WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 19 FEB 2021


On 12 Feb 2021 Sgt. McGilton began an investigation into telecommunications harassment.  This case remains under investigation.

On 13 Feb 2021 Deputy Johnson met with Jason L. Bartimus and confirmed an active warrant for Grand Theft Auto.  A charge of fugitive from justice was filed on Bartimus, age 45, 2346 Sealey Ridge Road, Vincent, OH, and Bartimus was transported to the Washington County Jail. 

On 17 Feb 2021 Deputy Tullius filed charges of failure to verify an address on  Roy James Campbell III, age 34.  Campbell was convicted on 9 Nov 2011 of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the 4th degree.  Campbell is classified by the court as a Tier II Sexual Offender, which requires Campbell verify his residence in person by a specific date.  Campbell was due for his semi-annual verification on 19 Dec 2020 and failed to verify his residence.

On 17 Feb 2021 at approximately 1201 hrs. Deputy Kehl along with the Newport Squad were dispatched to 300 Broadway Avenue, New Matamoras, OH, to a report that Richard Hewitt III was overdosing on drugs.  Hewitt was reportedly unconscious, but was starting to regain consciousness.  Deputy Kehl was advised that Hewitt had flushed  a bag of suspected heroin, prior to his arrival.  Hewitt stated he did not know why the squad was at the residence, and that he did not overdose.  Deputy Kehl noted Hewitt’s appearance and behavior was consistent with an overdose.  When asked what he had “flushed” Hewitt advised a bag of “drugs”.  A small child was also present at the time of this investigation.  A summons is being requested for Hewitt, age 44, on a charge of tampering with evidence and endangering children. 

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Tuesday 16 Feb 2021 and Thursday 18 Feb 2021:

Sierah Louise Caldwell, age 18, Marietta, OH, attempted murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence, all felonies.

Keith Allen Drake, age 34, Newport, OH, contempt of court, a misdemeanor.

Le Antoine Deshawn Glover, age 31, Akron, OH, driving under suspension, a misdemeanor.

Lance Michael Nivenm, age 29, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Joseph Vernon Turpin, age 22, Vincent, OH, having weapons while under disability, a felony.

Melissa Ann Tanley, age 34, Marietta, OH, theft, a misdemeanor.

Jonathan Douglas Dotson, age 34, New Martinsville, WV, theft, drug paraphernalia, OVI, left of center, and no seatbelt, all misdemeanors.

Scott Lee Carpenter, age 58, Marietta, OH,  theft and receiving stolen property, both felonies.

There  are currently 16 female inmates and 81 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.