Meigs sheriff arrests two on theft charges

By Lindsay Kriz -

Jack R. Bailey

Jack R. Bailey

Michael Ryan Burke

POMEROY — Two Ohio men have been arrested in Meigs County in connection with a breaking and entering.

Deputies arrested Michael R. Burke, 32, of Hamden, and Jack R. Bailey, 50, of New Marshfield, according to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. The men have been charged with breaking and entering and possessing criminal tools. In addition, Bailey was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, which typically means possession of a drug with high potential for abuse.

The arrests came after deputies were investigating a report of a theft from a new construction site on State Route 689. During this investigation, they received another report of a vehicle that had entered the same location. Deputy Andy Myers responded and caught the suspects as they were attempting to leave the site. The suspects’ vehicle was loaded with lumber and other items that were identified by the contractor as those reported stolen from the site.

Both men remain in jail pending their arraignment.

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By Lindsay Kriz