Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Department

November 4, 2011 - 4:50pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is now revealing more details from the day Terry Thompson released his 56 exotic animals and then took his own life.

It happened October 18th on Thompson's farm on Kopchak Road. Newly released records and dash cam video show in detail how the dramatic day unfolded. The Deputy Reports tell multiple cases of animals charging at deputies before being shot and killed. One Deputy wrote that a bear died only 7 feet from where he was standing. The combined...

October 31, 2011 - 3:07pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

There are currently 202 registered sex offenders living in Muskingum County - and no Ohio laws keeping them from passing out candy on Halloween.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said he can't recall any reset incidents that took place in connection with Trick-or-Treat and Sex Offenders but encourages families to know their neighborhood and beware of the homes your children are visiting.

"The best thing I tell people is, if your kids are in that time frame where they are...

October 29, 2011 - 2:51pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

If you're like many people, you probably have a drawer or medicine cabinet full of expired or unwanted medication...to help prevent drug-abuse and theft of these products local residents were encouraged to drop off any unwanted medication to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

The collaborative effort to properly dispose of any medication was part of National Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The community could drive-thru and drop...

October 27, 2011 - 5:03pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

One man is now being held in the Muskingum County Jail in connection with a home burglary that took place earlier this week.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said 29-year-old Chaise Michael King of Zanesville was taken into custody earlier last night.

King is being charged in connection with Tuesday nights home burglary on Old River Road where multiple men broke in, tied a woman up and committed theft. Also home at the time were young children.

Lutz said King is...

October 21, 2011 - 5:43pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Some positive support for Sheriff Lutz can be seen along Maple Avenue.

Local businesses are posting their appreciation for the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department and the efforts made during the release of the exotic animals.

"Sheriff Lutz is a leader," expressed Business Owner Jay Butler. "A leader of our community who had to make a hard decision and he made the right decision."

Business Owner George Patterson said he had been following the...

October 21, 2011 - 4:17pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Some positive support for Sheriff Lutz and the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department can be seen along Maple Avenue.

Local businesses are posting their appreciation for the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department and the efforts made during the release of the exotic animals.

Jay Butler of  Butler Realty said,  "Sheriff Lutz is a leader, a leader of our community who had to make a hard decision and he made the right decision."

Business Owner George...

October 21, 2011 - 4:08pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Muskingum County Dispatchers got an earful this week as phone lines lit up with people expressing their discontent over the shooting of animals.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said dispatchers were overwhelmed by the number of calls coming in. Some calls included foul language and hatred. There were also a lot of emails.

"It was was really frustrating for dispatch, they have never been through anything like that," said Lutz. "People in our community have no idea of how...

October 20, 2011 - 3:46pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioners were in discussion the majority of Thursday afternoon, the talks stem from the release of exotic animals and the world wide media coverage that hit our area.

Commissioners spoke on the effect the events of the past couple days will have, not only on the county's budget, but the reputation and image of the county.

"I think the Sheriff did an excellent job, the Commissioners are behind him 100% of the action he has taken and how he has...

October 12, 2011 - 9:03pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Seven people are in custody Wednesday evening, after the Sheriff's Department conducted a search warrant and found crack cocaine.

It happened around 6 p.m. at 305 Wayne Avenue in Zanesville. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says the seven people arrested were all male, and were cooperative.

"We have known targets when we come to these locations." explained Sheriff Lutz. "When we entered the house, we had five individuals in the house and a car pulled up on Hughes...

September 2, 2011 - 4:42pm
3 years 37 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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