WCSO News for 25 Jul 2022

On 9 Jul 2022 Deputy Tucker began an investigation into a breaking and entering in Marietta Township. 

On 10 Jul 2022 Deputy Peters began an investigation into a theft in Marietta Township.

On 14 Jul 2022 Deputy Derkin began an investigation into the welfare of animals in Liberty Township.

On 19 Jul 2022 Lt. Hunter filed charges of fugitive from justice on Stephanie Ray, age 34, 4225 Portola Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, on a warrant out of Pennsylvania for failure to appear on a charge of possession of instruments of a crime with intention.

On 19 Jul 2022 Sgt. McConnell began an investigation into a motor vehicle being stolen from Fairfield Township.

On 20 Jul 2022 Deputy Stillson was dispatched to Tennis Center Drive, Marietta Township, regarding Delano Best abusing someone at the residence.  Best was reported to be abusing an individual mentally and physically, as well as making threats to kill them.  Best had left the residence and Deputy Stillson was able to make contact with him.  Best denied striking the individual and stated they were in a verbal argument.  Delano Pierre Best, age 34, Marietta, OH, was arrested for domestic violence and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 20 Jul 2022 deputies along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were dispatched to the Kinderhook Trail Head located in Newport Township.  A report of domestic violence involving Justin Harris was received.  It was reported that Harris had thrown objects,  choked and struck the subject several times prior to him leaving the area.  Deputies located Harris who admitted to the argument, stating he blacked out.  Justin Allen Harris, age 40, Dana Road, Newport, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with domestic violence. 

On 20 Jul 2022 Deputy Stillson began an investigation into animal cruelty in Adams Township.

On 22 Jul 2022 Deputy Davis responded to the 100 block of Robinson Hill Road, Warren Township, in reference to females walking along the road acting suspicious.   One female stated she was trying to get back to West Virginia and provided her name as Jennifer Rimes, however declined a ride to Belpre.  Contact was made at the location where “Jennifer” had stated she was.  Deputy Davis was advised the subject was actually Jessica Rankin.  A check of Rankin and the date of birth given by the female revealed an active warrant out of Pleasants County, WV.   Deputies patrolled the area and located Rankin on State Route 7, who continued stating her name was Jennifer and would not admit her real name was in fact Jessica.  Deputies confirmed the female was in fact Jessica Rankin and while searching Rankin’s purse located a small glass cylinder containing a clear crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine.  Also located was a West Virginia driver’s license and social security card, both in the name Jessica M. Rankin.  Information received was checked with physical descriptors and found the female to actually be Jessica M Rankin.  Jessica M Rankin, age 44, homeless, was arrested on the outstanding warrant from WV as well as being charged with being a fugitive from justice, obstructing official business and aggravated possession of a controlled substance.  Rankin was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 22 Jul to 24 Jul 2022:

Rhonda Deann Clark, age 45, Marietta, OH, contempt (failure to appear), a felony.

Jessica Margarette Rankin, age 44, homeless, fugitive from justice and obstructing official business, both misdemeanors, possession of fentanyl-related compound, a felony.

Billy Joe Ball, age 38, Parkersburg, WV, burglary, theft, breaking and entering and theft of a motor vehicle, all felonies.

Zachary Reece Edwards, age 30, Parkersburg, WV, probation violation, a misdemeanor and possession of drugs, a felony.

Christopher Ryan Ledger, age 32, Coolville, OH, probation violation, a felony.

Johnathon Earl Hamrick, age 33, Parkersburg, WV, possession with intent to distribute, a felony.

Tabitha Dawn Way, age 40, Vincent, OH, telecommunications harassment, a misdemeanor.

Cory Michael Louive, age 31, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Brian Lee Miller, age 57, Marietta, OH, criminal damaging/endangering, a misdemeanor.

Bruce Allen Edinger, age 65, Marietta, OH, driving while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Zachary Michael Harris, age 23, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a felony.

There are currently 22 women and 85 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.