Stories tagged with: Sheriff Matt Lutz

December 31, 2014 - 11:52am
1 year 29 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...

December 2, 2014 - 1:27pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said one person has died after a Tuesday morning farm accident. 

The accident took place just after 7am at 5930 Edgemoor Road in Adamsville. Sheriff Matt Lutz reports that 51-year-old William Miller, a resident of the farm, was attempting to use the PTO Shaft on a tractor to run a compressor on a milking parlor.

The Sheriff said Miller became entangled in the PTO shaft and sustained severe injuries and died at the scene. 


November 22, 2014 - 5:42pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

Many people got trapped driving in some dangerous weather conditions early this morning.

Sheriff Matt Lutz issued a level three snow emergency this morning until about noon, and at that time it dropped to a level 1 until all back roads were cleared off. A level three snow emergency means that all roads are closed to non-emergency personnel and no one should be on the roads unless it is absolutely necessary. Sheriff Lutz says they only call level three snow emergencies under certain...

October 22, 2014 - 9:41am
1 year 39 weeks ago

According to the United States Department of Transportation 1.6 million auto accidents are attributed to cell phone use each year, which accounts for nearly 6,000 deaths. A company out of Virginia is hoping to find a way to prevent these catastrophes.

A representative from the company ComSonics said the company is in early stages of development of a radar like device that could determine if a driver is texting. Similar to Ohio's seatbelt laws, texting and driving is a secondary...

October 15, 2014 - 5:58pm
6 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted this week is 39-year-old Brian Hatfield.

Hatfield has been accused of helping to misspend nearly $500,000 designated for emergency services for the Harrison Township Emergency Medical Service. According to Sheriff Matt Lutz, Hatfield is wanted on a nationwide pickup for failure to abide by the conditions of his bond in reference to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering and theft.

"The judge issued this...

July 28, 2014 - 5:50pm
1 year 52 weeks ago

The report came at approximately 4PM yesterday afternoon, that the body of a missing woman could potentially be in a wooded area across from the Brookside Apartment Complex. Sheriff of Muskingum County Matt Lutz says that a body was located there by deputies and a K9 unit. According to their initial cornier investigation, the deceased woman could have been in the wooded area for as much as two weeks. Lutz said that they are confident it could be that of the missing individual.


July 8, 2014 - 5:27pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz has released more information regarding a boat stolen from the Zanesville Yacht Club in June that resulted in the death of two local men.

The bodies of 35-year-old Travis Krouskoupf and 24-year-old Kenny Tucker, both of Zanesville, were discovered in the Muskingum River on Friday, June 27th after the boat they were in crashed over a dam.  Several witnesses reported seeing them on the river in the stolen boat the Tuesday before.


June 27, 2014 - 1:18pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff says that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has recovered the body believed to be that of a man missing in the Muskingum River. 

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the body of a man was discovered south of the Rokeby Lock in Morgan County,Friday. 

On Tuesday, Zanesville Police and Fire Department recieved a call in regards to two men in the river. Upon investigation officals found debris of a boat, which later turned out to be stolen. 

May 8, 2014 - 11:05am
2 years 11 weeks ago

Remnants of mobile meth labs can cause problems for county workers.

As workers get out on roadways this summer doing project a danger could be lurking. Leftover items used in the making of meth are sometimes dumped on the side of the road.

Items include two liter bottles, gas cans, batteries, rubber hoses and even pill containers. Contact with these items without proper precautions can be harmful to one's health.

"Once it's discarded it would still have remnants of...

May 6, 2014 - 4:57am
2 years 11 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...

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