For the Record

Staff Report

Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Night Shift

Oct. 16

Well-being check — Sgt Jones went to a residence on Callaway Road, Coolville, for a well-being check. The person was found and informed to contact the original caller.

Oct. 17

Verbal dispute — Sgt. Jones responded to a residence on Township Road 1014, Pageville, for a verbal dispute between family members. All parties advised it was all verbal and separated for the night.

Domestic dispute — Deputy Stacy and Sgt Jones responded to a residence on Rocksprings Road, Pomeroy, for a domestic dispute. Elwood J. Myers, age 52, Pomeroy, was arrested for domestic violence and incarcerated in the Meigs County Jail.

Oct. 18

Verbal dispute — Deputy King and Sgt. Jones responded to a residence on State Route 124, Racine, for a verbal dispute between family members. On their arrival, deputies spoke with a man who stated that he and his brother had been arguing over a motorcycle and his brother had left with the motorcycle prior to the deputies’ arrival. He was referred to his attorney for the civil issues.

Alarm call — Deputy Fennell and Sgt. Jones responded to two separate alarm calls at the Hot Spot in Portland and the 124 Mart in Pomeroy. Both key holders were notified, and the properties were found secured.

Oct. 20

Car in a ditch — Dispatch received a call about a car in the ditch on McCumber Road and the caller advised that they believed the driver was intoxicated. Deputy Fennell arrived on scene and made contact with the driver. He was not intoxicated and already had someone there to pull him out. There was no damage to the vehicle or property. He was given a warning for failure to control. No further action was taken on this call.

Crash — Dispatch received a call from OSP advising that they have a trooper on the way to a crash on State Route 124 at Buck Town Road. They requested that we send a deputy to secure the scene until they arrived. Deputy King arrived and stood by with the driver until the OSP unit arrived. The scene was released to the trooper, no further action was taken by the deputy on this call.

Oct. 21

Alarm drop — Dispatch received a call from ADT Alarm company advising of a residential alarm on Dexter Road. A deputy was sent to check the home. The deputy arrived and was unable to make contact with the home owner. The outside of the house was checked, and everything was secure. No further action was taken on this call.

Domestic — Dispatch received a transfer call from 911 of a domestic on State Route 833. The female on the line advised that she needed help because her boyfriend would not leave her along. The call was difficult to understand because her cell service was poor. The dispatcher was able to get the address and officers were sent to the location. Deputy Campbell arrived along with a Pomeroy Police Department unit that was sent to assist him and spoke with the residents of the home. After an investigation into the incident it was determined from both individuals verbal statements that the caller, Felicia Hopkins, 19, was the probable primary aggressor in the alleged domestic. She was arrested and transported to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

Domestic — 911 received a call of an active domestic from a child at a residence on State Roue 681 and contact was made to the sheriff’s office. Dispatch also received a call from an adult about the same time of the same domestic. Deputies were sent to the address on State Route 681 and made contact with the victim and a witness at the end of the driveway. They advised that the suspect, Gregory Hatfield, age 32 of Pomeroy was still in the house. They stated they had come home and suspect had allegedly been drinking and was upset about money and allegedly assaulted her after an argument. They later gave written statements about the incident. Sgt. Mohler and Deputy Fennell started up the driveway to the home and found a 4-wheeler along the side of the driveway and the suspect laying in the ditch with a head injury. He was searched and found to have several shotgun rounds in his possession. The gun was not found to be in the immediate area. When asked about the gun Gregory reportedly advised it had fallen off the 4-wheeler. It was later found several hundred feet away in the yard back toward the house. A squad arrived and checked Gregory’s injuries and transported him to the Meigs ER. He was treated and later released. A deputy waiting at the ER arrested Gregory Hatfield for the alleged domestic upon his release from the ER. He was transported to the Meigs County Jail and incarcerated until he appeared in court on the charge.

Oct. 22

911 hang up — Dispatch received a call from the 911 center advising they had received a hang-up call from the guard shack at the mine on Yellow Bush Rd. A deputy was sent and located the guard who was unaware of the call being made. The phone was checked and did not show that any calls had been made from it. The area was checked, and nothing was found. No further action was taken on this call.

Oct. 23

Prowler- Dispatch received a call of a prowler at a residence on State Route 833. Sgt. Mohler arrived on scene and made contact with several subjects from the neighborhood outside looking for the subject. After all the guns were put away, he spoke with the caller and his son. They live in separate homes but share the same driveway. It was determined that the suspected prowler was a friend that had been staying with the son. He had called his girlfriend and was walking down the driveway to meet her when he was seen by the father who was unaware that his son had a guest and he confronted him with a gun. The situation was calmed, and all involved were advised of the legal use of a firearm when confronting an unknown subject. No further action was taken on this call.

Day Shift

Oct. 19

Domestic — Sgt Griffin responded to a residence on Pomeroy Pike on a call in reference to a domestic disturbance. A female suspect, Marissa Starcher, had left the residence prior to the deputies’ arrival. Charges have been filed through Meigs County Court.

Oct. 20

Dispute — Deputies were called to a residence near Long Bottom concerning a dispute between boyfriend and girlfriend. Upon arrival, the female stated she would like to take her belongings and leave with her mother. Deputies stood by while the female gathered her personal items.

Oct. 21

Neighbor complaint — Deputies were called to a residence near Reedsville in reference to a neighbor complaint. The Meigs County Dog Warden was contacted to rescue a canine. An investigation is still pending in this matter.

Staff Report