News 1 Aug 2023

26 Jul 2023  

Deputies responded to Muskingum Township to an alarm.  No criminal activity/offense.  

Deputies assisted the Ohio State Patrol with a traffic stop.  

Dispatch received a 911 hang up call.  Subject stated they called the wrong number.   

Deputies assisted a resident with options involving a civil situation.  

The following traffic stops were conducted, resulting in verbal warnings:  Pioneer Township: 2 following too close, 2 lanes of travel; Belpre Township: marked lanes, following too closely; Fearing Township: 3 lanes of travel, use of turn signals, obstructed plate; Dunham Township:  speed; Marietta Township: equipment, failure to signal; Waterford Township:  white lights on rear of vehicle  

A welfare check was completed on a subject in Warren Township who hadn’t shown for an appointment.  Everything was found to be okay.   

Dispatch received a 911 hang up from Pioneer Township.  Marietta PD was advised.  

A welfare check was completed in Belpre Township.  All subjects found to be okay.  

3 loose dog complaints in Dunham Township.  Negative contact, follow up will be completed.  

Loose dog complaint in Belpre Township.  Negative contact.  

A Dunham Township resident needed assistance in obtaining their belongings from another.  Both subjects were advised of disorderly conduct.   

A report of a dog attacking other dogs in Grandview Township.  

Belpre PD requested assistance with a dog bite incident in their jurisdiction.   

A welfare check was completed in Muskingum Township.  All subjects were fine, no abuse.  

Two 911 hang up calls were received in Pioneer Township. Eventually it was discovered the subject needed medical attention, transferred to Marietta PD.  

A 911 hang up call in Grandview Township.  Contact was made and subject advised a child was on the phone. Call accidental.  

Deputies assisted the Beverly PD on a report of a dog with no food or shelter.  Dog was found to be fine.  

27 Jul 2023  

The following traffic stops were conducted, resulting in verbal warnings:  Aurelius Township: driving habits; Blennerhassett Township: communication device, turn signal; Fearing Township: window tint, expired registration; Pioneer Township:  equipment, 4 speed, 3 marked lanes, 2 lanes of travel, following too close; Marietta Township: obstructed back window; Muskingum Township: following too close, speed; Barlow Township: registration and operator’s license; Belpre Township:  following too close, obstructed license plate, 2 traffic control device; Warren Township: driving habits, marked lanes  

A suspicious vehicle was reported in Marietta Township at a business.  A check revealed employees were there after hours.  No criminal activity.  

A Watertown Township resident spoke with a deputy reference to charges on a debit/credit card.   Subject revealed he gave the individual permission to use said card.   

Deputies responded to Belpre Township to a report of a male subject going through mailboxes, walking along the roadway.   

Deputies responded to Muskingum Township to a report of a subject ringing doorbells in the area.  The subject was found to be handing out paperwork.  

Deputies responded to Marietta Township to conduct a welfare check on a subject who had no contact for days.  Subject was found to be okay, phone broken.  

Deputies responded to Barlow Township in reference to a suspicious person/vehicle.  Vehicle gone on arrival.  

A 911 hang up in Waterford Township.  Deputies confirmed it was accidental.  

Received a report of subjects in Salem Township breaking into a home.   Subject was found to be staying at the residence.  No criminal activity.  

Deputy Thornberry responded to Maze Road, Belpre, OH, to begin a theft investigation.   

Deputy Davis was patrolling I-77 southbound near the 2mm when he observed a U-Haul cargo van following a passenger vehicle closely.  A traffic stop was conducted.  Upon stopping a light blue four door sedan bearing SC registration stopped behind the cruiser, without being ordered to do so.  Det. Zide contacted the van driver, Akeem A. Jennings.  When asked in reference to anything illegal in the vehicle Jennings stated a small amount of marijuana was in the U-Haul.  When asked if that was all, he stated he had a gun and possibly marijuana in the blue car.  The driver of the blue car stated they were following Jennings to Virginia.  An odor of marijuana was detected while speaking with the driver.  A search of that vehicle revealed a pistol, which was confirmed stolen from Assumption County, LA. Jennings admitted to Det. Zide the pistol was his and he bought it on the street in Assumption County, LA.  Akeem Alphonso Jennings, age 26, 215 Spencer Place, Apt. 432, Cayce, SC, was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail for receiving stolen property.  

