WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 10 AUG 2020


On 10 Aug 2020 Sgt. McGilton requested summons be issued for Sherry Henry and John Henry, Caywood Road, Marietta, OH, on a charge of  failing to securely confine a vicious dog, namely a South African Mastiff.
On 1 Oct 2019 a South African Mastiff belonging to the Sherry and John Henry attacked a subject and caused serious physical harm.  At that time the dog was designated vicious.  The Henrys were ordered to comply with the dangerous designation, which required them to securely confine the dog at all times in a locked pen that has a top, locked fence yard, or other locked enclosure that has a top while it was on their premises.  
On 5 Aug 2020 the Henrys had contractors at the property, and another contractor to complete work in the fenced in area.  The Henrys did not have an exact date/time the second contractor was going to be there and had told him to use the fenced entrance.   Sherry had left the dogs outside as the first contractor had left for the day and she was unaware of the second contractor arriving. 
The  Mastiff dog attacked one of the contractors and caused serious physical harm, i.e. severe lacerations and puncture wounds.  The contractor stated Sherry and a male subject had to get the dog off of him so he could get away.  The contractor advised he  was not aware of a dangerous or vicious dog being on that property nor did he observe any signs posted to warn him.  This is the second incident involving Sherry and John Henry’s South African Mastiff dog and both times it caused serious physical harm to an individual.  Sgt. McGilton is also requesting the court to issue an order to have the dog humanely euthanized.              

On 1 Aug 2020 Deputy Hockenberry was dispatched to 3281 Barth Road, Belpre, OH, to meet with Jodi Ruth.  It was reported that Darren McGuire, age 26, 576 McGill Road, Vincent, OH, was threatening and harassing a member of Ruth’s family.  McGuire had called 50 times and then showed  up at the residence because they quit answering the phone.  McGuire has been advised to cease contact unless it is regarding their child.  The text messages viewed by Deputy Hockenberry did not pertain to their child.  A summons is being requested for McGuire on a charge of telecommunications harassment. 

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 7 Aug 2020 and Monday 10 Aug 2020:

Velinda Bernice Berga, age 21, 101 Theiss Avenue, Apt. 15, Marietta, OH,  2 counts criminal damaging, assault, criminal damaging, theft, and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors.

William Delancy Eckert, age 43, 101 Theiss Avenue, Apt. 3, Marietta, OH,  probation violation, a misdemeanor,  and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, a felony.

Robert Jonathan Huffman, age 39, 797 Channel Lane, Marietta, OH,  probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Leonard Franklin Travis, age 49, 407 Neal Street, Parkersburg, WV, probation violation, a felony.

James David Carpenter, age 49, 307 Fairview Lane, Marietta, OH,  domestic violence, 2 counts, both misdemeanors.

Joshua Cecil Poole, age 32, homeless,  contempt of court.

Iesha Rachelle McFadden, age 24, 411 East Spring Street, Marietta, OH, possessing drug abuse instruments, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, all misdemeanors.

Destiny Renee Covey, age 27, 115 Longacre Street, Marietta, OH,  probation violation and contempt of court, both misdemeanors.

Zane Aaron Walker, age 39, 41670 National Road, Apt. 5B, Belmont, OH,  telecommunication harassment, 2 counts, 1 felony and 1 misdemeanor.

There are currently 15 female inmates and 82 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.