On 26 Apr 2022 Deputies were on patrol in Warren Township and conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Mustang, which showed a registration belonging on a Saturn.  The driver, Thomas Pearison, was found to be under FRA suspension.   Pearison gave officers permission to search the vehicle.  A small amount of crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine was located, along with drug paraphernalia.  Thomas M. Pearison, 1776 Briggs Hill Road, Belpre, OH, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail on a charge of fictitious registration, FRA suspension, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On 27 Apr 2022 Deputy Tullius began investigations into a catalytic converter being removed from Belpre Township vehicle(s), as well as a theft in Decatur Township.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 27 Apr 2022:

Walter Eugene Dobbs, age 50, Zanesville, OH, probation violation, a felony.

There are currently 27 female inmates and 75 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.