For the Record


Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Night Shift

April 25

Vehicle accident — Deputies responded to an accident involving a Wrecker at Main and Depot Streets in Rutland. Deputy Stacy assisted OSHP with the accident.

April 27

Alarm call — Deputy Stacy responded to Lyons Den Road for an alarm on an outbuilding door. The building and surrounding area was check and found secure.

April 28

Disorderly intoxication — Dispatch received a call about a subject passed out on a 4-wheeler at the sand bar on State Route 124 near Manual Road. Caller advised he had attempted to wake the subject up but was unsuccessful. Deputy Chris Jones arrived on scene and after several attempts, was able to wake the subject. The subject was identified as Mel Richards, age 31, of Racine. Richards was cited for disorderly while intoxicated and incarcerated for an eight-hour hold.

Traffic detail — Deputies took part in a traffic blitz on US.33 and SR.7 along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Friday night. Deputies conducted 18 traffic stops with several warnings and citations being issued for minor traffic and drug violations.

April 29

Suspicious vehicle — Dispatch received a call from a female in the Long Bottom area stating that she and her friends had been followed by a subject in a white pick-up truck and now think he may be at the end of their driveway. Deputies responded to the address and made contact with the caller who advised they had been followed from the Five Points area to Chester. At one point the complainant advised they pulled over to let the truck by and it pulled in behind them. Deputies patrolled the area and was unable to locate the truck. No further action was taken on this call.

April 30

Assault — Dispatch received a call from a female in Racine stating that her mother had been beat up and told her to call the police. Deputies arrived on scene along with a squad and contacted the victim. The victim stated that she had been in an argument with a female that was blaming her for calling Children’s Services on her. The victim stated that the female assaulted her before she was able to get away and into her home. The victim stated a male companion to the female suspect then threw a large rock through the back window of her house and before both suspects left the area in a truck believed to be headed to West Virginia. The victim refused treatment from the squad, and gave a written statement about the incident to the deputies. Charges have been signed on the suspects and warrants are expected to be issued.

Marijuana sized — While searching for Matthews Boswell (Matt), age 24 of State Route 124 Reedsville for a felony warrant out of Athens County, deputies found a small marijuana grow containing 18 plants. The marijuana was seized. Action on the marijuana grow is still under investigation. Deputies will continue attempts to locate and arrest Matt Boswell on the outstanding warrant.

Day Shift

April 26

Accident — All deputies assisted with EMS and OSP on a 3-car accident on SR7 at Union Ave.

Well-being check — Sgt. Patterson was dispatched to a residence on Roy Jones Road to check on a female who may have been having suicidal thoughts. Contact was made with the female and everything was okay.

April 27

Court — Deputy Snoke along with Court Officer Larry Tucker took four prisoners to court and then transported them back to individual jails.

April 28

Domestic — Sgt. Patterson and Deputy Snoke responded to a residence on Beech Grove Road on a report of arguing at the residence. When deputies arrived, they spoke with two individuals who said they had been having a verbal argument, but no violence or threats had taken place. No charges filed.

Alarm — Deputy Riley responded to an alarm activation at a residence on State Route 325. Deputy Riley checked the residence and everything appeared secure. It is unknown what caused the alarm activation.

April 29

Domestic — Sgt. Patterson and Deputy King responded to a residence on Starcher Road on a possible domestic. When units arrived and spoke with a female who reported arguing with her son. Units determined there had been no physical violence and no threats. The son left the residence. No charges filed.

Alarm — Sgt. Patterson responded to a smoke alarm activation on Hudson Road. When Sgt. Patterson arrived, a repairman was on scene and had determined the activation was caused by a faulty sensor.

Lost person — Meigs County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Dale Riffle who reported he had been mushroom hunting when his four-wheeler had broken down. Riffle said he attempted to walk out but got lost. Deputy King and Sgt. Patterson responded to the scene along with Meigs County EMS units. Riffle was located a short time after the initial report by Tom Bailey, who brought Riffle out of the woods to EMS units. Riffle was checked by EMS and released.

Medical assist — Sgt. Mohler and Sgt. Patterson responded to residence on State Route 689 to assist EMS with an elderly female who was hallucinating. Units secured the scene until EMS checked the patient and transported her to hospital.