Stories tagged with: Sheriff Matt Lutz

September 4, 2015 - 5:17pm
42 weeks 3 days ago

With the holiday weekend upon us, the Ohio Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

Local law enforcement from the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, Zanesville Police Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol will be out in full force all weekend to keeps roads safe, and crack-down on impaired driving.

"The big thing for us on this weekend is just trying to make sure our citizens are as safe as possible, so being out...

August 24, 2015 - 5:01pm
44 weeks 19 hours ago

Two people from out-of-state are now in custody in Muskingum County, following a traffic stop in Dresden on August 19.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said Dresden Police executed a search warrant of the vehicle, and as a result, a .45 caliber hand gun and an AR-15 assault rifle were seized. The driver of the vehicle, 59-year-old TeaJay Johnson of New Mexico, and 21-year-old Ginger Maurer, were arrested on charges of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and having a weapon under...

July 23, 2015 - 4:35pm
48 weeks 4 days ago

A former area college student has been charged with aggravated murder in connection with the death of her newborn baby.

In the indictment, 20-year-old, Emile Weaver, a Muskingum University sophomore, also faces one count of abuse of a corpse, and two counts of tampering with evidence. Muskingum County Prosecutor, Mike Haddox said if convicted of murder, Weaver could face life imprisonment without parole.

"The abuse of a corpse is a felony of the fifth degree, it would have...

May 9, 2015 - 8:18pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

To remember the men in blue who lost their lives protecting the city, the Fraternal Order of Police had its annual memorial service today.

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz lost his father in the 90's while he was on patrol. Lutz explains what it means to him to on the line each day.

"It's very trying to be a police officer right now whether you're a city police officer, or a deputy sheriff, or a state patrolman. I can't think of a more trying time, and it just goes to...

May 7, 2015 - 9:00am
1 year 7 weeks ago

An 11-year-old boy sits in the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center following his arrest in connection to a Tuesday bomb threat. 

The threat was found written on a bathroom wall at Foxfire Schools on Pinkerton Lane. During the course of the investigation, school resource officer Deputy Joseph came across the student, who upon questioning confessed to writing the threat about two weeks earlier. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the case will be turned over to the prosecutor...

April 20, 2015 - 6:09pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

The investigation into the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department has resulted in an arrest.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office arrested Adam Siddle. He is the former Assistant Chief of the volunteer ire department. Sheriff Matt Lutz was cautious to release many details about the case since it is still ongoing, but he did say Siddle is indicted on 16 counts.

Those counts include 2 counts of theft, 9 counts of telecommunications fraud, 4 counts of forgery, and also a...

January 28, 2015 - 6:22pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

There are many different kinds of phone scams across the region and across the world. Scammers call you pretending to be someone you know or claim that you won something. Sometimes, they even threaten to turn off your power. They try anything to get you to send money to them for nothing. 

 Usually when the phone rings, people answer it as soon as they can reach it. And they believe the person on the other end of the line is who they say they are. But that's not always the...

January 22, 2015 - 12:48pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

We have an update on the two bodies that were discovered in a home on West Road Tuesday morning.

The male individual who died was identified as Thomas A. Cash. He was 64 years old and was living at 1663 Linden Avenue. Cash had been staying with Carolyn Eileen Porter off and on and had known her for very long time. Preliminary autopsies were carried out on the two individuals. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz told us the results allowed for a big turning point.

"Yesterday I...

January 13, 2015 - 9:45am
1 year 23 weeks ago

A Muskingum County woman is dead after an overnight fire.

Muskingum County Coroner Dr, Charles Feicht says 58-year-old Toni Finnerty of Philo died of some inhalation. The fire took place at 210 3rd Street in Philo around 11:45 Monday night. Harrison Township Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Todd Elmore says when his crew arrived on the scene smoke was showing and flames were coming out of the windows. Elmore says it took about 15 to 20 minutes to get the fire under control. He...

December 31, 2014 - 11:52am
1 year 25 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz sat down with us Tuesday and gave us an in depth look at the 2014 drug problems in the area.

According to Lutz, drugs is always the number one focus when it comes to cracking down on crime. There are many drugs out on the streets. We asked Lutz what we deal with here specifically who gave us an overview of what we see here in the county.

"It's kind of hard to pinpoint one exact drug as a major biggest drug. In our community from what we're...

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