Stories tagged with: muskingum county sheriff

May 6, 2014 - 5:30pm
9 weeks 1 day ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz has identified the victim of a homicide which happened around 10:50PM last night at 6677 McCaslin road in Nashport.

Twenty five year old Brandy Daniels was discovered by her sister, Tess Payton, in her vehicle at the end of their driveway. Payton said her sister was on the way home from work and on the phone with her boyfriend when she turned onto the driveway and the call was dropped.

Having recieved a call from the boyfriend believing '...

January 16, 2014 - 1:01am
25 weeks 11 hours ago

Deputies from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office apprehended a thief Wednesday evening after he wrecked his vehicle and jumped into the canal to escape authorities.

According to Lt. Mike LeCocq at around 8 p.m., a call from the Maysville Pike Wal-Mart alerted authorities to a male shoplifter. The man then ran out of the store and fled in an SUV. At about 8:15, a Sheriff's Deputy came into contact with a vehicle matching the description on Wayne Avenue and attempted to make a...

October 30, 2013 - 7:32pm
36 weeks 16 hours ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is getting ready for Halloween by checking on sex offenders and advising them not to give out candy. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says there are 152 registered sex offenders in Muskingum County and says deputies are paying close attention to them.

"We do a lot of registration with those folks as they come in here to register," said Sheriff Lutz. "We also go out and verify their addresses and we have been doing that over the...

August 30, 2013 - 5:23pm
44 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz confirmed on Friday that two search warrants were served at the Dairy Mart on Pine Street in Zanesville and at a residence in Roseville in connection to food stamp fraud.

Sheriff Lutz explained, "That was a joint investigation. Obviously of our drug unit in the city were the ones heading that up and working with some state officials on that investigation with food stamp fraud. So we're putting that together as we speak."

Lutz says the...

April 5, 2013 - 9:08am
1 year 13 weeks ago

A suspect in a series of car break-ins taking place in the Buckeye Lake area is taken into custody in Muskingum County.

Captain Jeff LeCocq said Buckeye Lake Police chased 31-year-old Michael Slack into the county where sheriff's deputies joined in the pursuit.

The chase ended around 3:45 a.m. Friday when the suspect finally stopped on the Hamline Bridge.

Slack was taken into custody and given over to Buckeye Lake Police.

January 5, 2013 - 2:52pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Officials from three different law enforcement agencies take part in a chase ending in Duncan Falls. 

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the incident started in South Zanesville during a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle. The sheriff said when the black pickup truck failed to stop for police around 11:45 a.m.. authorities from his department joined in the pursuit. 

According to scanner traffic the pickup led authorities over the 719...

December 17, 2012 - 2:37pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

When it comes to threats involving school violence local officials said they don't see it often.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said they do see a lot of secondary complaints, where people see things on Facebook and report it. He explained that most of the time they find that people use the site as a place to vent. But, no matter how small or big the problem may be it doesn't stop them from following up on any reports of violence.

"We're going to ask some questions and then depending on...

November 6, 2012 - 5:43pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

Charges have been filed in a Muskingum County fraud case involving well over a million dollars.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says on March 19th the department began investigating criminal activities of 52-year-old Douglas Thompson of Pataskala. Lutz says they discovered an extensive and complex fraud case composed by Thompson while working for Tami Longaberger at her home estate.

"Through this investigation it has shown that Mr. Thompson stole in excess of $1,980,000...

December 1, 2011 - 9:24am
2 years 31 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has located a second suspect in an Avondale stabbing incident.

Sheriff Matt Lutz  issued a warrant for 25-year-old Steven Adams.

The sheriff's office said that Adams was with 23-year-old Jamie Storts of New Lexington Tuesday morning. She's suspected of stabbing John Hannahs at his home at 4075 Roseville Road.

Hannahs is listed in fair condition at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital.

The sheriff said the motive in the stabbing...

September 2, 2011 - 4:42pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

A Zanesville man is facing charges in connection with what authorities are calling a "Rolling Meth Lab”.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said 48-year-old Terry Boyd was arrested Tuesday night around 9:30 at Love’s Travel Stop on Sonora Road.

"This thing all started off with Lt. LeCocq doing a traffic stop for some kind of equipment failure on the car," said Lutz. " [He] pulled the vehicle over and upon approaching the vehicle noticed the...

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