WCSO News for 9 Aug 2022

On 3 Aug 2022 Deputy Gainer met with John Allen Jr. who reported that Robert Tate rammed his tractor into a Chevrolet box truck in the driveway in Dunham Township. Tate’s bucket on the tractor caused damage to the bottom right corner of the liftgate causing it to become wedged shut. Damage was also caused to the right passenger side corner of the truck. The truck owner confirmed the damage as new.  Tate was located later the next day and interviewed. Tate admitted to being on the driveway with his tractor but was unsure if he caused the damage to the box truck.    A summons is being requested for Robert P. Tate, age 72, 2266 Briggs Hill Road, Belpre, OH, for not stopping after an accident on other than public roads or highways.

On 7 Aug 2022 Deputy Peters was dispatched to Booth Hollow Road, Liberty Township, to a report of Bradlee Rea being intoxicated and shooting firearms.  Rea was asked if he had been shooting any firearms and he stated yes.  Deputy Peters observed his eyes to be glassy and a strong odor of alcohol was emitting from his person.  When asked if he had been drinking he stated yes.  A portable breath revealed a result of .147.  Bradlee Scott Rea, age, 25 Booth Hollow Road, Wingett Run, OH, was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail on a charge of using weapons while intoxicated.                           

On 8 Aug 2022 the Wood County Sheriff’s Office advised dispatch of a pursuit that would be entering into Washington County. The vehicle, a maroon 4-door sedan, came across the Corridor Bridge toward Belpre and onto State Route 7 north.  The driver continued on State Route 7 north at a high rate of speed (120 mph) refusing to come to a stop.  The driver continued on exiting at Virginia Street and proceeding to State Route 550 west.  Officers continued on State Route 550 west and a license plate was visible to deputies.  A check of the plate revealed the owner to be Malachi I. Mayer.  The pursuit continued to the area of Barlow.  The driver slowed at the intersection of SR 550 and SR 339 but did not stop at the intersection.  The pursuit continued in Barlow Township and onto Walsh Road.  At that time the pursuit was discontinued due to losing sight of the vehicle on the back roads.  Deputies then responded to the address listed for Mayer, 14780 SR 555, in an attempt to locate him, however he was not there.  Dispatch was advised that two juveniles had been in the vehicle and had jumped out of the vehicle on Walsh Road.  Information was obtained on where Mayer may be and deputies responded to 644 Southland Cemetery Road where Mayer was located and placed under arrest.  Malachi Isaiah Mayer, age 18, was transported to the Washington County Jail charged with failure to comply, 2 counts of kidnapping, speed and stop light/sign violations. 

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 8 Aug 2022:

Malachi Isaiah Mayer, age 18, Cutler, OH, kidnapping 2 counts, failure to comply, all felonies, and speed, a misdemeanor.

William Henry Thomas, age 53, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.

Joel Andrew Johnson, age 42, Williamstown, WV, drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Arron Franklin Allen Lasure, age 20, Marietta, OH, theft, a misdemeanor, and probation violation, a felony.

Robert Steven Goddard, age 30, Belpre, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

There are currently 21 women and 84 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.