WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 8 MAR 2021


On 28 Feb 2021 Deputy Martin issued a citation to Joshua Muntz, 15 Julian Street, Newport, OH, for driving under suspension.

On 2 Mar 2021 Deputy Peters began an investigation into a financial scam in Muskingum Township.  This case remains under investigation.

On 2 Mar 2021 at approximately 1630 hours Deputy Peters spoke to employees at Hometown Honda that recovered a driver’s license belonging to Wesley Lockhart.  Lockhart stated he received a phone call today from an employee with Hometown Honda stating they had found his driver’s license in the parking lot. While Lockhart was en route to Hometown Honda he looked and noted that he had his license. Lockhart was able to identify that the license was a fake one that someone had printed off and taped to a Hometown Honda gift card. Lockhart stated he was just there on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021, to make a purchase, and a copy of his license was made by the employee there.  Upon reviewing the video footage where Lockhart was there, Terry Williams can be observed picking up a copy of Lockhart’s driver’s license which was printed out on the printer.  Williams met with Deputy Peters and admitted to making an extra copy of the license and affixing to an old gift card.  Williams could not give an answer as to why he would do that.  Terry Austin Williams, age 24,  1337 New England Ridge Road, Washington, WV, will be summoned into Marietta Municipal Court on a charge of forgery.

On 4 Mar 2021 Sgt. Parks began an investigation into a financial scam in Marietta Township.  This case remains under investigation.

On 5 Mar 2021 Deputy Crum began an investigation into a financial scam in Dunham Township.  This case remains under investigation.

On 5 Mar 2021 Lt. Hunter responded to Pioneer Automall Collision Center in reference to catalytic converters being removed from two separate vehicles.  This case remains under investigation.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between Thursday 4 Mar 2021 and Monday 8 Mar 2021:

Paul Kenneth Christopher, age 51, Belpre, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Amber Dawn Starcher, age 23, Marietta, OH,  domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Rebecca Jo Craven, age 27, Belpre, OH,  probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Yvonne Marie Brandt, age 36, Lancaster, OH,  driving under the influence of alcohol .204 of 1% or more, a felony, OVI and improper window tint, both misdemeanors.

Nicole Jane Wenzel, age 34, Caldwell, OH, nonsupport of dependents.

Derek Jerome Waterman, age 27, Lowell, OH, domestic violence, 2 counts, both felonies.

Casey Troy Carpenter, age 24, Lowell, OH, domestic violence, criminal damaging and drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

Stephen Robert Baker, Jr., age 35, Marietta, OH,  probation violation, a misdemeanor.

There  are currently 14 female inmates and 56 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.