On 16 May 2022 Deputy Dolly began an investigation in Belpre Township regarding storage units being entered and items removed.

On 16 May 2022 Sgt. Brown responded to the area of Maple Street, Newport Township in reference to a report of a female going up and down the road yelling at neighbors.  The caller stated the name of the female was Saunders.  The caller approached the Saunders female to see what was going on.  Saunders then struck the lady in the side of the head.   After completing the investigation Serena Lynn Saunders, age 50, 80 Dye Street, Newport, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of assault, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. 

There are currently 28 female inmates and 68 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.