NEWS RELEASES 6 JAN 2021


On 1 Jan 2021 while on patrol on SR 7 near Farson Street, Belpre, OH, Deputy Painter observed a vehicle with an equipment defect.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Jacob A. Marshall, age 27, 29524 Sawyer Run Road, Coolville, OH, was cited for driving under suspension, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On 1 Jan 2021 Deputy Johnson issued a citation to Deron A. Quesinberry, 409 Virginia Street, Marietta, OH, for driving under suspension.

On 2 Jan 2021 Sgt. Parks responded to a reported death in New Matamoras, OH. 

On 3 Jan 2021 while working the Washington County Jail, 101 Westview Ave, Marietta, OH,  C/O Davis noticed part of a plastic cover on a water fountain was missing.  After conducting the investigation, Lt. Reeder charged Joshua Eric Burkhart, age 32, 655 Goose Run Road, Marietta, OH, with vandalism and possession of deadly weapons. 

On 3 Jan 2021 Deputy Kehl was dispatched to Neff Ridge Road, Marietta, OH, to a report of theft from Leonard Hamilton’s property.  Numerous individuals were at the property muzzleloader hunting.  The hunters observed a trailer beside Hamilton’s pole building loaded with steel casing.  After advising Hamilton of this, he advised he knew nothing of this taking place and was on his way to the property.  From information received from the hunters, Deputy Kehl determined Tyrone Fry was the suspect.  The vehicle registration on the vehicle was checked with dispatch, finding it registered to Tyrone Fry.  After completing the investigation Deputy Kehl requested a warrant for the arrest of Tyrone Anthony Fry, age 35, 307 Upper Fifteenmile Creek Road, Wingett Run, OH, on a charge of theft, breaking and entering and criminal damaging.  The warrant was received from Marietta Municipal Court and on 6 Jan 2021 Fry was arrested and processed into the Washington County Jail.

On 3 Jan 2021 Deputy Johnson began an investigation into a domestic incident in Adams Township.  In speaking with all parties involved this was determined to be unfounded.

On 3 Jan 2021 Deputy Crum began an investigation into a breaking and entering at an abandoned residence.  This case remains under investigation.

On 3 Jan 2021 Deputy Young and Lt McPeek responded to Echo Valley Road, Waterford, OH, to a report of Allen Patterson and Tara Riley being involved in a fight.  After completing the investigation it was determined that both Tara Anita Riley, age 42, 391 Echo Valley Road, and Allen Lewis Patterson, age 44, 391 Echo Valley Road, were cited for disorderly conduct. 

On 4 Jan 2021 Deputy Gainer and Sgt. McKee responded to 106 Meadowcrest Lane, Belpre, OH, to a report of screaming between James and Jolene Venham. After meeting with James, he advised the argument was his fault and that he was in Jolene’s face multiple times.  Also stated was that James held Jolene down and attempted to strike her with his head.  James E. Venham, age 42, 2310 Norris Avenue, Belpre, OH,  was charged with one count of domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.                   

On 4 Jan 2021 Deputy Aultman was dispatched to 1308 Williamson Avenue, Apt. 1F, New Matamoras, OH, to a report of a car being stolen.  After completing the investigation and the vehicle being returned to the owner, the victim did not wish to pursue charges in this investigation.

There  are currently 14 female inmates and 78 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.