Deputy’s Notebook: Feb. 25-March 22, 2019

Editor’s Note: The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office Deputies respond to all sorts of calls. The notebook is a listing of the public record of those calls.


Feb. 25, 2019
Transport- Deputies drove to South Carolina to pick up a prisoner that was arrested on an indictment out of the Common Pleas Court.

Feb. 27
Transport- 1 inmate was transported from Prison to court for a hearing and back to prison.

March 4
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one male inmate from SEORJ to court and back to SEORJ.
Sex Offenders- Deputies registered one sex offender.

March 5
Warrant – Deputies arrested one subject on a County Court warrant.
Protection Order Violation – Deputies responded to Pine Grove Rd. in Racine due to a complaint of a protection order violation. The caller advised that his wife had been arrested for domestic violence the previous week and had been released on bond. After speaking with the caller, it was determined that there was no protection order in placer. However, the court had imposed a no contact order as a condition of the bond. Therefore, this incident was recorded and reported to the prosecuting attorney’s office for further action.

March 6
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one male inmate from Noble Correctional Institution to the Meigs County Jail for court and then back to Noble Correctional.

March 7
Disabled Vehicle- Deputies responded to a report of a disabled vehicle blocking the roadway on S.R. 124. Deputies deployed flares and remained at the scene until a service truck arrived to assist the disabled vehicle.
Paper Service – Deputies attempted to serve papers at three separate addresses.
Transport Detail- Deputies located a subject with a warrant out of Athens County. Deputy Leggett then transported the subject to the county line and the prisoner was transferred to the custody of OSP.

March 11
Unruly Juvenile – Deputies responded to Meigs High School at the request of the administration in reference to an unruly juvenile at in-school suspension. Deputies removed the juvenile, he was taken to the Sheriff’s Office, parents were notified, and charges were filed with juvenile court.
Sex Offender- Deputies registered three sex offenders.

March 12
Disabled Vehicle – Deputies conducted a traffic stop on SR 7 near the Sunoco station. The vehicle had stalled, he was able to get the vehicle running and back on the road.
Disabled Vehicle – Deputies conducted a traffic stop on SR 7 near Eastern Local. The vehicle had run out of fuel. The operator contacted a family member to bring her gas. Deputy Martin assisted her getting the vehicle off the roadway until they could arrive.

March 14
Unruly Juvenile – Deputy Martin received a call from Meigs Middle School Assistant Principal Dave Deem in reference to unruly juveniles on a bus on SR 124 near Langsville. Once on scene, Deputy Martin was advised by Transportation Coordinator Dean Harris there were two juveniles involved in the disturbance. Mr. Harris went on to state in addition to using profane language at the bus driver one of the students refused to exit the bus when told to do so by himself. Deputy Martin removed both juveniles, took them to the Sheriff’s Office, parents were notified, and charges were filed with juvenile court.
Sex Offenders- Deputies registered two sex offenders.

March 15
Debris in the Roadway – Deputies were dispatched to a SR 7 near SR 143 to remove debris from the roadway.
Injured Deer – Deputies were dispatched to SR 7 near Bradbury Rd. to put down an injured deer.

March 18
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one male inmate from Noble Correctional to court and back to Noble Correctional.
Threats of suicide- Deputies responded to Hutton Rd. due to reports of an individual threatening to harm himself. On arrival deputies were able to speak with the subject and ensure that this report was unfounded. No further action.
Pursuit- Deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit in the Tuppers Plains area. The pursuit ended on State Route 681 near Reedsville. As a result of the pursuit, Kodie Murphy, of Long Bottom, was arrested and charged with Failure to Comply with the Order or Signal of a Police Officer.
Paper Service- Deputies served five court papers.
House Check- Deputies performed one house check.

March 19
Paper Service- Deputies attempted to serve three subpoenas.
Assisting outside agency- Deputies acting on the request of the U.S. Marshal service, responded to an address on S.R. 124 in Reedsville to attempt to locate an offender at large. However, deputies were unable to locate the suspect.
CCW Permits- Deputies processed 16 applications for concealed carry permits.
Sex Offenders- Deputies registered one sex offender.
Possible break-in- Deputies responded to a report of a basement being broken into in the Minersville area. The resident stated that nothing appeared to be missing and had no idea who it was that had been inside and did not wish for any further action.
Shoplifting- Deputies responded to a shoplifting report at the Dollar General in Tuppers Plains. The investigation is pending.
Paper service- Deputies served one court paper.
Arrest on warrant- Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Spring Avenue in Pomeroy. The driver, Ashaia Westerfield, of Columbus, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Bowling Green Ohio.

