recognizance and theft, both misdemeanors, and theft, a felony.

Hollie Ann McHood, age 42, 801 Saxon Avenue, Akron, OH, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Tyce Lee Felton, age 21, 33526 State Route 800, New Matamoras, OH, speed, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and failure to comply with order or signal of a peace officer, all misdemeanors.

Uriah Matthew Hill, age 44, 702 Eighth Street, Marietta, OH, probation violation and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors.

Taccaro Preaun Saunders, age 38, 802 Quincy Street, Parkersburg, WV, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Tanner Ray Robinson, age 28, 401 Keeler Drive, Marietta, OH, contempt of court out of Belmont County.

Brennan Michael Holshu, age 31, 725 Covey Court, Belpre, OH, contempt of court and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Gene Allan Isner, age 42, 305 Maple Street, Marietta, OH, bad checks, a felony.

Joshua Lee Taylor, age 23, 318 Fairview Lane, Marietta, OH, driving under suspension, a misdemeanor.

Paul Frederick Brooks, Jr., age 105 Mission Drive, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, and child endangering, both misdemeanors.

Larry Gale Thompson, Jr., age 37, 17 Carol Lane, Marietta, OH, breach of recognizance and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors.

Elmer Charles Albert Wenzel, age 28, 304 Third Street, Lowell, OH, trespassing, a felony.

There are currently 20 female inmates and 95 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.