For the Record


Staff Report



Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Night Shift

Feb. 25

Deputies transported an inmate from the Crawford County Jail to the Meigs County Jail.

Deputies performed four house checks.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a white Toyota SUV for an equipment violation on U.S. 33, the driver Devin Dillard of Rutland was found to be under multiple suspensions. Dillard was issued a citation for driving under suspension, and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a maroon Ford Explorer for an equipment violation on Bashan Road. The driver, Daniel Panell, 32 years old, of Durst Ridge, was found to be under suspension. When Panell exited the vehicle, a pat down was conducted for officer safety and a glass pipe and Methamphetamine were allegedly in his possession. Panell was arrested and charged with possession, driving under suspension and/or expired license, and being in possession of drug abuse instruments. Panell’s vehicle was also towed from the scene.

Feb. 26

Deputies investigated a trash dumping complaint on Bigley Ridge. Further investigation is pending.

Deputies responded to Rutherford Road for a domestic complaint. Upon investigation it was determined that nothing criminal had taken place.

Deputies performed eight house checks.

Deputies served six papers

Deputies transported a prisoner to Crawford County Jail.

Feb. 27

Deputies transported an inmate from the Meigs County Jail to the Belmont Correctional Facility.

Deputies performed seven house checks.

Deputies transported a male from the 124 Mart to the Holzer ER for self-admittance.

Deputies responded to a home in Racine for a disturbance call involving juveniles. No citations were issued.

Deputies conducted a follow up on a 2016 Breaking and Entering case and was able to locate a firearm and a bow that were from that case. There is currently a suspect of interest and charges are pending.

Feb. 28

Deputies responded to a domestic complaint on State Route 681 in Tuppers Plains. Upon further investigation it was determined that nothing criminal had taken place and it was a misunderstanding between the involved parties.

Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint at the TNT gas station at the intersection of State Route 7 and Story’s Run. Upon arrival the vehicle described was not located.

Deputies responded to a call on Mount Olive Road in reference to altered mental status. The subject was transported to Holzer ER.

Deputies responded to Rutland at 11 p.m. in reference to an individual walking around Fox’s Pizza for an extended period of time. Found behind the business was a male. Nothing on the business was found to be tampered with. The male advised he was using the Wifi to contact his ride. No further action was taken.

March 4

Deputies served three court papers.

Deputies responded to a domestic issue on Leading Creek. Through investigation it was determined that no action was necessary.

Deputies responded to Enterprise Road for a possible location of an allegedly suicidal person. The subject in question was not at that residence and was later located in Gallipolis.

Deputies responded with Middleport Police to an overdose on South Third Ave. The subject was transported by Meigs EMS. Middleport Police Department is handling the investigation.

Deputies checked a alarm call in Tupper Plains area, the building was found to be secure and the key holder verified through his security cameras. No action.

Deputies were contacted about vehicle from West Virginia on a dead-end road in the Portland area, parked on private property that did not belong to either occupants. One of the occupants was identified as Michael Roush age 33, who was placed under arrest on a warrant from the Adult Parole Authority.

Deputies checked a residential alarm in the Portland area, the building was found to be secured. No action.

Deputy Perry preformed six house checks.

March 5

Deputies responded to a neighbor dispute on Jacks Road. Upon investigation it was determined that no action was needed.

Deputies responded to a prowler call in Harrisonville. No subjects were located.

Deputies performed four house checks.

Deputies were dispatched a disturbance call on Jacks Road. All parties separated for the night. No further action was taken.

Deputies patrolled Vine Street, Racine, for a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle that was described was not located. No action.

March 6

Deputies responded to the Meigs Motel area in response to a vehicle pursuit from Pomeroy. The subject fled on foot and a search of the area discovered two different subjects, Rachel Garey and Robert Kauff, age 38, both of Racine, at the Motel. Garey was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Middleport Mayor’s Court and Kauff was arrested on outstanding warrants from Meigs County Common Pleas Court.

Deputies performed four house checks.

March 15

Dispatch received a call of a possible burglary in progress on Johns Road in Racine. The Racine Marshal was on duty and was dispatched to the residence. When he arrived on scene, he observed a busted window on the front of the home and at least one person inside. Deputies were also dispatched to the scene as back-up. When Sgt. Mohler arrived on scene Marshal Bell had already contacted an intoxicated female in the house and had her detained. After a short investigation it was determined that the female was a prior resident of the vacant home. The owner was contacted and came to the scene and advised that they would allow her to stay there for now and would handle it themselves. No further action was taken on this call by the officer.

