Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

June 27, 2014 - 6:12pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help identifying a man found in the Muskingum River Friday afternoon.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, around 1:00 p.m. the body of a white, middle-aged male with dark hair, a mustache and a goatee was recovered from the river. The man had no identification on him. Officials are hoping some distinctive features will help lead to discovering his identity.

"The following tattoos were found,...

June 13, 2014 - 4:41am
1 year 17 weeks ago

 The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office said they have apprehended a suspect in a gas station robbery.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said just after 2:00 a.m. deputies learned that the Duke and Dutchess in Frazeysburg had been robbed. Lutz said a suspect is now in custody. 

The Sheriff said it’s possible the suspect in Friday's robbery could be connected to other Duke and Dutchess robberies in the county.

May 12, 2014 - 2:31am
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office confirms a fatal motorcycle accident on State Route 60 Sunday night.

The road was closed between Fulton Lane & Airy View Drive, but has since reopened.

Officals are not releasing any additional information at this time. We will have more details as they become available.

May 6, 2014 - 4:57am
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office investigates what they consider a suspicious death. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said that around 10:50p.m. Monday the sheriff's office received a call in reference to an unresponsive female at 6677 McCaslin Road. 

When deputies arrived they found the body of a 25-year-old female, deceased. Sheriff Lutz said detectives are investigating the case as a homicide. 

The sheriff reports detectives do have a person of interest and a...

March 5, 2014 - 11:52am
1 year 31 weeks ago

Tornado sirens sound throughout the state as part of severe weather awareness week.

In Muskingum County the sheriff's office dispatch center sets off the sirens as part of the test. The dispatch center can sound sirens for the entire county or certain portions.

"It's like everything else you seldom need it but you want to make sure when you need it it works," said Sheriff Matt Lutz. "It's kind of like back up generator your always want to try it before you...

January 31, 2014 - 6:43pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says after a long term investigation his deputies raided two homes on Bailey Street in connection to drugs.

The sheriff says after obtaining search warrants, deputies from his office and the Guernsey County Special Response Team searched both residences Friday evening. Resulting in three people being taken in custody for questioning.

"We did take one individual in custody from the house over there and a male and a female in custody from...

January 14, 2014 - 12:12pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

A Zanesville man is sentenced for his role in connection to a drug case.

29-year-old Codey Starkey was sentenced to eight years in prison for one count each of possession of cocaine, heroin, Lorazepam, Vicodin and having a weapon while under disability.

Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered Starkey to also forfeit his weapons and be placed on post release control for three years once his jail time is served.

In July, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said Starkey and co-...

December 3, 2013 - 11:18am
1 year 44 weeks ago

A Zanesville man charged in connection to a drug bust in July of this year enters a guilty plea in court.

34-year-old Jason Tate plead guilty in Muskingum Common Pleas Court to one count of possession of cocaine, one count of possession of heroin, possession of Lorazepam and having a weapon under disability. Six other charges will be dropped at sentencing.

Judge Kelly Cottrill ordered a pre-sentence investigation in the case. Tate's bond was continued at $250,000.


November 18, 2013 - 4:10pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the number of concealed carry permits have soared over the past year.

Officials say a record breaking, 82,000 permits have been issued from this year through the end of September. This is significantly higher than all of last year and according to Sheriff Matt Lutz, the same goes for Muskingum County.

"We kind of went through basically October, as a gauging point from the year 2012,” explained Lutz. “Through October, we had...

October 24, 2013 - 11:06am
1 year 50 weeks ago

There's frustration for Maysville School District officials as another bomb threat takes students out of class.

Superintendent Monte Bainter said that around 8:15 a.m. Thursday morning was found written on the second floor bathroom wall of the middle school. Sheriff's deputies swept the building. Both the high school students and middle school were evacuated.

"We went into a soft lock down and got the kids contained to their classrooms," said Maysville Superintendent...

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