WCSO NEWS RELEASES – 28 DEC 2021
On 22 Dec 2021 deputies were dispatched to State Route 550, Warren Township to a report of a domestic dispute. Edward Houk Jr. was reported to have been disruptive in the home. Deputies were advised that Houk had made threats to the residents. Deputies met with Houk who was in the woods near the residence, and allowed deputies to speak with him. Once Houk was told he was being placed under arrest he refused to be placed in handcuffs and tried to pull away. Deputies arrested Edward Wayne Houk, Jr., age 21, 16920 State Route 550, Marietta, OH, and charged him with domestic violence and resisting arrest. Houk was transported to the Washington County Jail.
On 22 Dec 2021 Deputy Gainer began an investigation into storage buildings in Dunham Township being broken into.
On 23 Dec 2021 Deputy Tullius responded to Virginia Street, Marietta Township, to a report of a suspicious person. Tommee Garvin was observed in the open field next to Virginia Street sweating profusely, having difficulty walking, standing, and was talking in a rapid manner. Garvin admitted to using methamphetamine. Tommee Lee Garvin, age 28, 610 Cutler Street, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest on an active warrant out of Marietta Municipal Court. Garvin was transported to the Washington County Jail and found to be in possession of a prescription bottle with two crystal-like rocks suspected to be methamphetamine inside the bottle. Garvin was charged with possession of drugs.
On 23 Dec 2021 Sgt. Schwendeman began an investigation in Marietta Township regarding a stolen license plate off of a vehicle. This case remains under investigation.
On 24 Dec 2021 Sgt. Schwendeman was patrolling northbound on State Route 7, near Newport Township when he observed a small black car traveling in the southbound lane at a very high rate of speed. Sgt. Schwendeman turned on the vehicle and briefly observed brake lights come on, however, the vehicle continued southbound without slowing down. The emergency lights and siren were activated, with Sgt. Schwendeman, however the vehicle was driving in excess of 100 miles per hour for several miles, before slowing down to approximately 80 miles per hour approaching the Reno area. The suspect vehicle pulled into the Smith Concrete lot and stopped. The vehicle was registered to the driver, Coleton Ray Beagle. Also in the vehicle with Beagle were five juveniles, from 13 to 17 years of age. There was an odor of alcoholic beverage on/or about Beagle’s person, along with what appeared to be loose pieces of marijuana on the driver-side floor. A marijuana pipe was located in the driver-side door, which Beagle admitted to being there, and having smoked marijuana approximately 4 hours earlier. Also located was an empty bottle of Southern Comfort located on the floorboard. Upon requesting standardized field sobriety tests, Beagle agreed and performed poorly on the test. Coleton Ray Beagle, age 18, 412 Main Street, New Matamoras, OH, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail, charged with failure to comply, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, underage consumption, five counts of endangering children, unsafe vehicle, illegal use of drug paraphernalia, reckless operation, and speed.
The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 27 Dec 2021:
Devonne NMN Curtis, 62, homeless, criminal trespass and assault, both misdemeanors.
Gennia Marie Carte, 57, Newport, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
There are currently 9 female inmates and 64 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.