WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 5 NOV 2020


On 3 Nov 2020 Sgt. Carr began an investigation in reference to a burglary/theft.  This case remains under investigation.

On 3 Nov 2020 Deputy Crum and Sgt. Parks began an investigation in Belpre Township.  Jeron Afton Wilkinson, age 32, and Miranda Lee Hanlon, age 36, 4274 Newbury Road, Little Hocking, OH, will be cited into Marietta Municipal Court on a charge of disorderly conduct.

On 4 Nov  2020 Deputy Painter was on patrol in the area of State Route 339 and Camp Hervida Road.  A male, walking along the roadway, was checked on by Deputy Painter. The male, identified as Darren Mallett,  advised he was walking from Beverly, Ohio to Ripley, West Virginia.  Deputy Painter asked Mallett if he would like a ride, and he replied yes.  Mallett was told that his person and backpack would have to be searched, prior to giving him a ride, which Mallett consented to.  While searching the backpack there were numerous containers of pastries.   A ride was given to Mallett to Belpre Township.  Deputy Painter, being familiar with a case in reference to the theft of pastries from a food truck, asked Mallett if he had broken into the food truck, as he also matched the description of the individual, as well as the packaging of the pastries he was in possession of.  Mallett admitted to being the person that committed the offense at Lisa’s Sweet Stop, 212 Fifth Street, Beverly, OH. 
Mallett was asked, prior to going to the Washington County Jail, if he had anything on him which was illegal and he admitted to having marihuana seeds and a “bowl” in his jacket pocket. Deputy Painter recovered 33 marihuana seeds and a glass pipe from Mallett.  Darren Michael Mallett, age 21, 321 Oak Street, Zanesville, OH,  was placed under arrest for theft, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs. Mallett was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.  

On 4 Nov 2020 Deputy Peters began an investigation into an attempted burglary.  This case remains under investigation.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Wednesday 4 Nov 2020 and Thursday 5 Nov 2020:

Corey Allen Lighty, age 28, 1267 Caroline Avenue, Columbus, OH,  possession of fentanyl and possession of drugs, both felonies.

Kiara Dale Billiter, age 21, 373 Friendly Hill Road, Friendly, WV,  possession of drugs and possession of fentanyl, both felonies.

Darren Michael Mallett, age 21, 321 Oak Street, Zanesville, OH,  theft, a felony, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs, both misdemeanors.

Chase Dominick West, age 25, 101 W Montgomery Street, Marietta, OH,  contributing to unruliness, littering, criminal trespass and obstructing official business, all misdemeanors.

Jeffrey Michael Peer, age 19, 105 Dudley Avenue, Marietta, OH, trafficking in drugs and receiving stolen property, both felonies.

There are currently 19 female inmates and 76 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.