March 20
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one female from the Monroe County Jail, one male from the Noble County Jail, and one male from the Washington County Jail to court.
Medical Alert- Deputies responded along with Emergency Medical Service personnel, to an address on Rowe Rd. in Racine due to a medical alert. This report was discovered to be unfounded, likely due to a malfunction with the medical alert equipment.
Investigate Complaint- Acting on a tip called into the Sheriff’s Office deputies, with the assistance of Rutland PD Middleport PD and OSHP responded to the area of S.R. 7 near the TNT gas station at Story’s Run Rd. The caller stated that they had witnessed a green Chevrolet pick-up truck at the TNT gas station with what appeared to be a corpse in the bed of the truck. After a thorough search of the area deputies were unable to locate any vehicle matching that description. Deputies then reviewed camera footage at the TNT gas station, however, were unable to identify any vehicles matching this description on camera footage. This case remains under investigation.
Sex Offender- Deputies registered two sex offenders.
Unresponsive person- Deputies responded to the 124 Mart in reference to an unresponsive male in a vehicle in the parking lot. Meigs County EMS also responded and transported the male for medical treatment. No further law enforcement action was necessary.
Suspicious vehicle- Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on Eagle Ridge Road. The vehicle was gone prior to arrival.
911 Hang up- Deputies responded to a 911 hang up call on Whites Hill Road. After speaking with parties on scene it was determined that it was an argument over property and one party was moving out of the residence. That party left for the evening. No further action.
Suspicious vehicle- Deputies responded to Eagle Ridge in reference to a suspicious vehicle/person. Caller declined filing a report. No action taken.
Building check- Deputies checked the garage door on a local Church that looked to be tampered with. After taking a closer look the damage appeared to be old. No action taken.
Traffic stop- Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a West Virginia registration for a vehicle defect. After speaking with the driver, he admitted to having a suspended / revoked license. John Jones was issued a citation and the vehicle was released to a valid driver.
Deputy Perry was dispatched to Rocksprings Rd in reference to a Protection Order being violated. When Deputy Perry arrived, the suspect Kyle Wolfe, of Pomeroy, fled out the rear of the home. After speaking with the home owner, she stated that she wanted Kyle’s vehicle removed from the property as he parked it in front of her garage door, so a Tow Service was requested on her behalf. While the vehicle was being loaded Kyle returned to the home yelling and cursing and appeared to be under the influence of drugs, Kyle Wolfe was arrested on Violation of a Protection Order.

March 21
Altered Mental Status- Deputies responded to a call for assistance at the Arbors of Pomeroy due to a male patient with an altered mental status displaying combative behavior. Upon arrival the patient agreed to cooperate and was transported to by Meigs EMS. No further action.
Investigate Complaint- Acting on an anonymous tip, deputies with the assistance of Pomeroy PD, responded to an address on Point Ln. in Pomeroy. The caller stated that a known offender at large, Michael Runyon, was staying at this address. Deputies were ultimately able to take Runyon into custody without incident.
Stolen Vehicle- Deputies located a vehicle that had been reported stolen from West Virginia at the park and ride near the Meigs County High school. The vehicle was recovered and towed. This case remains under investigation.
Disabled Vehicle – Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on US 33 at the rest area. The operator was repairing the vehicle and the vehicle was off the roadway.
Missing Juvenile – Deputies received a call from Meigs Middle School advising a student was reported not getting off his school bus at home by his mother. The bus driver was contacted, it was verified the student did not get on the bus after school. All local law enforcement agencies began looking for the missing juvenile while doing so the juvenile’s mother contacted the Sheriff’s Office to advise the juvenile arrived home safely. Deputies followed up with the juvenile and his mother at their home, the juvenile was counseled on his behavior.

