Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

June 20, 2011 - 4:52pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

A Zanesville man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison on multiple drug charges.

32-year-old Jeremy Johnson-Fowler appeared before Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill where he received a 3 year sentence on a charge of trafficking in crack cocaine and a 7 year sentence on charges of trafficking in cocaine and marijuana and possession of marijuana.

Johnson-Fowler plead guilty to the charges in February after being arrested several months...

May 12, 2011 - 6:21pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

The pain at the pump could end up causing you a lot more pain than you bargained for. When the price is high, some people fill their tank and run -- without paying.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls of drive off's at area gas stations. Sheriff Matt Lutz says in the first four months of 2011, they have had 58 drive off's compared to 63 last year during the same time.

"I can't really explain why we have five less but I can say with gas prices up...

April 29, 2011 - 9:10pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

Some Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputies are turning in their badges this week.

Lieutenant Randy Wilson, Sergeant Pat Keck and Deputy Roger Kelly are retiring from the department. A small party was held for them Friday afternoon highlighting their years of service. We spoke with Sergaent Pat Keck who has been with the Sheriff's Office the last 27 years. He says it's been an amazing experience serving Muskingum County.

"I'm going to take summer off, i've got 2 kids and two...

April 27, 2011 - 8:07pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

A woman was shot in the head Wednesday night during a dispute in Muskingum County.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. at 3900 Hemmers Lane in Wayne Township. Sheriff Matt Lutz says several family members were at the residence when the victim was shot by her step-brother following an argument.

"Our deputies got here on the scene, there was some people that had the victim out of the residence. At that point the suspect was still in the residence," he says.

Deputies were...

March 31, 2011 - 9:43pm
4 years 10 hours ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office raided a Zanesville home Thursday evening searching for drugs. They discovered a marijuana growing operation.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says the raid was the result of an on-going investigation into the home at 1015 Ohio Street.

In the upstairs of the home there were two growing rooms filled with marijuana.

"A lot of these grow rooms they'll have a starter room where they start the plants in small pots, and as they get them to where...

March 25, 2011 - 3:33pm
4 years 6 days ago

The closing of the northbound lanes of Northpointe Drive in Muskingum County due to a slip is not only a headache for drivers, it has now become a safety concern.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has received many complaints from drivers in the southbound lane saying northbound drivers are ignoring the closure where the slip occurred and are using the southbound lane causing near accidents with drivers. Sheriff Matt Lutz says even though one lane is open, it does not mean...

March 24, 2011 - 9:25pm
4 years 1 week ago

The Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday passed a resolution allowing the Sheriff's office to lease five new cruisers for deputies this year.

This is the third year the commissioners have leased the vehicles. Before, the county bought used Highway Patrol cruisers from the state. The commissioners decided leasing Ford Crown Victorias was the better decision in the long term becasue of longevity and cost.

"It's saving on repair bills, vehicles are lasting longer having them...

March 16, 2011 - 7:49am
4 years 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is on the search for this week's most wanted suspect.

20-year-old Dylan J. Marshall is wanted for cultivation of marijuana, two counts of possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools.

Marshall weighs 170lbs and is 6'2 with brown eyes and hair. His last known address is 2945 Linden Avenue in Zanesville.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office at (740) 452-3637. You may remain anonymous.

March 7, 2011 - 10:38pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

     With Governor Kasich making drastic cuts across the state trying to fix a nearly 8-billion dollar deficit, the pain is being felt in some law enforcement agencies here in Southeast Ohio. Click the video link on the left to view Mark Bullion's full story.

The Licking Muskingum Correctional Center in Newark is expected to close come summer this year. And this poses a concern among many like where the current inmates will go.

"There are other facilities...

February 28, 2011 - 11:29pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

A teenager was taken to a Columbus hospital following an ATV crash around 7 p.m. Monday night off Ford Road.

According to Sgt. Pat Keck with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, a brother and sister were riding an ATV on private property when they hit a hole and were thrown from the vehicle. The 17-year-old boy was thrown into an electrical fence.

Keck says, the boy was taken by Newton Township first responders to Good Samaritan Hospital and then transferred by ambulance to...

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