WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 10 SEPT 2020


On 1 Sep 2020 Deputy Allender responded to Newport Township in reference to a loose K9.  This case remains under investigation.

On 5 Sep 2020 Deputy Brown responded to a complaint which occurred at 37601 SR 7, Newport Township.  After completing the investigation it was determined that Harley Davidson Bills, 60 Big Knot Road, Ellenboro, WV, would be summoned into Marietta Municipal Court on a charge of menacing. On 10 Sep 2020 Bills turned himself in at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

On 4 Sep 2020 Deputy Painter was dispatched to Windy Ridge Road, to a report that a subject was yelling at another subject and enticing him to fight.  Jeremy Hescht identified Neil R. Wynn as the subject causing the disturbance.  Hescht stated Wynn and had been arguing with a female and at one point Wynn stood in the middle of the road in front of Hescht’s residence yelling and cussing at him trying to get him to fight.   The female reported the two had been arguing and when she told Wynn to keep his voice down, as the neighbors were watching, Wynn directed his attention at the neighbors and began yelling at them.  Upon Deputy Painter attempting contact with Wynn, he (Wynn) was approaching him, yelling and pointing “get off my property”.  Wynn continued to yell and demand the deputy leave.  He was advised to calm down so that the deputy could speak with him, however he would not.  Wynn then approached Deputy Painter in an agitated state, yelling and pointing at him, telling him to get off his property.  Wynn was again asked to calm down.  Wynn did not and continued to steadily approach the deputy.  Wynn continued pointing his finger and demanding law enforcement leave his property with an elevated and slurred tone.  Wynn came within approximately six inches of Deputy Painter and showed no signs of stopping, as if he was going to walk into him, while continuing to demand he leave his property. Due to the actions of Wynn, Deputy Painter advised Wynn to back up, and calm down.  Deputy Painter extended his arm, to create space between himself and Wynn, which caused Wynn to fall. Wynn then stated he was “outta here” turning away and beginning to run.  A foot pursuit ensued, advising Wynn he was under arrest. Making contact with Wynn, an attempt to handcuff him was made, with him resisting, pulling his arm away and attempting to run again, ignoring the commands.  Neil R. Wynn, age 29, 1348 Windy Ridge Road, Vincent, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with obstructing official business, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  Once at the Washington County Jail Wynn tested .149 on the portable breathalyzer test..

On 4 Sep 2020 at approximately 2000 hours Deputy Aultman was dispatched to Adams Township to meet with a cashier at the Dollar General, 10200 State Route 60, Lowell, Ohio.  The report was of an unknown adult male exposing himself in the store on two occasions.  On 8 Sep 2020 at approximately 2008 hours Deputy Aultman was again dispatched to the Dollar General to a report of the same male, who had exposed himself on 4 Sep 2020, being in the store again.   A description of the vehicle was obtained and the owner was identified as Christian Jeremiah Toland, 318 Main Street, Lowell, OH, and identified as the same male as in the surveillance video.  Toland advised Deputy Aultman that he was in the store on 4 Sep 2020 and did expose himself to the “pretty girl”.  Toland then approached the cashier at the check out in which he was also exposing himself to her as well.  Toland, age 20, was arrested for 2 counts of public indecency and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 5 Sep 2020 Deputy Painter met with John Baughman, Braun Road, Belpre, OH, in reference to stolen items from his property.  This case remains under investigation.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 9 Sep 2020 and Thursday 10 Sep 2020:

Thomas Derek Sacks, age 32, 2305 Sandhill Road, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a felony.

Keith Tyler Whealdon, age 27, 5355 State Route 26, Marietta, OH,  probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Wendi Jaynel Mahoney, age 39, 266 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Claudia Ann Collins, age 39, 1006 Myrtle Street, Parkersburg, WV, theft, possession of drugs, contempt of court, all misdemeanors.

Harley Davidson Bills, age 29, 37601 State Route 7, Newport, OH,  menacing, a misdemeanor.

There are currently 19 female inmates and 77 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.