POMEROY — The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person of interest in the suspicious death of a man at a residence on Paulins Hill Road on Sunday.
Sheriff Robert Beegle said the victim’s son, James E. Gardner, 40, is wanted for questioning in the death of his father, James W. Gardner.
James E. Garnder is described as a white male, with blond hair and green eyes, being six feet tall and approximately 175 pounds. Gardner is driving a 2001 dark blue Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4 with Ohio license plate FNC8396.
The person of interest was seen driving the truck with a red four-wheeler in the back yesterday afternoon between 3 and 3:30 p.m.
According to Beegle, there is a warrant for James E. Gardner from Jackson County, Ohio, for theft of 150 gallons of diesel fuel.
The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation is handling the case. Two agents were on scene along with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office Sunday evening.