Sheriff Wood releases statement on Kane Roush case

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Sheriff Wood releases statement on Kane Roush case

POMEROY, Ohio – A statement has been released on status of the ongoing investigation into a homicide that took place in Meigs County on Easter Sunday.

About 4:52 a.m. on April 4, a call came in concerning yelling and shots fired on Legion Terrace Road (across from the former Wild Horse restaurant) in Pomeroy. Sheriff Wood said the victim, Kane Roush, 25, of Pomeroy, had attempted to reach his neighbor’s house for help. The neighbor called for help. When officers arrived Roush had gun shot wounds to the front of his body and the back of his body. Meigs EMS responded and transported him to Holzer Meigs Emergency Department. Roush passed away from his injuries about an hour later.

On both sides of the Ohio River, signs reading “Justice for Kane” are being displayed as people are calling for developments in the case to be made public.

Since then, the investigation has continued. Inquires from the media including the Meigs Independent Press have continued to seek any updates in the case.

Today, Sheriff Wood released the following statement:

I, Sheriff Keith O. Wood, wish to address the community in regards to the Death Investigation of Kane Roush.

We continue to gather information on this case. I understand the frustrations of the public wanting to know something quickly. To protect the integrity of this case, and to secure an arrest and conviction, all information pertaining to this investigation must remain confidential, not for public knowledge.

I’m confident, as your Sheriff, that the professionals investigating this case (including the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations) are gathering facts and information for not only an arrest, but a conviction of any and all persons involved.

I feel secure in this being an isolated incident, and that our community is not in any danger.

Our job is to carefully and diligently investigate this case, look for the right answers from this violent crime that occurred, and gather evidence to make an arrest and conviction.

Kane Roush, his parents, family, friends, along with the community, need closure. I ask you to please give respect to this family at this time.

The Meigs Independent Press will continue to follow this case and report on any updates and developments.

For more information on the case, click the link below.