Portland man charged with domestic violence

Staff Report

MEIGS COUNTY —A Meigs County man is facing charges after allegedly sending threatening messages to his estranged wife.

According to a news release, on Nov. 25, a woman contacted the sheriff’s office and stated that she and her husband, Jacob Stewart, were going through a divorce and that he had allegedly been sending her threats via text and Facebook, stating he was going to do bodily harm to her.

The woman, who is now a resident of Ravenswood, West Virginia, stated that she had went to the Ravenswood Police Department and filed for a protection order.

Charges were filed in Ohio for domestic violence against Jacob Stewart, due to the threatening messages he had allegeldy been sending. Deputies had made multiple attempts to take him into custody at his residence, but those attempts were unsuccessful.

On Nov. 29, deputies were able to apprehend Jacob Stewart, age 38, at his residence in Portland without incident.

He is being housed in the Meigs County Jail awaiting arraignment through the Meigs County Court. Charges are also pending in Ravenswood, West Virginia.


Staff Report