March 22
Traffic Stop – Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Charles Chancey Road, a verbal warning for speed in a school zone was issued.
Mental Evaluation – Deputies transported a juvenile from Southern High School to O’bleness for a mental evaluation.

March 25
Threat reported- Deputies investigated multiple reports of threats coming from a Facebook account. Through the investigation a suspect was identified. William Clark, 19, of Racine, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from Meigs County Court as part of the investigation. Further investigation is pending.
House checks- Deputies performed six house checks.

March 26
Transport- Deputies transported one inmate from the Monroe County Jail to the Middleport Jail.
Vehicle crash- Deputies responded to a one vehicle crash at the intersection of Wolfe Pen and Bunkerhill Church Roads. The vehicle was off the roadway and there was no damage. The vehicle owner already had a tow on the way. No further action.
House checks- Deputies performed four house check.

March 27
Theft- Deputies responded to the Chester Fire Department for a theft report. Information was taken and the investigation is pending.
Assist- Deputies responded with the Racine Marshall to a psychiatric emergency on Dudding Lane. The subject was calmed down and no further action was taken. The Racine Marshall is handling the case.
House checks- Deputies performed four house checks.

March 28
Suspicious person- Deputies patrolled New Lima Rd at the intersection of Happy Hollow Rd in reference of a suspicious person in the early morning hours. No one was located.

April 1
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one male inmate from Noble Correctional to court and back.
Investigate Complaint/EMS Assist- Meigs County Deputy was dispatched to Go Mart in Tuppers Plains due to a call from EMS advising they were in route to a report of a possible overdose. Upon arrival the Deputy spoke with the individual after emergency personnel evaluated him. The subject gave permission to search the vehicle resulting in the discovery of multiple drug abuse instruments. This case remains under investigation.
Theft- A Meigs County Deputy was dispatched to Go Mart in Tuppers Plains for a report of shoplifting. This case remains under investigation.

April 2
Transport Detail- Deputies transported two male inmates from Belmont Correctional to court and back.
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one male inmate from the Meigs County Jail to the Middleport Jail.

April 3
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one female and two male inmates to the Crawford County Jail.

April 4
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one female inmate from the Monroe County Jail to court.
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one male inmate from the Middleport jail to court and back to the Middleport Jail.
Domestic Dispute – Deputies were dispatched to Third Street, Racine in reference to a possible domestic dispute involving a mother and her two adult daughters. After on scene, this report was taken by Racine Police Department.

April 8
Sex Offenders- Deputies registered four sex offenders and on arsonist.
Breaking and Entering- Deputies are investigating a report of a breaking and entering at a residence on Woodyard Rd. Several antique items such as pictures of past Presidents, an old chest, Vases and dinnerware, and various other items were reported missing. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call 740-992-3371.
CCW- Deputies took in two applications for concealed carry permits.
Transport Detail- Deputies transported one male inmate from the Washington County Jail to the Meigs County Jail.
Investigate Complaint- Deputies responded to the TNT Pit stop on S.R. 7 due to a complaint of a vehicle parked blocking the air compressor with a male inside the vehicle sleeping. On arrival Deputy Leggett contacted the individual who gave consent to search the vehicle. However, no contraband was located, and the individual was asked to park elsewhere. No further action.
Tresspassing- Deputies responded to State Route 143 in reference to suspected trespassing. Upon investigation it was determined that the subjects had permission to be where they were.
Transport- Deputies transported one inmate from the Crawford County Jail to the Meigs County Jail.
Transport- Deputies transported Prisoner John Hess to Washington County, and then took Prisoner John Hill to Monroe County Jail for Holding for a total of 336 miles.
Traffic stop- Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a defect, a verbal warning was issued to the driver for the defect.

