WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 13 MAY 2020
On 10 May 2020 Sgt. McGilton began an investigation in reference to sexual imposition allegations. After completing the investigation a warrant was requested and issued for the arrest of Steven Donald Lent, age 62, 3835 Highland Ridge Road, Lowell, OH. Lent was placed under arrest on 12 May 2020 by Deputy Hall.
On 12 May 2020 Det. Roe conducted a traffic stop on I-77. The driver, identified as Joshua Sheets, admitted to deputies that he did not have an operator’s license. A K9 sniff of the vehicle conducted by K9 Rita resulted in a positive indication. As Sheets was exiting the vehicle a loaded handgun was found under the seat. A live round was in the chamber and 10 rounds were in the magazine. Further searching the vehicle yielded numerous drug items. Sheets admitted to the small baggy and loaded syringe, but denied ownership of the handgun, despite statements from all occupants. Joshua Wayne Sheets, age 34, 8 Abby Village Drive, Apt. 101, Parkersburg, WV, was placed under arrest and charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and possession of drugs. Sheets was also processed on the warrant from Summit County. Carissa Michele Wilson, age 30, Miami, WV, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of drugs. Wilson and Sheets were transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.
On 12 May 2020 Timothy Logan Michael Howell, while incarcerated in the Washington County Jail, assaulted Steven Donald Lent, also an inmate. Medical attention was given to Lent and Howell was charged with assault.
The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 11 May 2020 and Wednesday 13 May 2020:
James Tyrone Pugh, age 45, 102 14th Street, Wheeling, WV, breach of recognizance, and possession of heroin, both felonies.
Carissa Michele Wilson, age 30, 171 Sharon Hollow Road, Miami, WV, possession of drugs, a felony.
Joshua Wayne Sheets, age 34, 8 Abby Village Drive, Apt. 101, Parkersburg, WV, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of drugs, and parole violation, all felonies.
Steven Donald Lent, age 62, 3835 Highland Ridge Road, Lowell, OH, sexual imposition, a misdemeanor.
Justin Brian Hines, age 23, 106 Devol Drive, Marietta, OH, possession of heroin and aggravated possession of drugs, both felonies, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
Matthew Edward Lang, IV, age 39, 204 Dale Street, Marietta, OH, OVI, a misdemeanor.
Michelle Lee Thompson, age 45, 117 Dean Street, Marietta, OH, driving under suspension, failure to control, driving while under the influence of alcohol and parole violation.
There are currently 16 female inmates and 56 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.