Stories tagged with: DANTE WOLFORD

September 19, 2012 - 3:58pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

The sister of a convicted murderer was in court Wednesday, charged with helping him flee from authorities.

19-year-old Desiree Lomax pled not-guilty to two counts of obstructing justice in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

According to Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox, Lomax helped her brother 22-year-old Joey Hampton while he was wanted for murder following the shooting of 21-year-old Dante Wolford last September. Hampton was found a month after the shooting in Florida...

July 6, 2012 - 10:14am
2 years 52 weeks ago

A Zanesville man accused of a September murder enters a change of plea in court.

22-year-old Joey Hampton was in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, Friday morning, where he entered a plea of guilty to one count of murder with a firearm specification.

Zanesville Police said that Hampton shot 21-year-old Dante Wolford at the Dairy Mart on Pine Street in September of 2011.

He was arrested without incident by US Marhsal's a month later in Florida.

Assistant Prosecutor...

March 10, 2012 - 7:51pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

A crowd gathered at Putnam Hill Park in Zanesville Saturday afternoon to release balloons in memory of those who have died as a result of violent crimes.

Family and friends gathered to remember the lives of the loved ones they lost; many of whom are mothers still left hurting by what they call, "a senseless act of violence," against their children.

"There's nothing that could ever take the place of my son, you know, he was my everything... I smile on the outside,...

September 13, 2011 - 10:07pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

The family of a suspected murderer accused of fatally shooting a man this past weekend is speaking out and begging for him to turn himself in.

21-year-old Joey Hampton is wanted in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Dante Wolford at the Dairy Mart on Pine Street in Zanesville Saturday night. Tuesday evening, expressing remorse for Dante's family, Joey's family is telling him to do the right thing.

"I would tell joey that we love him, we're here for him, to...

September 13, 2011 - 5:20pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Authorities are still searching for the suspect charged in Saturday's fatal shooting in Zanesville.

On Monday 21-year-old Joseph Hampton was charged with shooting 21-year-old Dante Wolford at the Dairy Mart on Pine Street.  Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes said Hampton is still on the loose, but police are doing what they can to find him.

"Currently, we're pursuing several leads," said Lambes.  "We've received several calls from people that believe...

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