WCSONEWS RELEASES 1 FEB 2021


On 29 Jan 2021 at approximately 0015 hours Nathan Corey Strickler, age 33, 1454 Rector Road, Parkersburg, WV,  was brought to the Washington County Jail.  During the initial pat down of Strickler, he was asked if he had anything in/or on him that could be construed as illegal.  Strickler was advised to surrender such item(s), or he could be charged with conveyance. Strickler did not surrender anything at that time.  Once the pat down was completed Strickler was taken to the booking area and at one point Strickler advised he did in fact have something concealed in his body cavity. Prior to retrieving the item, Strickler advised it was heroin, and he then produced the item  The package was later placed in evidence and the weight was 2.8 grams. Strickler was charged with illegal conveyance, tampering with evidence and possession of drugs. 

On 27 Jan 2021 Lt. Hunter was dispatched to Rhino Storage, 1306 Pike Street, Marietta, OH, to an incident of disorderly conduct.  It was reported that Christopher Collins came into the storage unit’s office and was making small talk with office personnel.  Collins asked to use the restroom, which he was allowed to do.  Once Collins exited the restroom he was dressed in a pair of women’s yoga pants and was rubbing himself in plain view of the personnel.  Collins made several derogatory statements as well as asking personal questions.  Collins was located and he admitted that he likes to frequently cross-dress in women’s clothing.  Collins apologized for statements he made to the office personnel.  A summons for disorderly conduct is being requested through Marietta Municipal Court for Christopher O. Collins, age 29, 1209 County House Lane, Apt. H, Marietta, OH, for disorderly conduct.

On 28 Jan 2021 Lt. Hunter began an investigation into the misuse of a credit card.  This case remains under investigation.

On 28 Jan 2021 Deputy Peters met with James Ritchey who reported Kirk Slider using his company credit card to purchase gas for his personal vehicle.  After viewing video footage, Slider was determined to be using the credit card for his personal vehicle on 20 Jan 2021 and 21 Jan 2021.  Slider was interviewed and he admitted to using the credit card without permission to purchase gas for his personal vehicle.    A summons is being requested through Marietta Municipal Court for Kirk Russell Slider, age 27, 26935 SR 7, Marietta, OH, for theft. 

On 28 Jan 2021 Deputy Aultman completed a traffic crash report on private property, Warren Township.

On 28 Jan 2021 Deputy Peters completed a traffic crash report on private property, Lawrence Township.

On 29 Jan 2021 Deputy Johnson began an investigation into a bad check passed at Par Mar, State Route 7, Marietta, OH.  This case remains under investigation.

On 29 Jan 2021 Deputy Gainer began an investigation into a theft in Little Hocking, OH.  This case remains under investigation.

On 29 Jan 2021 at approximately 0022 hours Nathan Corey Strickler was brought to the Washington County Jail.  Jail personnel received paperwork from the Magistrate Court of Wood County, WV, for the arrest of Strickler on a charge of manufacture, deliver or possession with intent; to wit fentanyl.  Booking records were checked with the information on the warrant finding Strickler to be the person wanted.  Strickler, age 33, 1454 Rector Road, Parkersburg, WV, was charged with being a fugitive from justice.

There  are currently 15 female inmates and 76 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.