NEWS RELEASES 12 JAN 2021



On 10 Jan 2021 Deputy Gainer began an investigation into vehicles being entered in the Dunham and Belpre Township areas.  This case remains under investigation.

On 10 Jan 2021 Deputy Gainer met with Tyler Hearn, State Route 555, Cutler, OH, who reported a side by side removed from his yard.  This is a Polaris 800S Razor.  This case remains under investigation.

On 10 Jan 2021 Deputy Peters was dispatched to 912 Park Avenue, Beverly, OH, in reference to Jessica Strode sending threatening text messages to Cindy Strode.  Jessica met with deputies and advised she only made conditional threats and no direct threats to harm Cindy.  Jessica Fawn Strode, age 36, 600 Ullman Street, Beverly, OH, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 11 Jan 2021 Corrections Staff was escorting Jessica Fawn Strode, age 36, 206 Seventh Street, Beverly, OH,  while she was an inmate at the Washington County Jail.  Strode was being combative and not adhering to jail rules or commands, continuing to kick the cell door.  Officers were attempting to place Strode in a restraint chair when she pulled away and shoved one Officer to the ground.  A charge of assault was filed on Strode.

On 12 Jan 2021 Sgt. Parks along with numerous deputies responded to 331 Hill Road, Cutler, OH, in an attempt to arrest Jeremy O’Brien on an outstanding warrant.  Tammy Renee Erac, aka: Vangorden, came to the door and identified herself as Tammy O’Brien.  Erac allowed deputies inside the home and permission to search was obtained by another occupant.  Deputies were advised that O’Brien hadn’t been there since the past Sunday when deputies were there.  A vehicle that O’Brien is known to operate was parked there and a shotgun was found inside that vehicle.  After completing the investigation Erac, age 43, was placed under arrest and charged with obstructing official business.

There  are currently 14 female inmates and 73 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.