RUTLAND — An arrest has been made related to the home invasion investigation which occurred on Jan. 10 on Hutton Road in Rutland, according to a report from Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood.
The sheriff reported that during the initial investigation, it was found that the resident had been injured and was transported to Holzer Medical Center for injuries sustained in the assault. The scene was processed by the Meigs County Sheriffs Office and Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) investigators.
Wood said that with the help of eye witnesses and evidence gathered at the scene, suspects were identified. One of the suspects was brought to the Sheriffs office for an interview on Friday. At 5:30 a.m. Monday, Sergeant Danny Leonard went to a residence on Old Dexter Road, Langsville, and Lawrence W. McQuaid, 19, was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with aggravated assault, a felony of the fourth degree, as well as a charge of failure to stop after an accident, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
McQuaid is currently being held in the Meigs County Jail.
Wood said he is proud of the cooperation that was demonstrated by all involved in the investigation. He also announced that he has made scheduling changes at his office to have more deputies and a supervisor available on each shift.
“It is my goal to provide the best coverage, response time and thorough investigations for the community,” he concluded.