WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 9 SEPT 2020


On 6 Sep 2020 Deputy Aultman was dispatched to 204 Tennis Center Drive, Marietta, in reference to a report of  William Thomas assaulting Jonathan Dotson.  Deputy Aultman was advised that Thomas and his spouse were arguing and he left the residence.  Mrs. Thomas heard a noise outside and found Thomas outside where he then pushed Dotson against the wall, and swung a fist at him.  William Henry Thomas, age 51, 30 Coal Run Road, Marietta, OH, was later contacted and placed under arrest for assault, criminal mischief, and probation violation.

On 6 Sep  2020 Lt. Hunter, Sgt. McKee, Deputy Brown, and Deputy Peters were all dispatched to 466 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, OH, to what appeared to be two unknown males either deceased or passed out in a SUV in the driveway.  Deputies identified 2 males in the vehicle.  One subject, Christopher P. Cook, spoke with deputies.  Deputies determined a  pat down for weapons would be conducted for officer safety.  Deputies located an uncapped syringe, which prompted deputies to have Cook empty his pockets. Cook agreed and produced digital scales with drug residue and a small 1”x1” plastic bag containing, what appeared to be, a white substance (suspected heroin/fentanyl) inside.  Cook maintained this was powdered sugar that he found on the streets in Parkersburg, WV.  A search also yielded a loaded syringe in the door of the passenger front seat where deputies first encountered Cook. Christopher Paul Cook, age 30, 1340 Lynch Church Road, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail.  Cook was charged with  possession of fentanyl, possessing drug abuse instruments and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. 
Deputies also met with Shawn Whittekind.  While speaking with Whittekind an uncapped hypodermic syringe was observed underneath his left buttocks.  Whittekind adamantinely denied the syringe was his, however, once he was removed from the vehicle a pat down on his person yielded a single cap for a syringe in his pocket.  Shawn Lee Whittekind, age 42, 233 Broughton Avenue, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail on a charge of possessing drug abuse instruments.

On 7 Sep 2020 Deputy Kehl began an investigation into a possible domestic violence.  In speaking with all parties involved this was determined to be unfounded.  Case closed.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Friday 4 Sep 2020 and Wednesday 9 Sep 2020:

Aaron Joseph Harvey, age 34, 121 Federal Road, Little Hocking, OH, domestic violence 2 counts, both misdemeanors.

Dustin Allen Carpenter, age 28, 685 Mitchells Lane, Marietta, OH,  loose dog, a misdemeanor.

Kelly Dawn Cronin, age 45, 685 Mitchells Lane, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Richard Curtis Decker III, age 30, 685 Mitchells Lane, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

John Joseph Hendershot, age 40, 109 Second Street, Lower Salem, OH, probation violation and theft, both misdemeanors.

Justin Lee Dillon, age 31, 26500 Main Street, Coolville, OH, criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.

Neil Raymond Wynn, age 29, 1348 Windy Ridge Road, Vincent, OH, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors.

Shawn Lee Whittekind, age 42, 233 Broughton Avenue, Marietta, OH, possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor.

Christopher Paul Cook, age 30, 1340 Lynch Church Road, Marietta, OH,  possession of fentanyl, a felony,  possessing drug abuse instruments and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

Marcus Maurice Kimbrough, age 31, 103 Woodcrest Lane, Marietta, OH, theft, a misdemeanor.

Shannon Marie Lang, age 40, 120 Howard Street, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Michael James Farnsworth, age 31, 907 Garfield Avenue, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Brandon Heath Samples, age 35, 3212 W 43rd Street, Cleveland, OH, possession of drugs, marijuana, a misdemeanor.

William Henry Thomas, age 51, 30 Coal Run Road, Marietta, OH, assault, criminal mischief, and probation violation, all misdemeanors.

Aaron Wesley Cain, age 39, 16687 Crooked Tree Road, Dexter City, OH, driving while under the influence of alcohol, breach of recognizance, no operator’s license, and OVI/URN/DRUGS (3 counts) all misdemeanors.

Michael Lee Roux, age 48, Marietta, OH,  probation violation and 2 counts of assault, all misdemeanors.

Daniel Quentin Vance, age 21, 717 Riverview Road, Belmont, WV,  probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Eric Russell Scott Neff, age 29, 240 Walnut Street, Whipple, OH,  trafficking in drugs, a felony.

Velinda Bernice Berga, age 21, 1808 Worthington Street, Parkersburg, WV,  trafficking in drugs, a felony.

Rocky Dwayne McCleese, age 41, 227 Broughton Avenue, Marietta, OH,  assault, breach of recognizance and criminal damaging, all misdemeanors.

Christian Jeremiah Toland, age 20, 318 Main Street, Lowell, OH,  public indecency – exposure 2 counts, both misdemeanors.

James Fredrick O’Brien, II, age 43, 148 Warner Street, Marietta, OH nonsupport of dependents.

Justin Dean Shutts, age 29, 819 Front Street, Marietta, OH,  probation violation, a misdemeanor.

There are currently 17 female inmates and 78 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.