Quick moves by a pizza delivery man may have saved him from being robbed by gun point.
According to Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz a Papa John's Employee was making a delivery in the 3700 block of the East Pike last night when an armed man attempted to rob him. The employee was able to fight off the subject and according to sheriff's call logs knock out the suspect and take the gun.
Lutz said the suspect fled the scene, leading deputies on a chase. The pursuit ended when the...
The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is counting down the days until it moves into the Muskingum County East Complex, which currently houses the child support offices.
On Monday, Sheriff Matt Lutz met with the county commissioners, job and family services and Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck. Keck said January 11th will be the last day for the sheriff's office in downtown Zanesville.
"I retired from the sheriff's office, so I understand that it's important...
A garage fire in Newton Township is being called suspicious, according to Lieutenant Mike Lecocq of the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office.
Lecocq said the fire at 7915 Old Town Rd. happened shortly after 9:30 Sunday evening. He said two separate calls came in- one in regards to the garage fire and another in regards to a truck fire, he said it wasn't until crews arrived they realized the incidents were one in the same.
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The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office and Game Warden are investigating a number of deer carcasses dumped onto a 140 acre property on Elmville Road in Brush Creek Township.
Property owner Delbert Ross woke-up Friday morning to find six deer carcasses illegally dumped on his driveway. Ross believes he knows who committed the crime and said it's because he wouldn't let them hunt...
A Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy was injured on Monday night when his cruiser struck a deer.
Deputy Darrin Bohn said he was following Deputy Jonathan Merry on the way to assist the Licking County Sheriff's Office on a call around 6:30 PM. Bohn said they were traveling on State Route 146 with their emergency sirens on when Merry struck a deer close to State Route 586.
"I just came across him sitting alongside the road," said Bohn.
A Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy was injured Monday night when his cruiser struck a deer.
According to Sheriff Matt Lutz, around 6:30 p.m. the deputy was traveling with his emergency sirens on to assist the Licking County Sheriff's Office on a call. Sheriff Lutz says while driving on State Route 146 in Nashport the deputy struck a deer.
The impact caused the cruiser's airbags to deploy, which caused burns to the deputy's face. The Sheriff says the burns are believed...
Area church members can now rest easy knowing the man suspected in a string of breaking and entering is behind bars.
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said 32-year-old Scott Roberts of Zanesville is facing 43 charges that include burglary, breaking and entering, vandalism and theft. Roberts is suspected of being responsible for nearly all of the church break-ins since July 14th as well as a number of home burglaries taking place throughout the city and county.
The Muskingum and Morgan County sheriff's offices are investigating a marijuana plot.
Authorities recovered 12 marijuana plants near 7405 and 7398 Sharps Ridge Road in McConnelsville. Morgan County sheriff Tom Jenkins said about 70 plants had already been harvested. He said a search warrant was obtained from the Morgan County court to enter the residence.
"While we have no exact figures, there is a large amount of marijuana partially processed in the residence,...