WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 24 AUG 2021


On 22 Aug 21 Deputies were dispatched to 105 Melody Lane, Marietta Township, to a report of screaming and a male going through the yard chasing a white car. Screaming could be heard when approaching the residence, finding Deane Beck screaming at Rebecca Lanning.  Beck was escorted outside to speak with officers.  Beck advised he was agitated with Lanning. Lanning states that upon returning home Beck forcefully grabbed her and pulled her from the vehicle.  Beck was advised that he was being arrested for domestic violence.  Beck became agitated with officers when asked to stand up and place his hands behind his back.  Numerous commands were given to Beck and he still refused to do as he was asked.  Deputies attempted to handcuff Beck, while he actively resisted.  Beck was finally placed under arrest.  Deane Allen Beck, Jr., age 41, was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail, charged with one count domestic violence and resisting arrest.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 23 Aug 2021:

Earl Dean Griffin, II, age 45, Marietta, OH, possessing drug abuse instruments, contempt of court, obstructing official business, all misdemeanors, and possession of drugs, a felony.

There are currently 20 female inmates and 92 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.