WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 8 SEPT 2021
On 29 Aug 2021 Deputy Martin began an investigation into a financial scam carried out and funds released to subject(s). This occurred in Dunham Township. This case remains under investigation.
On 29 Aug 2021 Deputy Young began an investigation into a break in at the softball field in Warren Township. This case remains under investigation.
On 29 Aug 2021 deputies were dispatched to the 7000 block of Muskingum River Road, Adams Township, after receiving a 911 call from a female stating her friend was in the water and wouldn’t get out. The caller hung up and dispatch was unable to make contact back. Deputies made contact with witnesses who stated Jessica Withrow jumped in the river and would not come out. Deputies observed a female in the river and ordered her to come out, however she refused, advising she was fine and began to swim away from the dock. When asked if she had been drinking, Withrow stated yes. Deputies walked down the road closer to her location, again ordering her to exit the water. Withrow came to the shore, but stated she was unable to exit. Multiple orders to exit the water were given to Withrow which she continued to ignore, stating she would swim back to the dock. Withrow was ordered not to swim back to the dock, for safety reasons, as this would be upstream and out of our view. Withrow continued to swim away from the deputies and back in the direction of the docks. At the docks, deputies continued ordering Withrow out of the water. Withrow was advised to use the steps on a nearby boat to exit the water. Withrow kept asking if officers were going to shoot her and if they were mad. Withrow was advised no, but that she was going to jail. Withrow then swam away from the dock again. At that time a deputy entered the water and swam towards Withrow for approximately 300 yards. The deputy continued to order Withrow out of the water, and to swim towards the deputy, with her cussing at the deputy and swimming away from him. Due to the strong currents of the river, the deputy exited the water and as the fire/squad personnel arrived on scene. The Lowell Adams Volunteer Fire department members used a boat to remove Withrow from the water. Withrow had entered the water on the west side of the Muskingum River, however was rescued on the opposite shore of the river. Withrow was checked by the squad personnel and upon being advised she would be placed under arrest, Withrow laughed and asked if deputies were serious. Deputies took ahold of Withrow’s arm to handcuff her and she began resisting, pulling away from officers. Deputies gained control of Withrow and placed her in handcuffs and secured her in the back seat of the patrol vehicle. Withrow continued being disruptive on the way to the jail, yelling and cussing, kicking the partition divider, saying she wanted to die. While en route to the jail, Withrow’s seatbelt sounded like it was being unbuckled and Withrow was no longer visible in the mirror, but could be heard moving around. Sgt. Schwendeman stopped the vehicle due to Withrow’s comments, to ensure she was not attempting to harm herself. Deputy Schwendeman opened the rear door and when doing so Withrow, who was laying down on the seat, began rapidly kicking him. Several of the kicks struck in the thighs and arms, however, while trying to control her legs, one of the kicks struck him in the forehead. Other deputies stopped to assist and were able to restrain Withrow again and continued to the jail with Withrow, who continued to yell and kick, as well as beating her head against the divider several times. Withrow began apologizing, saying she was sorry and asked if she hurt the deputy. Once at the jail, Withrow was placed in the restraint chair due to her continued combative behavior. Withrow initially refused to submit to a PBT, but eventually complied with the results being .145. Jessica Ann Withrow, age 23, homeless, was charged with resisting arrest, assault on a peace officer, inducing panic, obstructing official business and criminal trespass.
On 30 Aug 2021 Deputy Peters began an investigation into a stolen firearm from a residence in Salem Township. This case remains under investigation.
The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between 2 Sep 2021 and 6 Sep 2021:
Joshua Ray Barton, age 40, Coolville, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.
Preston Vern Archie, age 29, Greenwood, SC, 2 counts endangering children, probation violation, all misdemeanors, domestic violence, a felony.
Ashley Marie Reynolds, age 34, Marietta, OH, assault, a misdemeanor.
Janie Dawn Wise, age 46, Little Hocking, OH, possession of drugs, a felony.
Andrea Nicole Beaver, age 35, Vincent, OH, contempt of court.
Ryan Patrick Barkley, age 34, Fleming, OH, domestic violence, OVI, failure to control and probation violation, all misdemeanors, failure to comply, a felony.
Eric Ryan Wood, age 36, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
David Lynn Graves, age 38, Dickinson, TX, using weapons while intoxicated and OVI, both misdemeanors.
Angela Stephanie Diane Johnson, age 47, Marietta, OH, inducing panic, a misdemeanor.
Matthew Edwin Deem, age 40, Belpre, OH, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.
Isstane Alcuriya Germany, age 23, Huntington, WV, driving under suspension, a misdemeanor.
James Ryan Andrews, age 36 , Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a felony.
Alicia Dawn Miller, age 37, Marietta, OH, theft, criminal trespass, possessing drug abuse instruments and receiving stolen property, all misdemeanors.
Matthew Thomas Sandy, age 38, Reno, OH, domestic violence, a felony.
Robert Jonathan Huffman, age 40, Marietta, OH, criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, and theft of a motor vehicle, a felony.
Minnie Florence Griffin, age 46, Parkersburg, WV, falsification and contempt of court, both misdemeanors.
Casey Troy Carpenter, age 25, Lowell, OH, nonsupport of dependents.
There are currently 19 female inmates and 93 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.