WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 24 FEB 2021


On 21 Feb 2021 Deputy Peters began an investigation into a juvenile that was bitten by a dog. This case remains under investigation. 

On 21 Feb 2021 Sgt. McConnell met with Cylus Reynolds, Waterford, OH, in reference to a burglary where a computer was stolen.  This case remains under investigation.

On 22 Feb 2021 Deputy Martin issued a citation to Joseph Michael, Belpre, OH, for driving on an expired license. 

On 22 Feb 2021 Deputy Kehl was dispatched to 112 Knox Street, Unit 24, Marietta, OH, on a report of Colton R. Balderson being at the address, and there being active felony warrants for his arrest.  Balderson was observed in bed, and the other individuals present were needing his cooperation.  Balderson was asked to dress and step out into the hallway.  Balderson approached the hallway with Deputy Kehl  and slammed the entrance door to the apartment shut, and locked same.  Balderson also pushed an individual out of the way to enable his escape.  Balderson was seen running towards the rear of the apartment, at which time Deputy Kehl gave several verbal commands to stop.  Deputy Kehl was unable to apprehend Balderson.  A warrant was requested and issued for Colton R. Balderson, age 32, 112 Knox Street, Marietta, OH, on a charge of unlawful restraint and obstruction of official business. 

On 22 Feb 2021 Deputy Kehl began an investigation into a burglary/theft in Grandview Township.  This case remains under investigation.

On 22 Feb 2021 Deputy Young was dispatched to 318 Main Street, Lowell, OH, to a report of Colton Robert Ishmael causing a disturbance. Deputies responded to the area and Ishmael had left the residence prior to our arrival. Ishmael was located near the residence and questioned about the complaint. Ishmael was advised a search of his property would need to be completed in order to give him a ride in the patrol vehicle.  Ishmael was asked if he had anything in his pockets and he stated a phone, keys, money and a couple lighters.  When asked if he had any drugs, Ishmael stated marijuana. A baggie containing a green leafy substance was located, with Ishmael identifying as marijuana. The baggy and marijuana was weighed (4.29 grams) and taken as evidence.  A citation was issued to Ishmael, age 28, for possession of drugs. 

On 22 Feb 2021 Deputy Gainer met with Trenton Sayre, 1924 SR 550, Cutler, OH, in reference to items stolen from his vehicle.  This case remains under investigation.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Monday 22 Feb 2021 and Tuesday 23 Feb 2021:

Gary Wayne Eavey, age 46, Charlottesville, VA,  possession of drugs, a felony.

Phillip Joseph Bair, II, age 27, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Steven Donald Lent, age 63, Lowell, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Matthew Jacob Trezza, age 25, Parkersburg, WV,  driving under suspension, contempt of court, and failure to control, a misdemeanor.

There  are currently 11 female inmates and 65 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.