WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 28 DEC 2020


On 19 Dec 2020 Deputy Johnson responded to Par Mar, 100 Fifth Street, Beverly, OH, in reference to the theft of candy.  Personnel advised Steven Hinton stole unknown candy this morning at approximately 0530 hours. A review of surveillance camera(s) revealed Hinton putting a yellow and orange item in his left coat pocket while in the candy aisle.  Deputy Johnson responded to Hinton’s residence, 607 Center Street, Beverly, OH, and asked Hinton about the incident.  Hinton was unsure why he took the item but did admit he took a Reece’s peanut butter cup candy bar.  Hinton, age 52, was advised that a summons would be requested for him for theft through Marietta Municipal Court and that he was not to return to the business. 

On 21 Dec 2020 Deputy Aultman responded to Liberty Township to a report of a storage shed being broken into.  This case remains under investigation. 

On 21 Dec  2020 Sgt. McConnell responded to 130 Greene Street, upper apartment,  Newport, OH, to a criminal damage complaint.  It was reported that Christopher McCutcheon broke the door to this apartment.  It was further reported that McCutcheon, who lives in the downstairs apartment, was possibly upset about the noise from upstairs.  Due to the damage of the door the door was unable to be locked.  McCutcheon stated he went to the residence to talk about the noise and when he hit the door a few times it came open.  McCutcheon was advised the door jamb was broke and it was a recent break.  The value of the damage was listed at $175.  A summons is being requested for Christopher L. McCutcheon, age 37, 130 Greene Street, Lower Apartment, Newport, OH, for disorderly conduct and criminal damaging. 

On 23 Dec 2020 Deputy Young met with James Stalnaker, St. Mary’s, WV, reference to a storage building entering at 38841 SR 7, Newport, OH, and numerous items being stolen.  This case remains under investigation.

On 23 Dec 2020 at approximately 2228 hours Sgt. Parks was dispatched to Williams Street, Marietta, OH, to a report of Benjamin Levi Zartman pushing another individual.  Sgt. Parks was advised that Zartman lived there, in the basement, temporarily.  Zartman was asked to turn the television and he got up off of the couch and pushed the victim.  He was again asked to turn the television down, and this is when he pushed the victim much harder and he/she fell on a mattress and box springs laying on the floor. Sgt. Parks made contact with Zartman in a nearby field as he was fleeing from law enforcement.   Benjamin Levi Zartman, age 27, was arrested on one count of domestic violence and was transported to the Washington County Jail.  

On 24 Dec 2020 Deputy Kehl was dispatched in reference to an individual having unwanted contact with Joshua S Gibson, Parkersburg, WV.  After completing the investigation it was determined that a summons would be requested for Joshua S Gibson, age, 36, 2202 Staunton Avenue, Parkersburg, WV, on a charge of telecommunications harassment, through Marietta Municipal Court. 

On 24 Dec 2020 at approximately 2030 hrs. Sgt. Parks was dispatched to Railroad Street, Whipple, OH, to a report of Terry Vaughn Callihan, needing medical attention.  Callihan was located and it was determined he had been drinking at a local establishment and upon returning home was beaten up by four individuals.  At the conclusion of the investigation it was determined that a summons would be requested for Callihan, age 54, 60 Railroad Street, Whipple, OH, on a charge of disorderly conduct. 

On 26 Dec 2020 Deputy Brown and Sgt. McKee responded to a report of Jeana Lee Christy stabbing her husband, Matthew Way.  Way explained Christy was in a drunken state when an argument began between them. Way stated Christy struck him with an unknown item on the head and along his arms. Christy denied causing any harm to Way. Christy, age 38, 1045 Sandhill Road, Lot 29, Marietta, OH,  was transported to the hospital, where she was later medically cleared and then placed under arrest for domestic violence.    

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 24 Dec 2020 and Monday 28 Dec 2020:

Matthew Edward Lang, IV, age 40 , 50120 State Route 7, New Matamoras, OH, OVI (2 counts), contempt of court, all misdemeanors.

Shawn Eugene Covey, age 43, 713 Green Street, Apt. A, Marietta, OH,  disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Jeana Lee Christy, age 38, 1042 Sandhill Road, Marietta, OH,  domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Zachary Kyle Blum, age 31, homeless,  escape, illegal conveyance of drugs, failure to comply, possession of drugs, all felonies, faulty exhaust, failure to control, driving under suspension, fictitious plates, reckless operation and speed, all misdemeanors.

Angelo Antonio Vance, Jr.,  age 31,  628 Front Street, Marietta, OH, possession of fentanyl, a felony.

Abby Gayle Little, age 30, 1407 Station Drive, St. Mary’s, WV,  theft, a misdemeanor.

Shawn Lee Whittekind, age 43, 233 Broughton Avenue, Marietta, OH,  parole violation, a felony.

There are currently 13 female inmates and 66 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.