WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 13 APR 2021


On 9 Apr 2021 Sgt. McGilton became aware of a relationship between Derick Wilson and a 14-year-old female.  Wilson admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with the female from February to date.  Derick Edwin Wilson, age, 18, 1768 Smith Road, Vincent, OH, was arrested and processed into the Washington County Jail on a charge of  unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.  

On 9 Apr 2021 Sgt. Brown responded to Edmar Avenue, Marietta, OH, in reference to chickens being loose on the property. Deputy Brown was advised the chickens belonging to Jessica N Knapp were loose on the neighboring property.  Knapp advised while she was cleaning the chicken coop she left them roaming free and forgot to place them back in the coop before going inside.  Knapp stated when notified the chickens were loose she collected them and put them back on her property.  A summons is being requested for Knapp on a charge of animals at large.

On 10 Apr 2021 Deputy Young responded to Par Mar Gas Station, 26960 SR 7, Marietta, OH, to begin an investigation into stolen gas.  This case remains under investigation.

On 10 April 2021 Deputy Kehl was dispatched to 80 Little Eight Mile Road to a report that Paul C. Wright  was out of control and damaging a vehicle.  Deputies met with witnesses at the scene, however Wright had run into the woods just before law enforcement arrival.  After completing the investigation Deputy Kehl placed Paul Charles Wright, age 33, 27830 SR 7, Marietta, OH, under arrest, charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging. 

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between 12 Apr 2021 and 13 Apr 2021:

William Chase Foss, age 29, Beverly, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Myles Lealand Merew, age 42, Belpre, OH, violate protection order, a misdemeanor.

Velinda Bernice Berga, age 22, New Matamoras, OH, probation violation, a felony.

There  are currently 25 female inmates and 76 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.