No evidence of possible gun shots that locked down courthouse


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com



POMEROY — Rumored gun shots prompted a temporary lock down of the Meigs County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon, but no evidence of gun shots was located by law enforcement.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reported in a news release that at approximately 2:30 p.m., what sounded like gun shots were heard on Second Street in Pomeroy near the Meigs County Courthouse.

Deputies, along with agents from the Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task Force responded from the court house and sheriff’s office to Second Street, Court Street and Mulberry Avenue looking for the source. The courthouse was locked down until the area was searched. Deputies checked with businesses on those streets along with people who were on the street at the time but the source of the loud noises was not located.

A citizen did advise an officer that some people down the street were unloading drywall sheets during the time the suspected shots were heard.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@civitasmedia.com