Stories tagged with: Sheriff William Barker

August 14, 2015 - 3:56pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

The Village of New Lexington Fire Department hosted a community lunch to share an important message Friday.

The efforts were through Perry County Safe Communities. The event was to promote community safety, but also to focus on the dangers of driving while impaired. Scott Ervin, Police Chief for the Village of New Lexington told us more about who is at risk of drinking and driving.

"We have a pretty wide range of age group there." Said Ervin, "Some of the...

October 24, 2014 - 9:42pm
44 weeks 6 days ago

Perry County is making an effort to get the word out about bus safety.

The awareness event took place at Crooksville High School. Law enforcement and other officials worked to educate individuals on the purpose of the safety week. William Barker, Sheriff of Perry County told us about the target audience.

"The target audience is the drivers on the road. Thats who we need to get the information out to is you and me when we're driving down the road to make sure we watch for...

November 9, 2012 - 1:40pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

A tragedy strikes New Lexington as one of its residents passes away in a fire.  It happened around 5 a.m.

Sheriff William Barker said 34-year-old Stacy Snellings never made it out of the home located at 4375 Township Road 149 just off of State Route 13. Her body was found in a bedroom. Stacy lived in the home with her mother, Millie.

"Her mother told us that's where she could smell smoke coming from and went to that room and opened the door and couldn't find her...

October 22, 2012 - 6:22pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

Two Perry County men are under arrest following a drug bust in New Lexington.

Detectives with the Perry County Sheriff's Office and the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search at 111 East Broadway Street after receiving information of drug activity occurring within the residence.

Perry County Sheriff  William Barker said authorities found bulk amounts of heroin, marihuana, drug paraphernalia and currency in the home.

Arrested at the scene was 23...

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