For the Record


Staff Report



Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Night Shift

Sept. 20

Dispatch received a call from a resident on Third Street, Racine, advising someone keeps ringing her doorbell. A deputy was sent and patrolled the area. Nothing was found, no further action was taken on this call.

Sept. 21

Dispatch received a call from a resident Apple Grove Dorcas Road advising that she is not home, but a neighbor just called her and said someone had just stolen her truck. Before the deputies arrived at the home to check if the truck was gone she called back and stated she had received another call advising the truck was back and now someone is inside her house. Deputies arrived at the home and located a female in the home. The woman advised that she was the homeowner’s daughter and was allowed to be there. The home owner was contacted by phone and she confirmed that the woman was her daughter but was not allowed to be in the home and requested that the deputies remove her from the property. The woman was transported to Racine and dropped off. The homeowner/vehicle owner declined to press charges. No further action was taken on this call.

Sept. 22

Dispatch received a call of a tree in the road on State Route 124 near Apple Grove Dorcas Road. ODOT was contacted and removed it.

Dispatch received a call advising of a black car driving without headlights on pulling into driveways on Valley Belle Road. A deputy was dispatched and patrolled the area nothing was found.

Sept. 23

Dispatch received a call from a woman on Barringer Ridge Road advising that she had returned home to find several items had been stolen from out of her yard. Deputies arrived and completed a report and went down the road and spoke with a suspect that sshe had named. The subject denied the theft and allowed the deputies to look around. Nothing stolen from the complainant’s property was found. This incident remains under investigation.

Dispatch received a call of an alarm on Owl Hollow Road. A deputy was dispatched and checked the property. Nothing was found, no further action was taken on this call.

Sept. 24

Dispatch received a call of a possible prowler at a home on Trouble Creek Road. Deputies arrived at the home and checked the property, they also patrolled the area. Nothing was found, no further action was taken on this call.

Dispatch received a call from EMS advising they had a hang-up call from a home on Eden Ridge Road and they could hear a disturbance in the background. A Deputy was sent and arrived at the home, there was an argument going on when he arrived. Contact was made and after speaking with both subjects involved it was determined that nothing criminal had occurred. They were advised that it was a family matter and to call the office if it escalated to a criminal point such as an assault. The Deputy left the home and no further action was taken.

Day Shift

Sept. 17

Deputies transported two inmates from the Sheriff’s Office to CRC (Prison), one inmate from Middleport Jail to CRC, one inmate to a doctor’s appointment and two inmates from court back to jail.

Shelly Materials called about a trailer and lawn mower being on their property. Deputy Myers contacted the owner and it was determined to have been stolen. Deputy Myers met the owner and returned the stolen trailer and push mower, but a riding lawn mower is still missing. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with any information about this or any other case is asked to call 740-992-3371.

Deputy Riley responded to Bradbury Road near Noble Summit Road on report of a vehicle in high water and a possible water rescue. Upon arrival, all occupants were out of the vehicle and pushing it to dry land.

Sept. 18

Deputy Leggett attended CIT training.

Deputy Riley removed an unruly juvenile from Meigs High School. The juvenile was transported to a residence and was left in care of the juvenile’s parent. Juvenile charges are pending.

One inmate was transported to a Community Based Correctional Facility (Star) and another inmate transported to prison.

A Deputy responded to a report of a theft on Story’s Run Rd. Upon arrival the Deputy found that the incident had occurred in Gallia County. Gallia was contacted to come and take the report.

Sept. 19

Deputy Leggett transported two female inmates from Middleport Jail to Marysville.

Deputy Leggett assisted Sargent Patterson with a call on Horner Hill Road where an individual was reportedly making suicidal threats. Upon speaking with the individual, the report was unfounded. After speaking with the individual, it was found that he was wanted in Hocking County on an outstanding warrant. The individual was taken into custody at that time and transported to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Patterson and Deputy Myers were dispatched to Pageville Road about neighbors arguing. The caller also advised that a gunshot was heard. Units arrived on scene and spoke to the different parties and determined one had a dog running loose and it was attacking the neighbor’s dog. The subject fired a shot to scare the attacking dog off. The neighbors verbally argued, but no threats or violence took place. The owner of the dog was advised to keep their dogs tied up. No further action taken.

Two inmates were taken from jail to court and then returned to jail.

Sept. 20

Deputy Leggett was dispatched to Second Avenue, Reedsville, for a suspicious individual walking in a back yard with a flashlight. Upon arrival, Deputy Leggett spoke with the individual who advised she was just picking up trash that a racoon had gotten into. No further action.

Deputy Myers responded to Water Street in Syracuse for an alarm. Deputy Myers arrived on scene, contacted the owner, and determined it was a false alarm. No further action was taken.

Deputy Leggett attended CIT training.

Sept. 21

Deputy Riley removed an unruly juvenile from Meigs High School. The juvenile was transported to a residence and was left in care of the juvenile’s parent. Juvenile charges are pending.

Sept. 22

Deputy Leggett with assistance from Deputy Martin responded to TNT gas station in Chester for a burglar alarm. Upon arrival it was discovered to be a false alarm. No further action.

Deputy Leggett, as well as Deputy Martin, responded to an address on Barringer Ridge Road in Portland for a possible domestic disturbance. Upon arrival Deputy’s spoke with the woman who reported the incident. She advised that Randall Nichols had assaulted her at her residence when she arrived home and was currently inside the home with the door secured shut. Nichols reportedly would not come out of the home despite the deputy’s efforts to talk him out. After a lengthy standoff, the Athens County SRT responded to the scene at which point Nichols surrendered without further incident. Nichols was arrested and transported to the Meigs County Jail.

Deputies Leggett and Martin transported two male inmates. One of which was taken to the Washington County Jail, and the other to Noble County Jail.

Deputies Leggett and Martin responded to Kingsbury Road in reference to a report of three suspicious male individuals along the roadway with a gun. Deputies patrolled the area with negative contact. No further action.

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Staff Report