POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County Sheriff Keith O Wood reports that on September 9, 2018 at approximately 2:43 a.m. his office received a call from a residence in Syracuse, Ohio stating that a family member from Logan Ohio had shown up at their residence stating that he had shot his wife in Logan, Ohio.
Deputies responded to the residence in Syracuse and the suspect was taken into custody. During this time it was confirmed through the Logan Police Department that a female victim was found to be deceased inside of her residence in Logan, Ohio. A firearm was recovered from the suspect along with numerous other pieces of physical evidence.
Sheriff Wood stated that the suspect has been identified as George C. Cooper Jr, 50, of Logan, Ohio and the victim has been identified as Mary J. Cooper, 37, of Logan, Ohio. Mary J Cooper was the wife of George C Cooper Jr. He is currently incarcerated in the Southeastern Regional Jail in Nelsonville, Ohio and a single charge of Fugitive from Justice has been filed. He is awaiting a court hearing in the Meigs County Court and charges have been filed in Hocking County on George Cooper Jr. for Murder, Tampering with Evidence, and Possessing Criminal Tools.
Sheriff Wood would like to thank the Middleport Police Department and Pomeroy Police Department for their assistance.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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