May 29, 2024

Long Convicted of Murder

POMEROY, Ohio – A man has been convicted of of murder in the death of Terry Weaver.

According to Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley, on November 14, 2022, Anthony Long, 40, of Gallipolis, Ohio was convicted of Murder, an unclassified felony.

On December 22, 2021, Terry Weaver, 66, of Pomeroy, Ohio was found at his residence with bullet wounds to his head.  Following a lengthy investigation, law enforcement determined that Long forced his way into Weaver’s residence, purposely caused Weaver’s death by shooting him in the head with a .22 rifle, and stole Weaver’s motor vehicle.  Long was apprehended the next day by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly committing a burglary and theft of a motor vehicle in Gallia County.

Meigs County Court of Common Pleas Judge Linda R. Warner sentenced Long to fifteen years to life in prison, which is the only possible sentence for murder under these circumstances.

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