WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 1 JUN 2021
On 23 May 2021 Deputy Gainer began an investigation into trespassing in Belpre Township. This case remains under investigation.
On 24 May 2021 Deputies Hall and Tullius were patrolling State Route 7 south in reference to a report of a white Chevy truck having a stolen license plate, which belonged to the caller. Deputies located a vehicle matching the description in which the driver of the truck drove in an evasive manner behind a business, parking in between two other vehicles. The driver was identified as William Kauff and he stated the license plates on the vehicle belonged to another individual. Kauff also admitted to methamphetamine being in the truck, along with other drug paraphernalia, which was located and secured as evidence. William Edward Kauff Jr., age 44, Gallipolis, WV, was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail. Kauff was charged with possession of methamphetamine, drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.
On 25 May 2021 Deputy Crum responded to Reynolds Landscaping, Drag Strip Road, Belpre, OH, in reference to stolen catalytic converters. This case remains under investigation.
On 25 May 2021 deputies were dispatched to Turkey Hollow Road, Cutler, OH, to a report of Erick Brooks being intoxicated and out of control. Brooks had been in a verbal altercation with another individual. Brooks was warned to cease his actions when Officers were there at approximately 1925 hrs. Later on deputies were dispatched to the same location to a disturbance. Erick James Brooks, age 32, 1576 Turkey Hollow Road, Cutler, OH, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail. Brooks was charged with disorderly conduct. Once at the jail Brooks was given a PBT test where he tested 0.120 PBT.
The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail from 27 May 2021 to 31 May 2021:
Chadwick Lynn Smearman, age 40, Marietta, OH, parole violation, a felony, hitch skip and reckless operation, both misdemeanors.
Morgan McKenzie Hale, age 24, Marietta, OH, assault, a misdemeanor.
Shawn Michael Mulligan, age 39, Belpre, OH, theft, a misdemeanor.
Norma Louella Perine, age 45, drug paraphernalia, Belmont County, and obstructing official business, a misdemeanor..
Robert Lee Brown, age 91, Little Hocking, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
Travis Eugene Williams, age 24, Reedsville, OH, probation violation, violating a protection order and domestic violence, all misdemeanors.
Travis Allen Scarbrough, age 23, Parkersburg, WV, aggravated menacing and criminal damaging, both misdemeanors.
Matthew Jacob Trezza, age 25, Parkersburg, WV, criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.
Robert Wayland Patterson, age 38, Belpre, OH, breach of recognizance and littering, both misdemeanors.
Haley Ashton Jett, age 29, Belpre, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
Willard Troy Perine, age 51, OVI and drug paraphernalia, both Belmont County charges.
Walter Richard McBride II, age 32, Marietta, OH, animals at large, a misdemeanor.
Dylan James Sack, age 24, Silver Creek, NY, OVI and stop light violation, both misdemeanors.
Jaden Franklin Bird, age 25, St. Mary’s, WV, burglary, a felony.
Cody Montell Knotts, age 30, Marietta, OH, driving under suspension and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.
Daniel Wayne Goldsmith, age 30, Marietta, OH, theft and contempt of court, both misdemeanors.
There are currently 23 female inmates and 88 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.