On the evening of 9/30/2022, Meigs County law enforcement officers were dispatched to 117 Spring Ave. for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived on-scene and found Dwayne E. Qualls of Pomeroy, Ohio, deceased inside his residence, from an apparent gunshot. Officers identified Wayne 0. Leib as a suspect in the apparent homicide. Wayne Leib was apprehended by officers late in the evening on 9/30/2022. He was incarcerated and charged in the homicide of Dwayne Qualls. 

The Pomeroy Police Dept. is the primary agency handling the incident, with assistance from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio BCI, Officers from the Pomeroy Police Dept., Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Middleport Police Dept., and Syracuse Police Dept. worked diligently throughout the evening of 9/30/2022 to locate and apprehend the suspect.