For the Record


Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Day Shift

July 23

Alarm — Sgt. Patterson responded to an alarm at a residence on Riebel Road. The residence was checked and all seemed secure. Unknown cause of the activation.

Sex offender — Sgt. Patterson registered one sex offender.

July 25

Theft — Deputy Hupp investigated a theft report filed by an individual about a male entering his garage and stealing a can of gas. Deputy Hupp located the suspect, Matthew L. McDonald, 28, Middleport, who reportedly admitted to the crime. Theft charges were filed.

Civil dispute — Deputy Hupp responded to a residence in Reedsville over a property line dispute. After speaking with all parties involved, and explaining the civil process, the neighbors thought they could work out a solution amongs themselves. No further action required.

July 26

Accident — Sgt. Patterson investigated a one car accident on State Route 7 in front of Kinsale Construction. Devon Price, 22, Jackson, was southbound on State Route 7 when his vehicle reportedly ran off the left side of the road striking a walkway, an embankment, an electric pole guide line and then coming to rest in a ditch. The 2010 Toyota Prius sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Price was transported by Meigs EMS and cited for failure to control.

Burglary — Deputy C. Patterson is investigating a reported burglary at a cabin on Malloons Run Road. Entry was forced into the residence through a back door. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 740-992-3371.

Alarm drop — Deputy Patterson responded to an alarm drop at a residence in Dexter, and was cancelled while en route by the property owner.

Disorderly conduct — Deputy Riley was called to a residence near Rutland on a reported domestic dispute. Upon further investigation, it was determined that no violence had taken place, but Deputy Riley cited both parties in to county court for disorderly conduct.

July 27

Alarm drop — Deputies responded to an alarm drop at Farmers Bank in Tuppers Plains. The alarm was coming from the night drop. Upon arrival, everything appeared to be secure and there were no issues with the night drop.

July 28

Medic assist — Deputies secured a residence on E. Letart Road for EMS. Both parties were transported to the Meigs ER by EMS.

July 29

Medic assist — Deputy Hupp assisted Medics with a possible overdose in Syracuse. The patient refused treatment and the scene was cleared.

Night Shift

July 28

Reckless operation — Dispatch received a call about a white vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on State Route 7 that had passed two cars then turned out State Route 124 toward Rutland. Sgt. Mohler located the car on Bailey Run Road and stopped it. When asked about his driving, the driver stated, he had been in a crash in Gallia County and thought that a black truck was following him to harass him over the crash. The vehicle that had been calling in the information to the Sheriff’s Office was a black truck. The subject was advised to drive safely and released as the deputy did not see him commit any violations.

Reckless operation/pursuit — While going to assist another officer on a call, Deputy Ian Fennell was forced off the right side of roadway on Bailey Run Road. He had met a car, headed in the opposite direction, at a high rate of speed. Deputy Fennell was able to turn around and go after the car. After a short pursuit, the vehicle allegedly attempted to lose the deputy by turning into a driveway when he thought he was out of Fennell’s sight. Deputy Fennell pulled in behind the suspect and initiated his traffic stop. The driver Travis Warth, 19, of Middleport was cited for reckless operation and driving under suspension. The passenger and vehicle owner Sierrah Harper, 19, of Racine was cited for wrongful entrustment. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the suspects were released.

July 29

Domestic — Dispatch received a call from a resident of Cone Road, Albany, advising she has a protection order against an individual and he just showed up at the house, pulled her outside, locked the doors, took the keys and left. She had walked to a neighbor’s house and called for help. The officer then received another call stating that he was back and had tried to run her over. Deputies arrived at the scene and made contact with the caller. Deputies checked her home for her to ensure the individual was not inside and completed a report on the incident. He was not located, charges are pending.

July 30

Domestic — Dispatch received a call advising that the suspect from the above call had returned to Cone Road and assaulted the caller. Deputies again responded to the residence. When they arrived, contact was made with the caller. She stated that the suspect had assaulted her and left before deputies arrived. A search of the area was made but he was not located. Deputies advised the caller that they did not feel it was safe for her to stay there for the night and she chose to leave with them. She was transported to the sheriff’s office where she later walked to a friend’s home in town. Charges for domestic were signed on the suspect for the alleged assault.