Dispatch received a call from a female on New Lima Road near Harrisonville requesting a deputy because her husband would not allow her to leave the home. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with everyone involved. It was determined that the female was not being held in the home against her will. The male was just refusing to allow her to take their child and leave to go to a home that he did not want the child taken to. After some discussion the female agreed to leave with the child to a home they both agreed on. No further action was taken on this call.

March 16

Dispatch received a call from the 124 Mart about a car that had pulled into their lot as they were closing with two subjects in it and they appeared to be arguing. Deputies arrived and contacted a male and a female. They had pulled into the lot and argued over a drink being spilled in the car and were now cleaning it up. They were advised to move on as the business is closed. No further action was taken on this call.

Dispatch received a call from a child advising his parents were being mean to him at an address on Nichols Road. A deputy was sent and contacted the residence owner. After speaking with the child and the parents it was determined that they had disciplined the child appropriately and the child was advised to return to the home, mind his parents and to not call us again for such a matter. No further action was taken on this call.

March 17

Dispatch received a call from the 911 center advising that a female had shown up at their office advising she had been assaulted. Deputies arrived and spoke with the victim, she advised that her mother’s boyfriend had allegedly choked her while she was driving them home from a bar in town and made threats to shoot her. The deputies then went to a nearby home where they located the suspect. He was transported to the sheriff’s office, questioned about the incident and released. Charges are pending in this incident.

Dispatch received a call of a domestic on Zuspan Hollow Road. Deputies were dispatched and arrived on scene to discover the incident location was just inside Gallia County. The Meigs deputies secured the scene until the Gallia deputies arrived and the incident was turned over to them. No further action was taken on this call by Meigs deputies.

Dispatch received a call of a possible Breaking and Entering on Dudding Lane in Racine. Deputies arrived at the home and spoke with two children. They advised that their mother caught two people in their garage and chased them up the road. Deputies heard a woman yelling at the end of the road and went and found the woman allegedly rolling on the ground, fighting with a rose bush, yelling at it calling it names, making statements to the bush that indicated that she thought the rose bush was another female that she believed was having an affair with her husband. She was taken under control by the deputies. It is suspected that she was having a drug induced psychotic episode. She was transported to the Meigs ER for treatment. CPS was contacted about the children. This incident remains under investigation currently. A check of her home and property was made and it was determined that there was no evidence that a break in had occurred.

Day Shift

Feb. 25

Deputies issued 16 concealed carry permits.

Deputies, with the assistance of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, executed a search warrant at a residence on Briar Ridge Road.

Deputies were dispatched to Pageville Road in reference to a female possibly overdosing in her vehicle. Upon arrival the female and her vehicle were gone. The vehicle was located a few miles from the residence on State Route 143 by Prosecutor’s Investigator Oliver. Once the vehicle was stopped it was discovered the female was not overdosing. However, it was determined the driver of the vehicle was not a licensed driver nor was the female passenger who was originally believed to be overdosing. Both subjects were picked up by a licensed driver and the male was issued a warning for driving without a license.

Deputies were dispatched to the area of Burke Road in reference to someone yelling for help. It was determined to be a female in a vehicle driving in that area yelling for her lost canine.

Deputies drove to South Carolina to pick up a prisoner that was picked up on an indictment.

Feb. 26

Deputy Martin was advised of a fight between two female students at Meigs High School that morning, charges were filed through juvenile court.

Feb. 27

Deputies transported one male inmate from Belmont Correctional to the Meigs County Jail.

Deputies assisted Ohio State Highway Patrol with a tractor trailer rollover crash on State Route 681.

Deputies took a report of theft from a residence on Boston Hollow. This case remains under investigation.

Deputies, with assistance from the Middleport Police Department, responded to a residence on Sheppard Road for a report of two males outside the residence making threats with a firearm. After a brief investigation, this report was unfounded. However, the alleged victim in this incident needed psychological evaluation and volunteered to be transported by deputies to the Holzer Emergency Room at Pomeroy. No further action.

March 5

Deputies directed traffic on Pomeroy Pike in front of Meigs High School for a disabled vehicle blocking the roadway until it was removed by a tow truck.

March 6

Deputies provided a courtesy ride to three males from U.S. 33 and State Route 7 to Mark Porter Chevrolet while their vehicle was being towed.

Staff Report