WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 7 OCT 2020


On 6 Oct 2020 Sgt. Parks met with Robert Postlewaite Jr., School House Road, Belpre, OH, in reference to a breaking and entering on his property.  This case remains under investigation.

On 7 Oct, 2020 at approximately 0032 hours Sgt. Parks was dispatched to 21742 State Route 676, Marietta, in regards to a report of an argument between subjects that possibly could escalate.  Erica Reece states she and Heath Miller had broken up and Miller had asked her to assist him with his broken down vehicle.  Miller was reportedly drunk and yelling at Reece, as well as making self harming comments.   Miller was transported for evaluation.  At approximately 0204 hours Sgt. Parks was advised that Miller was returning home and was still making self harming comments to Reece.   Contact was made at the residence, 1383 Pottmeyer Road, Fleming, OH, where Reece had received several text messages, including texts about finding his body.   Sgt. Parks and Deputy Young were able to locate Miller hiding with his dog in a small shed near the residence.  Heath Douglas Miller, age 25, 1383 Pottmeyer Road, Fleming, OH, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and telecommunication harassment.  Miller was transported to the Washington County Jail and tested  .140 on the PBT.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 6 Oct 2020 and Wednesday 7 Oct 2020:

Benjamin Ray Barber, age 39, 344 Murphytown Circle, Davisville, WV,  no operator’s license and speed, both misdemeanors.

Angela Stephanie Diane Johnson, age 46, 100 Del Ray Court, Marietta, OH,  probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Tiera Lynn Smith, age 23, 935 Veterans Highway, New Martinsville, WV,  disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Kyle Morgan Bigler, age 24, 415 Franklin Street, Marietta, OH, breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, and possession of criminal tools, all felonies.

Aaron Joseph Bigler, age 22, 100 Hink Court, Belle, WV, breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, and possession of criminal tools, all felonies.

Regina Gay Chestnut, age 39, 415 Franklin Street, Marietta, OH, obstructing official business, a misdemeanor.

Heath Douglas Miller, age 25, 1383 Pottmeyer Road, Fleming, OH,  domestic violence and telecommunication harassment, both misdemeanors.

There are currently 23 female inmates and 75 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.