On 2 Feb 2021 deputies and detectives with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into alleged child abuse involving Johnathan Lee Arthurs, age 28, 16 Calder Ridge Road, Belpre, Ohio.  Juveniles were interviewed in which they disclosed during January 2021 Arthurs had punched them in the throat, struck them boards, and biting, leaving a bruise.  Arthurs was placed under arrest and charged with domestic violence and child endangering.

On 2 Feb 2021 Deputy Brown began an investigation at 15725 SR 821, Macksburg, OH, regarding a breaking and entering.  This case remains under investigation.

On 2 Feb 2021 Deputy Crum began an investigation into fighting.  After completing the investigation Delbert Daniel Cain, age 45, 100 Simpson Street, Marietta, OH, and Felicia C. Jackson, age 39, 300 Alderman Street, Marietta, OH, were summoned into Marietta Municipal Court on a charge of disorderly conduct. 

On 2 Feb 2021 deputies responded to 5355 State Route 26, Marietta, OH, to attempt a warrant on John A. Givens.  A camper was located at the back of the property and contact with a male outside the camper was made.  The male came out and surrendered to deputies without incident, advising he was John Givens.  A search of Given’s person revealed Buprenorphine and Naloxone Sublingual Film strips in his pockets.  John Aaron Givens, age 40, 100 Linwood Avenue, Lot B, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of drugs.  Givens was transported to the Washington County Jail.

There  are currently 15 female inmates and 74 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.