WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 2 MAR 2020


On 25 Feb 2020 Deputy Allender took a complaint at 194 Sweetapple Road, Vincent, Ohio.  Kelly Workman alleged her ex-husband, Kenneth Sewell, broke into her business and entered a safe and removed a water jug containing change.  Video evidence revealed a male subject, identified as Kenneth.  On 26 Feb 2020 Deputy Allender made contact with Kenneth who denied involvement.   Kenneth Elbridge Sewell, age 52, 721 Fourth Street, Belpre, OH, was placed under arrest for breaking and entering and safecracking.   Deputy Allender was advised that there was an outstanding warrant from Parkersburg, WV, for the arrest of Kenneth for failure to appear on a felony breaking and entering and destruction of property.  The information on the warrant matched the information on file for Kenneth.  Kenneth was then also charged with being a fugitive from justice from the State of West Virginia.

On 26 Feb 2020 Deputy Kehl was assigned a warrant from the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Darrell Eugene Clark, for failure to appear.  Several locations were checked and Clark was located in Beverly, Ohio.  Darrell Eugene Clark, age 34, 230 E. Fay Avenue, Marietta, OH, was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 27 Feb 2020 Deputy Gainer filed charges for possession of a deadly weapon on Matthew Lester Jones, age 35, 806 Front Street, Marietta, OH, a current inmate at the Washington County Jail.  On 23 Feb 2020, Deputy Gainer initiated an investigation after a block check revealed Jones with a razor blade in his hand and bleeding from the neck.  Jones then took an aggressive fighting stance with his hand closed into a fist, advising the Officers not to enter the block.  Jones eventually was talked down and the weapon taken into evidence. A charge of possession of a deadly weapon was filed on Jones. 

On 27 Feb 2020 Deputy Allender began an investigation into identity fraud.  This case remains under investigation.

On 27 Feb 2020 Deputy Hill received a warrant from Wood County, WV, for the arrest of Christopher A. Streight for failure to appear. Christopher Allen Streight, age 33, 120 Ward Street, Marietta, OH, is a current Washington County Jail Inmate.  Deputy Hill compared the information given by Streight when he was booked into the Washington County Jail finding it to be a match for the information on the warrant received from Wood County.  A charge of being a fugitive from justice was filed on Streight.

On 27 Feb 2020 at approximately 1914 hours Deputy Peters and Deputy Schwendeman were dispatched to Newport to a report of possible illegal activity.   A vehicle description was given and a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, which had pulled into a driveway, shutting off the lights, in an attempt to hide.  Contact was made with Seth Reed (driver) and Andrew Reed (passenger).  An open container of beer was observed in the center console, with a red container in Andrew’s lap.  The container was observed to have a green leafy substance sticking out of it. Seth and Andrew exited the vehicle and Andrew had a clear baggie in his right hand.  Andrew stated the baggie contained methamphetamine. Seth had a baggie in his hand, which he stated was methamphetamine. Andrew Tyler Reed, age 25, 295 Mitchells Lane, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of drugs, possession of marijuana, and open container. Seth Daniel Reed, age 27, 280 Reed Road, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marihuana. Both subjects were transported to the Washington County Jail.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 28 Feb 2020 and Monday 2 Mar 2020:

Noelle Frances Martin, age 34, 305 Third Street, Lowell, OH, driving under suspension, no seatbelt and driving under suspension, license forfeiture, all misdemeanors.

Tyler Allison Davis, age 26, 408 Cross Street, Sarahsville, OH, criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.

James NMN Brindo, age 41, 1205 Wilbur Street, Apt. 9, Parkersburg, WV, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Everette Raymond Stevens, Jr., age 52, contempt of court.

Ryan Edward Carpenter, age 24, 209 Virginia Street, Marietta, OH, possession of drugs, 2 counts, both felonies.

Robert Jonathan Huffman, age 39, 797 Channel Lane, Marietta, OH, criminal trespass and obstructing official business, both misdemeanors.

Eric Christopher Anderson, age 31, 23 Cherry Street, Vincent, OH, misuse of credit cards, 2 counts, both misdemeanors.

Curtis Walter Benson, age 58, 560 Bender Road, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Charles Lynn Michel, age 49, 2185 Muskingum River Road, Lowell, OH, assault, a misdemeanor.

Daniel William Ferguson, age 32, 404 Scammel Street, Marietta, OH, intoxicated pedestrian, a misdemeanor.

Zachariah Wayne Beardsley, age 33, 715 Barclay Street, Lot 36, Belpre, OH, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Richard Ray Young, age 34, 2071 Cave Hill Road, Little Hocking, OH, breaking and entering, and theft from a disabled adult, both felonies.

There are currently 16 female inmates and 77 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.