Anthony Long Indicted for Aggravated Murder

Anthony Long Indicted for Aggravated Murder

POMEROY, Ohio – A man has been indicted for his involvement in the death of another in Pomeroy.

In a joint statement, Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley and Pomeroy Police Department Chief Chris Pitchford stated, “On March 16, 2022, the Meigs County Grand Jury indicted Anthony Long, 39, of Gallipolis, Ohio, for Aggravated Murder, an unclassified felony, Murder, an unclassified felony, Aggravated Burglary, a felony of the first degree, and Theft, a felony of the fourth degree.”

According to the statement, on December 22, 2021, Terry Weaver, 66, of Pomeroy, Ohio was found deceased at his residence with bullet wounds to his head.  Following a lengthy investigation, it is alleged that Long forced his way into Weaver’s residence, purposely caused Weaver’s death, and stole Weaver’s motor vehicle.

Long is currently incarcerated in Gallia County.  Arrangements will be made to have Long arraigned in Meigs County Court of Common Pleas where bond will be set, and court dates will be scheduled. All suspects are considered innocent until or if proven guilty in a court of law. An indictment is one of the many steps in a court case. An indictment is not a conviction.

The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this matter, and Ohio BCI, the Major Crimes Task Force, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office assisted.