WCSO News 28 Sept 2022

On 23 Sept 2022 Deputy Gainer responded to 132 Washington Street, Waterford Township, in reference to Chico Maurice Mason being at the residence.  An active protection order was on file against Mason.  Mason absconded from the residence prior to law enforcement arriving.  Charges of violating a protection order were filed on Chico Maurice Mason, age 47, 20 Browns Lane, Newport, OH.  Mason was arrested this date and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 23 Sept 2022 Deputy Tullius began an investigation into a violation of a confined/restrained dog in Warren Township.

On 23 Sept 2022 Deputy Tucker was approached by Aaron Douthitt at the intersection of State Route 550 and State Route 7 stating a subject tried to run him off the road.   Douthitt stated the truck was currently driving east on State Route 550 in our direction.  Deputy Tucker patrolled the area and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Market Street.  The subject advised earlier at the Barlow Fairgrounds he almost ran into Douthitt and another subject, however he did not try to run him off the road.  The subject was advised of reckless operation and disorderly conduct and left the area. Douthitt then arrived at the traffic stop and exited his vehicle, furious that the individual was given a warning.  After advising Douthitt of the law, he left the area erratically stating he was going to take care of this himself, and to come get him in 15 minutes.  A short time later the other subject called dispatch stating he was being followed by Aaron Douthitt.  Deputy Tucker eventually contacted Douthitt on Fourth Street after a lengthy search by Marietta Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol and other WCSO deputies.  A summons is being requested for Aaron D. Douthitt, age 40, 320 Greenbrier Circle, Marietta, OH, on a charge of disorderly conduct.    

On/or about 24 Sept 2022 at the Washington County Jail Nicole J. Dotson was found to have an active warrant out of the state of West Virginia.  Dotson was identified by her social security number and DOB.  The indictment from Wood County, WV, was for conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, 2nd or subsequent offense, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances,  and conspiracy to commit maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances.  Dotson, age 36, 1200 Lockwood Street, Apt. B, Belpre, OH, was served her warrant and a charge of being a fugitive from justice was filed on Dotson.

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 25 Sept 2022 through 27 Sept 2022:

Melissa Ann Hennen, age 47, Portsmouth, OH, breaking and entering 5 counts, all felonies, and petty theft, a misdemeanor.

Howard Randall Sargent, age 55, Belpre, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Malik Terrell Bryant, age 25, Warren, OH, driving under suspension, a misdemeanor.

Bryant Allen Rudolph, age 25, Columbus, OH, aggravated possession of drugs and possession of fentanyl, both felonies.

James Clifford Spriggs, age 42, Belpre, OH, obstructing official business, a misdemeanor.

Eric Shawn Owens, age 42, Vincent, OH, obstructing official business, domestic violence and probation violation, all misdemeanors.

Adam Joseph Trus, age 45, Parkersburg, WV, obstructing official business, a misdemeanor.

John William Gibson, age 42, Marietta, OH, trafficking in drugs, two counts, both felonies.

Candace Mae Gibson, age 39, Marietta, OH, theft, a misdemeanor, and 2 counts trafficking in drugs, both felonies.

Michael William Martin, age 28, Marietta, OH, probation violation, possessing drug abuse instruments, both misdemeanors.

Anthony James Curry, age 33, Marietta OH, probation violation, a felony.

Chad Eric Morgenstern, age 44, Marietta, OH, obstructing official business and aggravated menacing, both misdemeanors.

There are currently 26 women and 97 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.