Deputy Schwendeman responded to State Route 339, Waterford Township, to a report of an incident with Nicholas Davis. Davis showed up at the resident and began choking the victim, along with punching her in the face.  Upon arrival in the area a male subject was observed walking towards the deputies stating “I’m the one you’re looking for.”  Davis had what appeared to be dried blood on his head, and appeared to be intoxicated.  Davis was extremely agitated and began yelling in the deputy’s face and repeatedly talking over him in an aggressive tone. Davis was advised to stop yelling, which he refused to do.  Davis eventually began walking away from deputies and was advised to stop and place his hands behind his back due to him being detained.  Davis pulled away and stated, “Don’t put your hands on me because I’m gonna give you every reason.” Davis continued to pull away and actively resist, refusing multiple orders to put his hands behind his back and stop resisting. Deputies were finally able to control the defendant and he was handcuffed and placed in the patrol vehicle.  Deputies completed the investigation and obtained statements in reference the activity at the residence.  Medical personnel were called to check injuries of all individuals.  Nicholas A. Davis, 24858 Hoot Owl Ridge, Caldwell, OH, was placed under arrest and charged with strangulation, resisting arrest, disrupting public service and domestic violence.  Davis was transported to the Washington County Jail for processing.  

28 Jul 2023  

The following traffic stops were conducted, resulting in verbal warnings:  Belpre Township: marked lanes, equipment; Pioneer Township: lanes of travel, driving habits, defective equipment, lights required; Salem Township: speed; Marietta Township: white light in the rear, headlights required, equipment, lanes of travel  

Deputies checked a suspicious vehicle in Lawrence Township.  No criminal activity observed.  

Deputies stood by while an ex-employee removed items from a business with no issues.  

Deputies assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a vehicle search.   

Deputies assisted in Barlow Township with a suspicious person/vehicle.  No criminal activity, no impairment.  

Deputies and the Beverly Waterford Squad assisted in Waterford Township with an impaired individual needing medical attention, making threats.  No criminal activity.  

A 911 hang up from WV. On call back states they needed Wood County dispatch.  Transfer completed.

A 911 hang up call from Marietta Township. Deputy responded and found the subject called by accident.

A deputy responded to Warren Township to a line/pole down.  The electric company was contacted.   

A deputy responded to Pioneer Township to a dog on a subject’s porch, no tags, collar.   The dog was transported to the Humane Society.  

A 911 hang up from Muskingum Township.  A deputy responded and found it to be accidental.

A deputy responded  to assist a resident with a check on their home and  entering their home.  Subject was advised someone possibly damaged to the residence.  No damage found.  

A deputy checked a business in Pioneer Township regarding a suspicious vehicle.  No criminal activity suspected.  

A deputy responded to assist a subject regarding community property and civil actions.  

A 911 hang up call was received from Dunham Township.  Deputies responded and found the call to be accidental.   

Deputies checked a business in Watertown Township regarding a suspicious vehicle.  No criminal activity suspected.  

Deputy Windland was dispatched to 2301 State Route 550, Bartlett Dollar General, Wesley Township, for a theft/shoplifting report that occurred on 26 Jul 2023. Video footage revealed the subjects removing items before exiting the business, without paying for the items.  A warrant was requested and issued through Marietta Municipal Court for Herbert Lee Cossin, age 53, 45 Franklin Street, Amesville, OH, for theft, Tara Renee Jenkins, age 45, 155 Wingrove Drive, Little Hocking, OH, for complicity, and Kyle Lee Giffin, age 38, 7905 Dille Road, Chesterhill, OH, for theft. Deputy Tucker responded to Waterford Township to a report of copper piping being stolen. 

Lt. Timberman was advised that current inmate Christopher Lee Wine, 3198 Huggins Avenue, Flint, MI, had an active warrant out of New York.  The warrant was confirmed with the information given by Wine upon his booking process, finding him to be the subject wanted.  A charge of fugitive from justice was filed on Wine.  

The following individuals were processed into the Washington County Jail  30 Jul 2023 to 31 Jul 2023 :  

Scott Allen Shankland, age 53, Marietta, OH, possession of drugs, 3 counts, tampering with evidence, all felonies, and drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.  

Russell Curtis Cheveling, age 40, Cutler, OH, domestic violence, a misdemeanor.  

Jewels Lynn Best, age 25, Marietta, OH, probation violation, a misdemeanor.  

Javon Ramir Jones, age 20, Akron, OH, trafficking in drugs, and possession of drugs, both felonies.  

Debra Lee Sampson, age 29, Marietta, OH, probation violation, three counts, all felonies.  

Wesley Bryan Rees, age 45, Byesville, OH, parole violation, a felony.  

Randall Allen Smith, age 36, Belpre, OH, aggravated possession of drugs, a felony.  

Joseph Lee Greathouse, age 36, Marietta, OH, domestic violence, a felony.  

There are currently 23 women and 93 men being housed in the Washington County Jail.