News 23 Feb 2023

On 10 Feb 2023 at approximately 2123 hours Lt. Parks was on patrol in the 900 block of Lake Road, Dunham Township, when a white SUV pulled to the side of the roadway.  Contact was made with the sole occupant/driver, Lexi Chanel Wade, to ascertain if everything was okay.  Wade had driven to this location to get phone service. A glass smoking device, commonly used to inhale marijuana, was observed laying on the front passenger seat.  A search revealed a clear container with a brownish like substance, along with a canister of butane. A baggie of suspected marijuana was also located along with a marijuana cigarette.  Miranda Warning was given with Wade stating she understood and the marijuana was hers, and the wax like substance was dab.  A summons is being requested for Wade, age 23, 7960 Veto Road, Belpre, OH, on a charge of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

On 11 Feb 2023 Deputy Tucker was patrolling southbound on State Route 7 in Belpre Township.  A vehicle was observed travelling 100 mph in a posted 50 mph zone, which was confirmed by radar.  Once the vehicle was able to be stopped, the driver was identified as Louis Elliott Waller II, age 22, 299 William Drive, Canonsburg, PA, who stated he was trying to get back home to college.  A citation was issued to Waller for speed. 

On 11 Feb 2023 at 0604 hours deputies were dispatched to Greenhill Road, Warren Township, to a report of Thomas Murray having physically placed his hands on another individual.  Murray had pushed the individual up against the kitchen sink and held them there.  Murray had also swung at them, however he missed.  Murray also grabbed them by the throat while pushing them around.  Murray advised deputies that after a night out he had a verbal argument with the subject, but did not put his hands on them, and was not physical in any way.  Thomas Eugene Murray, age 46, 451 Greenhill Road, Marietta, OH, was placed under arrest for domestic violence, and transported to the Washington County Jail.  Murray tested at a blood alcohol content of .207 at the Washington County Jail.

On 11 Feb 2023 Deputy Windland was on patrol in Adams Township when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the oncoming lane.  The vehicle was traveling at 70 mph in a posted 55 mph zone, which was confirmed by radar.  A traffic stop was conducted and a speed citation was issued to Tami J. Wilson, 6758 N. State Route 78, McConnelsville, OH.

On 12 Feb 2023 Deputy Windland was on patrol in Independence Township when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the oncoming lane.  The vehicle was traveling at 73 mph in a posted 55 mph zone, which was confirmed by radar.  A traffic stop was conducted and  the driver, Amy A. Geho, 100 N. Bridge Street, New Martinsburg, WV, was issued a citation for speed.

On 13 Feb 2023 Deputy Peters and Deputy Ullom were stationary at the 16 mile marker of  I77, Aurelius Township.  A vehicle, identified as a 2022 Tesla, was operating on expired tags (Oct. 2022).  When passing the location of the deputies, the driver appeared to be trying to conceal himself behind the B pillar of the vehicle.  Deputies began patrolling in the direction of the vehicle, in which the vehicle began to slow, approximately 10 miles per hour below the posted speed limit.  A traffic stop was conducted at the 8 mile marker.  Contact was made with the operator, Dillon D. Rogers, who gave consent to search the vehicle. A white chalky unknown substance was found in the front trunk of the vehicle which was consistent with suspected drugs.  A secondary pat down was conducted by Deputy Ullom, which revealed a large bulge between the subject’s legs.  When asked about the bulge, Rogers produced approximately 225.74 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Dillon Devon Rogers, age 29, 1210 Crestview Avenue, Akron, OH was placed under arrest for possession of drugs.

On 14 Feb 2023 Deputy Martin began an investigation into an assault in Waterford Township. 

On/or about 15 Feb 2023, at the Washington County Jail, inmate John Nicolas Wooten was found to have an active warrant out of the 21st Judicial Circuit, St. Louis County, State of Missouri.  Wooten was identified by his social security number and date of birth.  The warrant was for receiving stolen property.  A charge of fugitive from justice was filed on Wooten, age 31, 122 Oak Drive, Little Hocking, OH.

On 16 Feb 2023 Deputy Norris began an investigation into damage done in the Village of Lowell baseball fields and park. 

The following subject(s) were processed into the Washington County Jail 19 Feb 2023 to 21 Feb 2023:

Jeffrey Lee Bigley, age 22, Lower Salem, OH, theft without consent and probation violation, both misdemeanors.

Jordan Ray Stewart, age 22, New Matamoras, OH, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

Jason Christopher Fleeman, age 43, Macksburg, OH, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, a misdemeanor.

Nicholas Jared Day, age 32, Marietta, OH, driving under suspension and fictitious plates, both misdemeanors.

Felicia Dawn Wallace, age 32, Waterford, OH, theft of a motor vehicle, a felony.

There are currently 17 women and 93 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.