Stories tagged with: Terry Thompson

October 19, 2011 - 6:37pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

Only one of Terry Thompson's wild animals is still on the loose Wednesday night.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said 49 of the 56 animals were killed, including one baboon, two wolves, six black bears, two grizzly bears, nine lions, eight lionesses, three mountain lions and 18 bengal tigers.  Lutz said his deputies continue to search for a monkey that is likely carrying a dangerous disease.

"The director of the Columbus Zoo as well as The Wilds has recommended that...

October 19, 2011 - 3:13pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

Sheriff Lutz from the Muskingum County Sheriff Department has confirmed in a 3:00 pm press conference that 56 animals were on the loose after being set free by Terry Thompson, who was found dead on the property. Sheriff Lutz says they have killed one wolf, six black bears, two grizzly bears, nine male lions, eight lionesses, one baboon, one mountain lion, and eighteen tigers. One grizzly bear, three leopards, and two monkeys were transported to the Columbus Zoo. Still on the loose are a...

April 5, 2010 - 4:27pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

A Zanesville man pled guilty in U.S. District Court Monday on federal weapons charges.

61-year-old Terry Thompson pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of illegal firearms, each count of which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to a press release, Thompson admitted to possessing eight illegal firearms, including five fully automatic firearms and three short-barreled firearms without serial numbers.

In June 2008, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol...

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