For the Record


Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Night Shift

July 10

Vandalism — Deputy Stacy responded to a residence on South Third Street in Racine and took a report on car vandalism.

Breaking and entering — Sgt. Jones responded to a residence on State Route 124 in Pomeroy for a breaking and entering. The scene was processed and a report was taken. Several Dewalt tools, John Deere welder, air compressors, copper fittings, radiators, car batteries and several antique items were taken from the business. Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Auto accident — Sgt. Jones handled a deer accident at the intersection of Hiland Road and State Route 7.

July 11

Theft from auto — Sgt. Jones responded to a residence on State Route 684, Albany (Pageville), in reference someone having broken into a truck and had stolen a drill set. Report taken at the scene.

Theft from auto — Sgt. Jones took a report a resident on Orchard Hill Road of Gallipolis who reported his Jeep Wrangler had broken down below Story’s Run on Saturday and when he went back to check on his vehicle, his doors had been stolen. Report was taken at scene.

July 12

Wanted persons — Deputy Snoke and Deputy Stacy arrested Sherry Johnson, age 23, Pomeroy and Brittany Miller, age 31, of Letart for outstanding warrants out of Middleport and Pomeroy courts.

July 13

Possible poaching — Deputy Snoke responded to Calaway Road reference to a possible poacher. The area was patrolled and nothing was found.

Auto accident — Deputy Jones assisted the Ohio State Patrol with an auto accident on Rocksprings Road. The driver was reported to have left the scene.

Altercation — Deputy Jones took statements from the victims of a possible altercation that happened at the Mizway Bar. The incident is under investigation.

July 14

Threats — Dispatch received a call from a woman stating that two guys had guns at the sandbar on State Route 124 above Racine. Deputies Chris Jones and Brandy King responded to the scene and made contact with the caller. She advised the officers that Lester Bush and Preston Cook allegedly both had guns and had been shooting them. She then advised that one individual had allegedly pointed a pistol at her and threatened to shoot her if she did not leave, and the other allegedly had thrown a skillet at her car when she tried to leave. A search of the area was made and two loaded guns were found hidden in the weeds, a 357-magnum hand gun and a 12-gauge shotgun. The weapons were seized as evidence, Cook and Bush were taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office. Preston Cook, age 32, of Syracuse, was cited for disorderly conduct and released. A charge of aggravated menacing was signed on Lester Bush, age 37, of Syracuse, and he was incarcerated pending a court appearance on the charge.

July 15

Disturbance — Dispatch received a call about several campers drinking and making a lot of noise in Area 3 at Forked Run State Park at around 3 a.m. Deputies were dispatched and patrolled the area, all was quiet when they arrived. Deputies made contact with all of the camp sites in that area. All denied making the noise and no alcohol was detected. No further action was taken on this call.

Possible assault — Dispatch received a third party call of an assault at an address on Headley Road, Reedsville. Deputies arrived and made contact with everyone in the home. After speaking with everyone it was determined that no assault had occurred but they had been arguing. The situation was resolved and no further action was taken on this call.

July 16

Accidental shooting — Dispatch received a third party call of a possible suicide attempt on Van Zant Road in the Langsville area. The female victim had already been transported to Holzer ER in Gallia County with a gunshot wound by private auto. Deputy Hupp was dispatched to investigate the incident. After checking the scene and speaking with the victim, and seeing the wound, it was determined to be accidental. The victim stated she was firing the gun when she dropped it and when she grabbed for the gun in the air, before it hit the ground, she caught it, the gun and it went off striking her in the leg. No further action was taken on this call.

Day shift

July 12

Investigate complaint — Deputy Riley was dispatched to the Meigs ER in reference to a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg. After an initial investigation, it appears that the incident may have taken place in West Virginia. An open investigation is still ongoing.

July 13

Theft — Sgt. Griffin received a call from a resident in Racine alleging the theft of some medication from her home. It was later determined that the medication had been misplaced by another household member.

July 14

Investigate complaint — Deputy Patterson responded to a call on Flatwoods Road in reference to the theft of a wallet. The victim called our office the next day and stated that she had located the wallet.

July 15

Investigate complaint — Deputy Patterson took a call from a female stating that her car had been vandalized while it was parked at Alligator Jacks. This incident remains under investigation.