WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 14 JAN 2020


On 12 Jan 2020 Deputy Kehl conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Silverado on State Route 7, Warren Township. The driver, Brennan Holshu, was identified, and found to have a warrant for his arrest through Washington County Juvenile Court.   Holshu was placed under arrest and while searching his pockets, located a plastic piece of a pen, which he stated was used to smoke heroin.  Brennan M. Holshu, age 31, 752 Covey Court, Belpre, OH, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

On 13 Jan 2020 Lt. Hornbeck met with Brenda Bartges, Beach Drive, Belpre, OH, at Blue Knob Road where storage buildings were entered and items taken.  This case remains under investigation.

On 13 Jan 2020 Sgt. Carr began an investigation into a possible theft and forgery.  This case remains under investigation.

On 13 Jan 2020 Deputy Young was dispatched to 575 Joe Skinner Road, Belpre, OH, to a reported drug overdose.  Deputies Parks and Tornes were on scene and had found Brian Edgar inside the front door of the residence unresponsive. Medical attention was given to Edgar, in which he became coherent. Edgar was transported to the Marietta Memorial Hospital for further treatment.  A summons is being requested for Brian Keith Edgar, age 33, 445 Goss Fork Road, Lot 12, Whipple, OH, for disorderly conduct by intoxication.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 13 Jan 2020 and Tuesday 14 Jan 2020:

Jeremiah Earl Rutter, age 23, homeless, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, driving under suspension, failure to yield, no seatbelt, all misdemeanors, failure to comply and theft of a motor vehicle both felonies.

Cody Dale Smarr, age 26, 225 Stone Road, Belpre, OH, probation violation, obstructing official business, both misdemeanors, and domestic violence, a felony.

Dustin Ray Riley, age 34, 706 Cisler Drive, Marietta, OH, parole violation and possession of drugs, both felony.

Chrystal Michelle Taylor, age 27, 2160 Hannah Road, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Gregory Lee Frye, age 38, 400 Oak Street, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a felony.

Jason Ray Wriston, age 43, 11555 State Route 821, Lower Salem, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

There are currently 20 female inmates and 91 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.