Washington Deputy Released On Bond

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A Washington County Sheriff's Deputy is now facing charges of breaking and entering and his been fired from the department.

Dustin Maze, 30, of Belpre is free on bond following a court hearing this morning.

Sheriff Larry Mincks says the B & E occurred in 2007 or 2008 and had not been reported until information surfaced as a result of a domestic dispute between Maze and his estranged wife Crimson.

That led to an investigation by Marietta Police and the questioning of Dustin Maze and two other Belpre men, Brent Maze, 39, a brother, and Anthony Cronin, 40, a friend.

Sheriff Mincks says all three have admitted to the incident.

Mincks says an allegation of embezzlement was also made by Crimson Maze against Dustin Maze and that is being investigated.

The accusation pertains to Maze's actions as fire chief of the Dunham Volunteer Fire Department.