On 10 Mar 2020 while on patrol on Hanna Road, Warren Township, Deputy Painter observed a truck parked along the road.  Deputy Painter stopped to check on the driver, identified as Ryan Nichols, occupying the driver seat.  Nichols was asked why he was parked on the side of the road.  Nichols stated the vehicle ran out of gas and he coasted the vehicle from the top of the hill to where he was parked.   Deputy Painter noted Nichols had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.  Nichols was asked if he had taken any medication, and Nichols replied “only Viagra”.  Nichols refused to perform field sobriety tests or a urine test.  Ryan O. Nichols, age 43, 1936 Barth Road, Belpre, OH, was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail where he was charged with having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. 

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 9 Mar 2020 and Tuesday 10 Mar 2020:

Phillip Johnathin Jones, age 30, 713 Walnut Street, Belpre, OH, driving under suspension and failing to yield at a stop sign, a misdemeanor.  

Jacob Clyde Hattle, age 23, 1109 Hills Bridge Road, Marietta, OH, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

Jason Dean Lanning, age 36, 105 Melody Lane, Marietta, OH, trafficking in drugs and permitting drug abuse, both felonies.

Ryan O’Neil Nichols, age 43, 1936 Barth Road, Belpre, OH, having physical control of a vehicle, a misdemeanor.

Dyanna Marie Davidson, age 37, 620 Tenth Street, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Mark Evan Macaulay, age 38, 2414 Norris Avenue, Belpre, OH, probation violation, a felony.

There are currently 16 female inmates and 97 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.