WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 11 MAR 2020


On 8 Mar 2020 Deputy McConnell responded to Wynncrest Drive, Marietta, OH, in reference to a complaint.   It was reported that Mikeal Hypes was harassing an ex-girlfriend.  It was also reported that Hypes was on his way to Parkersburg to find her.  Hypes showed up at locations where the female was, as well as following her to her residence.  Hypes continued to the residence, yelling and honking at the female.  Hypes also was calling her names, stating he was going to burn the house down.  A warrant was requested and issued for Mikeal J. Hypes, age 27, 2277 Crickmer Road, Danese, WV, on a charge of aggravated menacing.

On 9 Mar 2020 Sgt. Carr began an investigation into stolen license plates. This case remains under investigation.

On 10 Mar 2020 Deputy Brown began a stolen vehicle investigation at 145 Vickers Road, Marietta, OH.  Toby Venham stated his truck was at the home last evening and was gone this morning.  Venham stated the only suspect he would have would be Michelle Frame, who has stolen from him before and he didn’t report it.  Shortly thereafter Deputy Brown was notified that a Parkersburg Police Department Officer had Frame and the vehicle detained on an unrelated matter. A warrant was requested and received for Michelle Marie Frame, age 24, for grand theft of a motor vehicle.  Frame is currently in custody in West Virginia on an unrelated matter with Parkersburg Police Department.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 10 Mar 2020 and Wednesday 11 Mar 2020:

Steven Lee Sealey, age 41, 1660 Sealey Ridge Road, Vincent, OH, driving under suspension and fictitious plates, both misdemeanors.

Tina Marie Curry Kendall, age 53, homeless, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse, possession of drugs, and tampering with evidence, all felonies.

Justin Lee Phelps, age 30, 11280 State Route 821, Lower Salem, OH, having weapons while under disability, a felony.

Brandon Lee Hoffert, age 35, 187 Masonic Drive, Apt. 10, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a felony.

Dwayne Scott Singer, age 28, 2050 Roberts Road, Amesville, OH, possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor.

There are currently 15 female inmates and 95 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.