Stories tagged with: muskingum county sheriff

August 22, 2011 - 4:32pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

A man is currently behind bars facing drug charges after authorities said he fled during a drug-buy.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said this past Thursday 30 year-old Jerome Johnson of Zanesville- more commonly known as "J-Roc" - unknowingly sold one ounce of crack cocaine to an undercover officer. When authorities attempted to stop the suspect he fled and a pursuit began.

"We think he threw out some contraband, some other drugs out of the car during the...

June 23, 2011 - 9:57pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

A domestic dispute in Trinway turned into a standoff with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department.

"I saw all the cops run towards the house, get right beside it." said a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous. "When I was over there they told us to get down, because the sniper was taking aim "

Neighbors and Sheriff cruisers lined the streets of Second Avenue in Trinway just after 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls that 32-...

June 17, 2011 - 6:44pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

One man had to be taken by helicopter after an ATV crash.

Around 2:30 pm on Friday, Muskingum County Sheriff's deputies responded to 5825 Cutler Lake road, where they found the male driver pinned under the four-wheeler. Deputies say the man hit a steep incline and lost control. His 50-year-old female passanger was ejected, but was not injured. She was treated and released at the scene, the man, however, had to be flown by medial helicopter to Grant Medical Center in Columbus. He is...

June 8, 2011 - 8:00am
3 years 7 weeks ago

An accident leads to a break in the case of a missing Muskingum County teen.

According to the Muskingum County Sheriff's logs, the State Highway Patrol was investigating an accident around 10:00p.m. in Marietta Tuesday night involving 16-year-old Austin Rogers.

Rogers has been missing since June 3rd from the Avondale Youth Center.

The Highway Patrol said the teen was disoriented and had burns on his body. He was flown to Ohio State University Medical Center for treatment....

May 24, 2011 - 5:44pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

Charges have been filed against a McConnelsville man suspected in the armed robbery of the Citizen's National Bank in Duncan Falls.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says 36 year-old, Robert L. Hill is facing charges of robbery, theft of between $5,000 and $100,00 and possession of criminal tools. Lutz said, deputies were able to recover Hills get-away vehicle on Monday afternoon, shortly after the robbery. In it deputies found two guns and the hat the suspect was wearing at...

February 7, 2011 - 12:54pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz's presents an estimate to move communications and offices to the Muskingum County East Complex.

The complex currently houses the Child Support Offices. Sheriff Lutz estimates the cost of moving the computer system, purchasing a new phone system and moving the radio room will cost around $142,000. A grant $42,000 could help fund some of the cost.

"I think we instantly become accessible. It's still a great location for response times and I...

December 3, 2010 - 8:34pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office along with other agencies were out Friday in full force to try and make our community a bit safer.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says 8 arrest warrants were served Friday as a result of a culmination of investigations from 2009 until now. Most cases involved today were charges of trafficking crack cocaine as well as the cultivation of marijuana. Lutz says most people were cooperative with authorities.

"For the most part today, we've had pretty good...

October 1, 2010 - 10:02am
3 years 43 weeks ago

The Mukskingum County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of those involved in break-ins in both Perry and Muskingum Counties.

39-year-old Tammy Lewis, 21-year-old Austin Mooney and 24-year-old Robert Moore are all being charged with two fifth degree felony counts of breaking and entering, two misdemeanor counts of theft and one fifth degree count each of possession of criminal tools.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office along with the Crooksville Police and several other...

July 28, 2010 - 2:35pm
4 years 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is bringing back an old resource to help enforce boating safety in the area.

It bought a boat back in 1986 and used grants to help pay off overtime for deputies to run it. Those grants eventually dried up and the sheriff's office lost touch with the boat.

When Sheriff Lutz took office back in 2009, he wanted to bring the resource back to life. The boat did need a new engine and thanks to some generous donations, one of which was from the Rick...

July 14, 2010 - 10:43pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Six people are in custody after a drug bust at a Muskingum County apartment complex.

It happened at 7300 Woodberry Drive, off the Maysville Pike.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says four male adults, one female adult, and one juvenile were escorted from the scene. Deputies recovered a firearm, some prescription pills, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

He says his office will be talking with the prosecutor to see if all six individuals will be charged. Their names will not be released...

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