News 4 Apr 2023

On 15 Mar 2023 Deputy Davis began an investigation into a possible domestic violence incident.  After completion of the investigation this case was closed as unfounded.

On 29 Mar 2023 Deputy Windland and Deputy Young began an investigation in Newport Township regarding a theft by scam regarding a reported computer virus. 

On 28 Mar 2023 Deputy Gainer was dispatched to 13184 State Route 555, Wesley Township, to a report of Dana Harrison assaulting an individual.  Harrison had left the residence prior to the arrival of law enforcement. The victim reported that an argument began with Harrison.  The victim and Harrison were then in separate areas of the home at which time Harrison, after gathering some belongings, went to the bedroom demanding firearms from a safe. Harrison then struck the victim with a closed fist.  Harrison then left the residence.  Attempts to locate Harrison met with negative results.  A warrant was requested and issued through Marietta Municipal Court for the arrest of Dana Nigel Harrison, age 51, 13184 State Route 555, Cutler, OH, on a charge of domestic violence. 

On 29 Mar 2023 Deputy Tucker responded to Profusion, BF Goodrich Road, Marietta, OH, to a report of damage done at the business.

On 29 Mar 2023 Sgt. Parks was on patrol on State Route 676, Warren Township when she was behind a vehicle that continued to swerve over the fog line and the center double yellow.  A traffic stop was conducted with the driver being Russell E. Arnold.  Arnold agreed to field sobriety tests, however he performed poorly on those.  Arnold, age 60, Pottmeyer Road, Waterford, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with OVI.  Arnold was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

On 31 Mar 2023 Deputy Gainer met with Hunter Walker who came on station reporting he was assaulted by Kenneth Casada at 115 Longacre Street, Marietta Township.  Walker stated he was in a verbal argument, over the phone, when Casada showed up to the residence to confront him.  Casada and Walker then became engaged in a physical altercation which left Walker with bruising and red marks to areas of his body.  Deputies responded to Longacre Street to speak with Casada, who confirmed the verbal argument with Walker.  Casada also stated there was a physical altercation as well, with Casada being left with scratch marks and bruising on the inside of both arms. Both Kenneth A Casada, age 50, 117 Longacre Street, Marietta, OH, and Hunter Allen Walker, age 20, 115 Longacre Street, Marietta, OH, will be summoned to Marietta Municipal Court on charges of disorderly conduct.

On 30 Mar 2023 Deputy Davis completed a private property accident report for Aaron Fulton, Vincent, OH, and Anthony Stout, Vincent, OH.  Fulton was backing into a parking spot and struck Stout’s vehicle.  Damage was reported as no damage to Fulton’s vehicle and moderate damage to Stout’s vehicle.        

On 30 Mar 2023 after a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Russell O’Dell Jr. for expired registration, an active warrant was located out of Pleasant’s County, WV. Deputy Windland arrested Russell Leon O’Dell Jr., age 56, 1695 State Route 260, New Matamoras, OH, for the warrant. After comparing O’Dell’s information with the warrant information it was found that this was the correct individual.  A charge of being a fugitive from justice was filed on O’Dell and he was transported to the Washington County Jail.    

On 31 Mar 2023 deputies responded to Salem Township in reference to a suspicious person beating on a resident’s door.  Deputies located Chadwick Hughes, who had an active warrant for his arrest out of Roane County, WV.  Information in the warrant was checked and verified to be the correct individual.  Chadwick Hayden Hughes, age 32, 3750 Oka Road, Chloe, WV, was placed under arrest and charged with being a fugitive from justice and transported to the Washington County Jail.

On 31 Mar 2023 at approximately 0526 hrs. Deputy Davis was on patrol in Warren Township when he observed a traffic violation.  A traffic stop was conducted near Blue Knob Road.  Before Deputy Davis could exit his vehicle, the driver, later identified as Nathaniel Schaber, exited his vehicle and began approaching the front of the patrol car while shouting at Deputy Davis.  Schaber was given several commands to get back in his vehicle, which he refused.  Schaber also refused to provide any identification as he was instructed.  Schaber then returned to his vehicle and drove off southbound on State Route 7.  Deputy Davis followed Schaber’s vehicle with the emergency lights activated, as well as the siren.  Schaber then pulled over just south of Gravel Bank Road.  Deputy Davis approached the vehicle and ordered Schaber out of the vehicle several times, which he would not comply with.  After a short time with Schaber refusing to exit the vehicle he finally did, in which he was placed under arrest.  Nathaniel Garrett Schaber, age 37, 46263 State Route 545, Lewisville, OH, was charged with obstructing official business and failure to comply.  Schaber was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.

There are currently 25 women and 87 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.