Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

September 21, 2015 - 2:38pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

If you encounter a Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy in the near future, he or she may be wearing a body camera.

The Sheriff's Office has been exploring the idea of body cameras for a while. Amid national controversy surrounding policing, they are ready to add the new tools to their uniforms permanently. Sheriff Matt Lutz met with the county commissioners Monday to discuss funding for the devices.

"They are very expensive, not only are the cameras, the cameras are actually...

September 3, 2015 - 4:38am
5 weeks 16 hours ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said this week's most wanted suspect has been caught. 

48-year-old Michael Alan Bell of New Concord was wanted on multiple felonies including rape, gross sexual imposition and sexual battery. 

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office thank the community for their assistance in locating Bell.


September 3, 2015 - 4:27am
5 weeks 16 hours ago

A Duncan Falls man enters a plea in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at the Duke and Duchess on Adamsville Road. 

33-year-old Clint McLean entered a not guilty plea in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. 

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said in the early morning hours of August 18, State Troopers conducted a felony stop of a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Belmont County. 

The troopers recognized the driver as the same person in...

September 2, 2015 - 10:05am
5 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office needs your help in locating this week's most wanted suspect. 

48-year-old Michael Alan Bell of New Concord is wanted on multiple felonies including rape, gross sexual imposition and sexual battery. 

Bell is described as being 5'11, weighing 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. 

They warn to not confront or attempt to detain the subject. Authorities said if you have any information regarding his whereabouts to contact...

August 13, 2015 - 6:59pm
7 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said Thomas E. Moore of Roseville was indicted on several methamphetamine lab related charges Aug. 12.

The charges include Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs, a Second degree felony, Third degree felonies of Illegal Assembly of Chemicals for the Manufacturing of Drugs and Trafficking in Drugs, and Fifth degree felonies of Aggravated Possession of Drugs and Possessing Criminal Tools.

Moore is being held at the Muskingum County Jail on a $100,000...

August 12, 2015 - 11:27am
8 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is trying to locate a most wanted suspect.

35-year-old Clint Todd Bowen is wanted on a  felony warrant for charges of burglary, robbery and domestic violence.

Bowen is described as being 5'10" tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes..

His last known address is 1328 Clover Street.

Anyone with information on Bowen's whereabouts is urged to call the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office at (740) 452-3637 ext....

July 15, 2015 - 4:11pm
12 weeks 19 hours ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said there is no doubt that some drugs around the county have come from Mexico. 

The Sheriff's Office doesn't have a direct link between the county's drug trade and the notorious kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, who escaped from a Mexican prison last weekend. 

However, Lutz did say that anyone willing to get involved in the drug trade should be considered dangerous. He said it's an issue the county...

July 3, 2015 - 2:11pm
13 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the community that setting off fireworks without the proper permit and training is illegal.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said that although they can't monitor the entire 680 square miles, law enforcement will react to complaints.

Using fireworks illegally is considered a misdemeanor crime and can result in a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. Lutz said it all comes down to staying safe this holiday.

"We've had...

June 29, 2015 - 5:46pm
14 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has an update for us on an ongoing home invasion investigation.

The crime occurred on December 13, 2014 on Adamsville Road. Sheriff of Muskingum County, Matt Lutz said Detective Randy Wilson developed a suspect and has been attempting to locate him for questioning.

"We obtained information where the suspect possibly was in West Virginia. We did have our detectives there working with [the] Parkersburg Police Department who was a big asset...

June 17, 2015 - 4:32pm
16 weeks 23 hours ago

Thursday, Riesbeck's in South Zanesville invites the community to celebrate summer with its fun summer safety event.

Folks can come out and learn how to stay safe and still have fun in the sun. Riesbeck's Pharmacy, Genesis Healthcare System, Muskingum County Safe Community Coalition, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, and Muskingum County Sheriff's Office are all taking part in the event.

"We're trying to keep everybody safe this summer, especially now with...

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