WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 23 MAR 2020

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On 20 Mar 2020, Deputy Hockenberry responded to 13931 State Route 7, Marietta, OH, to a breaking and entering at that location.  Numerous items were removed from the property.  The case remains under investigation at this time.

On 20 Mar 2020, Deputy Hockenberry responded to the Warren Local School Garage in reference to a breaking and entering.  The case remains under investigation at this time.

On 21 Mar 2020 Lt. Hornbeck began an investigation into a possible theft of currency.  This case remains under investigation. 

On 22 Mar 2020 at approximately 1858 hrs. Deputy Kehl was dispatched to River Road, Marietta, OH, regarding a vehicle in the ditch in that area. Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, John Grasley, who had told an off duty police officer that he had just “huffed air duster” approximately 2 times, which appears to be the reason why Grasley crashed.  Grasley had reported to the officer that he had huffed air duster within the last mile of travel.  Grasley and his vehicle were located in the ditch and the vehicle was still running and in the drive position.  Grasley was also in the driver’s seat.  Grasley was observed rummaging around in the center console.  A field sobriety test was conducted, which Grasley performed satisfactorily on, but with indicators.   Several cans of air duster, including two (2) empty canisters, were located in the side door.  John Jacob Grasley, age 33, 104 Wyandotte Drive, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and probation violation.  Grasley was transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 22 Mar 2020 Deputy Aultman began an investigation in Waterford Township in reference to an assault.  This case remains under investigation.           

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 20 Mar 2020 and Monday 23 Mar 2020:

Russell Stazel Burkhammer Jr., age 47, 1023 Third Street, Marietta, OH, parole violation, a felony.

Rachael Nicole Wilson, age 29, 708 Front Street, Apt. 21, Marietta, OH, complicity to aggravated robbery, a felony.

Mikeal Joseph Hypes, age 27, 408 Golden Meadow Lane, Summerville, WV, aggravated menacing, a misdemeanor.

Gary Lynn Harris, age 29, 44491 Fairground Road, Apt. 22, Caldwell, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Jason Lee Mulligan, age 35, 104 Cunningham Street, Belpre, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

John Jacob Grasley, age 33, 104 Wyandotte Drive, Marietta, OH, possession of drugs, a felony, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and probation violation, both misdemeanors.

Douglas Perry Christopher, age 51, 975 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, OH, sex offender failure to notify change of address, a felony.

There are currently 10 female inmates and 60 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.