WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 26 APR 2021


On 23 Apr 2021 at approximately 1901 hours Sgt. Parks was dispatched to 14350 State Route 555, Cutler, OH, in reference to Matthew Rooney beating up a juvenile.  Rooney advised the juvenile shook a music stand at him.  Rooney thought the juvenile was going to make it into a weapon, as he/she was holding it like a rifle.  After conducting the investigation and speaking with all witnesses to the incident, Sgt. Parks placed Matthew Allen Rooney, age 42, under arrest for domestic violence. 

On 25 Apr 2021 Deputy Young began an investigation into a stolen vehicle.  This case remains under investigation.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between 23 Apr 2021 and 25 Apr 2021:

Tashara Unique Byrd, age 29, Cleveland, OH, possession of drugs, three counts, 2 felonies and 1 misdemeanor.

Paul Charles Wright, age 33, Marietta, OH, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, domestic violence, falsification and criminal damaging, all misdemeanors.

Joshua David Murphy, age 32, Torch, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Rebecca Dawn Sparks, age 38, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Mark Andrew Lowers, age 28, Vincent, OH, driving under suspension and no seatbelt, both misdemeanors.

Matthew Allen Rooney, age 42, Cutler, OH, domestic violence, a felony.

Ronald Lee Kesner, Parkersburg, WV, carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a felony.

Leah Ann Hardman, Marietta, OH, OVI, reckless operation and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors.

Cody Jay Wriston, age 28, Marietta, OH, breach of recognizance, a felony.

Elijah Ishmael Reid Williams, age 28, West Orange, NJ, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, 4 counts unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, all felonies.

There are currently 23 female inmates and 73 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.