April 9
Assist Outside Agency- Deputies assisted Vinton County Children Services with locating an individual.
Traffic Detail- Deputies stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Story’s Run Road and S.R. 7 for failure to signal. The driver, a Corbit Ratliff was found to be driving on a suspended license. Ratliff was cited for driving under suspension. No further action.
Warrant Pick-up- While on Story’s Run Rd. deputies noticed an individual, (first name not listed) Spires, riding a bicycle who was known to have an outstanding warrant on an indictment. Spires was placed in custody and transported to the Meigs County Jail.
Traffic Stop – Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on US 33 at SR 681. The vehicle operator was given a verbal warning for speed.
Traffic Stop – Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on US 33 just north of SR 681. The vehicle operator was given a verbal warning on yielding to emergency vehicles.
Fight- Deputies responded to a fight call on Old Portland Road. Upon arrival parties were separated and upon investigation none of the involved parties wanted to pursue the issue.
Domestic- Deputies responded to Erwin Drive for a domestic violence incident. Upon arrival the suspect had already left. Charges are pending.
House checks- Deputies performed five house checks.
Transport- Deputies transported prisoner, William Mullins, to Crawford County Jail for holding for a total of 356 miles.
Transport- Deputies Transported Prisoners Michael Stewart and Sonya Stiffler to Meigs County from Crawford County Jail after dropping prisoner William Mullins off.

April 10
Transport- Deputies transported two females from jail to court and back again. Deputies also transported three other females and three males from different jails and returned them after their court hearings.
Domestic- Deputies responded to a residence on Bigley Ridge after receiving a call about a man and woman outside arguing. When units arrived, the male had already left the residence and the female said it was just an argument, nothing physical. No further action required.
Sex Offender- Deputies registered one sex offender.
CCW- Deputies took in two application for concealed carry permits.
Court Papers- Deputies served five court papers.
Trespassing- Deputies responded to Bigley Ridge Rd in reference to a report of Trespassing. The caller stated that an individual was on his property and wanted him off his property. After speaking with the individual that lives at the property, they denied wanting to file a report. The man was located and told by Deputy Perry that they did not want him on or around the property and that if he returned, he would be charged with trespassing.
Traffic stop- Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on State Route 7 near Chester for several marked lanes violations, the driver was checked for sobriety and passed. When asked about the several marked lanes violations she stated that the vehicles power steering was going bad and she had an appointment to get it fixed later in the week. The male passenger in the vehicle was found to have an active warrant out of Gallia County and he was arrested and transported to Middleport Jail where he was picked up by a Gallia County Unit.
Fire- Deputies responded to Dexter Rd with Station 4 for a possible structure fire. It was cleared by the Fire Chief Danny Davis.
House checks- Deputies preformed four house checks.

April 11
Domestic- Deputies responded to State Route 124 just outside Syracuse for a domestic dispute. Upon investigation it was determined that nothing criminal had taken place and one party was already leaving.
Window broken- Deputies responded to Broadway St in Racine in reference to a window being broken on a residence. Investigation is pending.
Suspect fleeing- Deputies responded with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to Bailey Run Road for a report of a suspect fleeing from OSP. The subject was located after a crash. The Highway Patrol is handling the case.
Paper service- Deputies served twelve court papers.
House checks- Deputies performed four house checks.
Domestic- Deputies responded to Bigley Ridge Rd in reference to a possible Domestic Violence. The female told Deputies that she was just in an argument that got out of hand with her boyfriend, Robert Dalton III. She stated that nothing was physical and that she did not feel threatened. While speaking with Robert he denied wanting to press charges as well. When Deputies returned to their vehicles a car with no license plates drove by and was stopped. The driver was found to be suspended and issued a citation, the vehicle’s title wasn’t in his name nor was there a valid plate or insurance, the vehicle was towed. During this traffic stop Robert Dalton III, 39, was riding an ATV up and down Bigley Ridge Rd in front of deputies swerving side to side and running vehicles off the roadway. Deputies then were dispatched back to Bigley Ridge where Dalton was reportedly attempting to force the female into the wood line against her will. Dalton very aggressively came from behind a house and was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and transported to the Meigs County Jail.
Traffic stops- Deputies conducted two traffic stops for speed on U.S. 33 for speed. In both stops the drivers were issued verbal warnings.
Warrant arrest- Deputies assisted OSP on a traffic stop on Locust Grove Rd just off State Route 7, the female passenger, Brittany Tolliver, was found to have an active Warrant out of Washington County. Tolliver signed a Rule 4 waiver of extradition and was transported directly to the Washington County Jail. No charges pending in Meigs County. The driver was issued a citation for Driving under Suspension.