Stories tagged with: Jail

March 22, 2011 - 2:39pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich's budget cuts are not only affecting state agencies, but also those at the local level.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says funding was cut by 25% to the county. He said while the commissioners prepared, it's still going to affect operations at the jail. Governor Kasich is currently considering a reform that will change the sentencing system for offenders in order to save the sate more money.

"If something happens to where they can't hold as many...

March 15, 2011 - 4:32pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

The second floor of the Zanesville City Jail has been closed for nearly two years and now local officials are discussing the idea of possibly opening it back up.

Monday night at City Council, Police Chief Eric Lambes was asked to outline a budget to figure out how much it would cost to reopen that part of the jail. It was previously shut down due to lack of funds. Concerns, however, are now being raised over Governor Kasich's plans to change sentencing for convicts in order to save the...

July 18, 2010 - 8:32pm
5 years 29 weeks ago

A Zanesville man, who police report was armed while going up and down a local neighborhood Saturday, is caught.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office apprehended Kenneth Johnson early Sunday morning at the Ramada Inn on US 40 after the Zanesville Police Department says it passed a lead onto deputies.

He is currently being held in the Zanesville City Jail and faces two counts of assault, one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and one count of obstructing official...

December 15, 2009 - 9:10am
6 years 8 weeks ago

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office says a jail inmate is dead after committing suicide.

Chester Henson was found in his cell Sunday afternoon.

Jail Supervisor, Phil Johnson, says Henson was recently taken off of suicide watch after being evaluated by a mental health professional.

Henson was arrested back in June on charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Johnson says Henson's death remains under...

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