Meigs County Sheriff Scott Fitch would like to inform the public that they are still attempting to locate Michael Atkinson. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching all known locations and following up on every tip they receive. Since the date of the robbery the Meigs and Athens County Sheriff’s Office has seized a sawed off shotgun that is believed to be the weapon used by Atkinson during the commission of the crime. They have also seized and impounded the truck that is suspected to have been used by Atkinson.
“We will continue to do everything in our power to locate Atkinson, but we know he’s aware that we are looking for him and strongly believe he is outside of Meigs County. We have received tremendous assistance by Sheriff Rodney Smith and the Athens County Sheriff’s Office following up on tips in Athens County. We have also received assistance from other jurisdictions in Ohio and other states,” Sheriff Fitch stated.
The Sheriff asks that the public doesn’t confront Atkinson if located because he is still potentially armed and dangerous. The incident in question was not a random incident. Atkinson frequented the residence where the incident occurred and was familiar with the individuals residing there.
Anyone that has information pertaining to the whereabouts of Atkinson to please contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 740-992-4682. You can remain anonymous if you so choose.