WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 30 Jul 2021


On 28 Jul 2021 Lt Hunter responded to the Washington County Jail, 101 Westview Avenue, Marietta, Ohio, to a report of Steven Fox assaulting 2 jail employees.  Fox was reported to have been acting belligerent in a jail cell before being brought into the facility.  Fox was told several times to sit down and listen to the jail staff.  Fox continued in his behavior, attempting to break the window all the while cursing at the staff.   The staff advised Fox to calm down or he would be placed in a restraint chair, at which time he stated that he would assault whoever tried to do that.  2 corrections officers entered the cell to place Fox in the chair, due to his behavior.  Fox immediately kicked one CO in the leg multiple times and spit in the face of the other CO.  Fox continued kicking whoever came near him, with him finally being placed in the restraint chair.   Steven Emory Fox, age 49,  104 Washington Street, Marietta, OH, was charged with harassment by inmate as well as assault.  

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail on 29 Jul 2021 :

Chad Allan Norton, age 37, Parkersburg, WV, drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Thurman William Perdue, age 47, Marietta, OH, possession of drugs and probation violation, both felonies.

Christopher Joe White, age 24, Adamsville, OH, sex offender failure to register change of address, a felony.

There are currently 26 female inmates and 101 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.