The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office reports that due to a power outage 911 service was disrupted in the Norwich area early Sunday afternoon.
This includes any number beginning with (740) 872-XXXX. If you live in this area and have an emergency the Sheriff's Office asks you call their 7 digit County Fire line at (740) 452-4583. Service was restored by late afternoon.
A driver running from authorities flipped his car earlier Tuesday evening in front of Zane State College.
The incident happened around 6:08 p.m. as an officer from the Zanesville Police Deparmtent attempted to pull over a driver with expired plates. Police said they had been watching the vehicle and attempted to pull it over as it left a residence. The driver did not comply with officers and began to flee out of town toward Dillon State Park on State Route 146.
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office continues to search for a most wanted suspect.
The Sheriff's Office has been seeking 36-year-old Justin Allen Alexander since December. He's wanted on a charge of burglary with a fire arm specification and repeat violent offender specification, having a weapon under disability and theft.
Alexander's described as being 6'1 and 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He also has scars on his left arm, left shoulder, left wrist...
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz released a few more details in connection with the discovery of two bodies in a home this week.
They were found Tuesday morning by a neighbor at 5180 west road. Wednesday, Sheriff Lutz released the name of the woman found. She is 77-year-old Carolyn Eileen Porter. Also found in the house was a 64-year-old male who was an acquaintance of Porter. The male's name is not being released until his family can be notified. An autopsy on Porter this morning,...
The Muskingum County Sheriff's office is remembering one of their own today.
Sheriff Matt Lutz says thirteen years ago today, Deputy Robert Tanner was shot and killed after pulling over a vehicle. Lutz says the Sheriff's office is remembering the life of Deputy Tanner today, but they are reminded of his life in the office everyday.
"He had a what I consider an infectious smile, he was always smiling, he was a very hard worker. He was out being active that day and stopped a...
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is searching for this week's most wanted suspect.
36-year-old Justin Alexander is wanted on a felony warrant for charges of burglary with a firearm specification and a repeat violent offender specification, having a weapon while under a disability and theft.
Alexander is described as being 6'1", weighs 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Authorities say Alexander has a history of violent tendencies.
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for this week's most wanted suspect.
Jamie Lee Mayle, 29, is wanted on a bench warrant for failure to abide by the conditions of his bond. He's described as being 5'10", around 117 pounds, with black hair and blue eyes. He also has tattoos on his back and both arms.
Mayle's last known address is 28 Cemetery Avenue in Zanesville. If you see him, you should not confront or attempt to detain him. Anyone with...
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said that the victim of an apparent hunting accident has passed away.
The victim is identified as 26-year-old Adam Shinn. Monday afternoon emergency officials responded to a wooded area near 5475 French Road for a reported shooting. Muskingum County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Lococq said at the time Shinn was shot in the chest and transported to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital, unresponsive.
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect wanted on multiple drug charges.
Authorities say 33-year-old Chad Ballard is wanted on felony charges of trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, 9 counts possession of drugs and 2 counts having a weapon under disability.
Ballard's last known address is 3507 Old Coopermill Road.
He is described as being 5'10" tall, 227 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.