Leib Charged with Aggravated Murder
POMEROY, Ohio – Proceedings are continuing through the process of the case against a man for his alleged actions in the death of Dwayne Qualls.
According to Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley, on October 3, 2022, Wayne Leib, Jr. was charged in Meigs County Court with Aggravated Murder, an unclassified felony. According to the language of the specific charge, Leib is alleged to “have purposely, and with prior calculation and design, caused the death of another, Dwayne E. Qualls on September 30, 2022.”
On October 13, 2022, Leib waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and Meigs County Court Judge Michael Barr signed a bindover order for Leib’s case to proceed in Meigs County Court of Common Pleas. Leib’s case will be presented to a Meigs County grand jury in the future. A charge is not a conviction. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Leib is being held on a $2 million bond.
The Pomeroy Police Department investigated this case with assistance from the Middleport Police Department, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, the Meigs County Coroner’s Office, the Major Crimes Task Force, and Ohio BCI.
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