WCSO NEWS RELEASES – 12 JUL 2022
On 7 Jul 2022 Deputy Martin began an investigation into a theft/fraud incident. After speaking with the City Solicitor it was determined to be a civil matter.
On 9 Jul 2022 Lt. Johnson began an investigation into a financial scam/theft in Belpre Township.
On 9 Jul 2022 Lt. Hunter began an investigation in reference to a dog bite incident on Florence Street, as well as dog(s) not being restrained.
On 10 Jul 2022 WCSO dispatch was advised by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office of a rolling domestic incident that had just entered Washington County on State Route 550. Deputies responded and patrolled the area for the 2010 MKX Lincoln, registered to Denise Connelly, with negative locate on the vehicle. Approximately two hours later, a call was received from a subject wishing to meet with an officer at the Barlow Fairgrounds regarding a domestic situation that occurred earlier. The subject stated he was in a vehicle with Connelly when she began screaming and hitting him. He stated it started in Athens County and ended in Washington County, with her striking him half a dozen times in the face with an open and closed fist. Visible marks to his face were observed. Connelly also was grabbing the steering wheel, jerking the vehicle, and throwing things out the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped outside of Bartlett after Connelly put the vehicle in neutral while he was driving. Connelly then got into the driver’s seat and left the area. Contact was made with Denise Connelly at 4834 Tick Ridge Road, Vincent, OH. Connelly stated that this was a mutual fight and they hit each other. Due to witnesses to the incident Connelly, age 43, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail on one count of domestic violence.
The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 9 Jul 2022 to 10 Jul 2022:
Denise Laverne Connelly, age 43, Vincent, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.
Samuel Issac Adkins, age 19, Belpre, OH, endangering children, a felony.
Tiana Sahara Hickman, age 30, homeless, aggravated possession of drugs, 2 counts, both felonies.
Ivy Michelle Howard, age 18, Marietta, OH, assault, a misdemeanor.
Bernard Alexander Cline, Jr., age 61, Belpre, OH, violate protection order, a misdemeanor.
There are currently 23 female inmates and 84 male inmates being housed in the Washington County Jail.