WCSO NEWS RELEASES FOR 10 SEPT 2021


On 2 Sep 2021 Deputy Stillson investigated a traffic accident at 1310 Pike Street.  Eden Short, Marietta, OH, was leaving the parking lot at this location when his 2019 Chevrolet made contact with a Mongoose bike being operated by Jory Clark, Marietta, OH.

On 2 Sep 2021 Deputy Gainer was dispatched to a reported domestic incident in  Barlow Township.  It was reported that Ryan Barkley had punched and kicked through a bedroom door and struck a subject at the residence.  Contact was made and after completing the investigation it was determined that charges would be filed and an arrest attempted on Barkley.  Barkley had left the residence before officers could make contact with him.  Charges of domestic violence were pending on Ryan Patrick Barkley, age 34, 207 Reese Road, Fleming, OH, while officers searched the area for him.

On 2 Sep 2021 at approximately 2154 hours, Sgt. Schwendeman was patrolling the area of Reese Road Barlow Township for Ryan Patrick Barkley, a suspect in a domestic violence incident.  Barkley left the residence and was reportedly driving a 2016 Polaris RZR in the area. Sgt. Schwendeman was notified that Barkley was seen heading toward his location.  Sgt. Schwendeman observed the RZR coming southbound toward him so he activated the emergency lights and stopped in the roadway. The RZR nearly struck the front of the cruiser and went off the roadway into the yard on Reese Road in an apparent attempt to evade the deputy. The RZR got back on the roadway and accelerated rapidly down Reese Road, and then onto State Route 550.  Visual contact was lost with the RZR at that time.  At approximately 2210 hours the RZR was located crashed on Stone Quarry Road, Barlow Township, and Barkley was located.  Barkley was identified as the same driver of the RZR that deputies were pursuing.  A strong odor of alcoholic beverage was detected on Barkley, along with his eyes being extremely glassy and bloodshot. There were numerous empty beer bottles and cans in and around the RZR.  Barkley stated he did not recall seeing the cruiser with the lights, or going around it and through a yard.  Barkley said he crashed while trying to avoid hitting a deer which jumped out in front of him. When asked how much he had to drink, Barkley replied approximately 10 beers. When asked to perform standard field sobriety tests, Barkley stated, “I’m under the influence, I’ll already tell you that.”  Barkley also admitted that he should not be drinking.  Ryan Patrick Barkley, age 34, 207 Reese Road, Fleming, OH, was arrested and charged with failure to comply, OVI, and failure to control, and domestic violence.  Once at the jail Barkley submitted to a PBT which read .112 at 0148 hours.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail between 8 Sep 2021 and 9 Sep 2021:

Michael Anthony Bowman, age 37, Marietta, OH, 2 counts of theft, breach of recognizance, contempt of court, false information, possessing drug abuse instruments and probation violation, all misdemeanors.

Amy Lynn Smithberger, age 34, Marietta, OH, 3 counts disorderly conduct and breach of recognizance, all misdemeanors.

Dustin Allen Atkinson, age 35, Belpre, OH, possession of drugs, a felony, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing drug abuse instruments, both misdemeanors.

Willie Cassie Shropshire, age 32, Canton, OH, illegal conveyance of drugs, a felony.

There are currently 18 female inmates and 94 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.

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