Sheriff’s office investigating two incidents

By Sarah Hawley -

POMEROY — The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), is investigating a pair of recent incidents.

According to a news release, on Sunday at 11:23 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call from a residence on Pageville Road stating that gunshots had been heard in the area, as well as someone screaming.

At 11:49 p.m. a second call was received from a female at 36708 Pageville Road stating that someone had been shooting at her residence.

While on the way to the scene, Deputy Stacy located a white 1998 Chevy truck crashed about a half mile away from the residence where the second call came from. The driver had reportedly fled the scene.

Deputy Stacy had the vehicle impounded for further investigation as ammunition was reportedly located inside the vehicle.

At the residence, shell casings were reportedly found in the roadway near the intersection of Pageville Road and Horner Hill Road.

The case remains under investigation.

On Tuesday at approximately 1:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of a missing female.

After a brief investigation, Major Trussell requested an emergency phone ping from AT&T Wireless in an effort to locate the female.

Deputies, with the assistance of the Middleport Police Department, were able to use this information to locate the individual on Kingsbury Road at a cemetery. The female was transported to the Holzer Meigs Emergency Room for medial attention.

The case remains under investigation, with BCI assisting with processing the scene.

By Sarah Hawley

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.