One injured, one in custody following shooting with bow and arrow

By Sarah Hawley - [email protected]


POMEROY — The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday evening incident on Pomeroy Pike which sent one person to a Columbus hospital and a second to jail.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports his deputies responded to a shooting on Pomeroy Pike Road.

Wood stated that his office received a call from Meigs ER reporting they had a male subject who had an injury to the left side of his head/neck area. The victim said he was shot with a bow while at the residence but couldn’t give an address.

Sgt. Mohler and Deputy Fennell were able to locate the residence. At the residence, they made contact with the suspect, who was identified as Russell Starcher, age 57, of 43707 Pomeroy Pike Rd, Pomeroy, Ohio, who was arrested and is currently in Meigs County Jail.

Sheriff Wood and Meigs County Prosecutor, James Stanley, conferred about the case and felonious assault charges were filed with additional charges pending.

Agents from Meigs/Gallia Major Crimes Task Force along with agents from BCI were called in to process the scene and was able to locate evidence of the shooting. The agents also located an alleged indoor marijuana grow at the residence and allegedly located suspected heroin in the victim’s car.

The victim was later flown to Grant Hospital in Columbus, where he remains in stable condition.


By Sarah Hawley

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