Stories tagged with: muskingum county sheriff

December 17, 2012 - 2:37pm
2 years 32 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
2 years 38 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
3 years 35 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
3 years 48 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...

August 22, 2011 - 4:32pm
3 years 49 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
4 years 6 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
4 years 6 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
4 years 8 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
4 years 10 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
4 years 25 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...

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