Stories tagged with: Perry County Sheriff's Office

January 23, 2011 - 5:34pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office is experiencing trouble receiving 911 calls from the Junction City area and from all phone numbers beginning with 987.

If you dial 911 with a 987prefix in Junction City, you may not be able to hear the 911 operator. Your address and information will still be seen on the dispatcher's screen and emergency personnel will still respond but personnel may not know the nature of the emergency.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office is asking those residents...

December 3, 2010 - 4:17am
3 years 19 weeks ago

Deputies with the Perry County Sheriff's Office break up a meth lab Thursday.

Sergeant Kevin Starrett says his office along with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Perry County Probation Department executed the warrant at 5475 Rushcreek Road in Somerset.

An active methamphetamine lab was found inside the residence along with three people.

Formal charges against the three will be filed at the conclusion of the investigation.

No names are being...

September 28, 2010 - 5:52pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

Those traveling on Township Hwy 79 at Buckeye Lake in Perry County made a shocking discovery Tuesday afternoon.

"I took the boat over here across the bay to take it out on the ramp and when I got out the boat, there were already two guys there. They told me to check this out, what they thought they thought was a body," says local resident Mark Bernhard.

Bernhard says at first sight, they weren't certain whether what they were looking at was really a body.

September 23, 2010 - 6:17pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

The Central Ohio Drug Task Force and the Perry County Sheriff's Office have two women in custody following a three-month-long investigation.

According to the Sheriff's Office, authorities arrested 46-year-old Tomma Ellis of Junction City and 31-year-old Melissa Taylor of New Lexington Thursday for trafficking in prescription drugs in front of children.

Deputies seized an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs, money and two vehicles. The women are being held in the...

September 18, 2010 - 3:25pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office arrest a woman in connection to a drug bust in Junction City.

Friday deputies with the Perry County Sheriff's Office and agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at 310 Poplar Street.

Sheriff's Sgt Kevin Starrett said that the investigation was into the trafficking of methadone in front of juveniles at the residence.

Deputies aren't releasing the woman's name until formal charges are filed.


August 16, 2010 - 9:56pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

Four people are under arrest after a drug bust in Perry County Monday.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office along with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed  a search at a home at 302 Elizabeth Street in New Lexington.

Kevin Starrett said the search was a result of an investigation into the trafficking of heroin occurring at the residence in front of juveniles ranging in age from 3-11. Names of those arrested aren't being released until their cases are presented...

March 6, 2010 - 7:58pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

After suffering a serious injury while on the job, a member of local law enforcement is turning to the community for help. 

"They are a very strong family, we are all a very strong family, but it has taken something like this to keep them barely afloat," says Polly Owens, the sister of Lt. Eddie Miller.

It has been a tough road for the Miller family of New Lexington. Last January, Lt. Eddie Miller with the Perry County Sheriff's Department was...

February 1, 2010 - 12:25am
4 years 11 weeks ago

The Perry County Sheriff's Office says a woman remains at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, awaiting formal charges to be filed in a shooting incident that took place yesterday afternoon.

The Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail's Website indicates that 38-year-old Sabra Hilliard of Perry County was booked around two this morning on felonious assault.

A shooting incident happened around 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon at 5888 Cimarron Road. Sergeant John Russell says Bill Wilson and...

January 31, 2010 - 12:22am
4 years 11 weeks ago

A Mount Perry woman is arrested after an afternoon shooting.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. at 5888 Cinmarron Road.

Sergeant John Russell says an altercation occurred between Bill Wilson and the woman over money. Russell says the woman then presented a gun and shot Wilson in the right shoulder outside the home. Russell says there was a juvenile inside the residence at the time of the shooting.

Wilson was taken to Genesis Bethesda Hospital for treatment and later transported...

January 6, 2010 - 9:38pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

A Crooksville man faces up to four years in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking.

60-year-old John Wager was found guilty Wednesday in Perry County Common Pleas Court on four counts of trafficking in cocaine, all fifth-degree-felonies.

According to Sgt. Kevin Starrett, the Perry County Sheriff's Office, the Crooksville Police Department and Ohio Investigative Unit- Division of Liquor Control worked together to obtain the conviction.

Their investigation...

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