Arrest Made in Farmer's Bank Robbery

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The Meigs County Sheriff says the woman who robbed the Farmer's Bank of Tuppers Plains in June has been arrested, and admitted to the crime. Sheriff Keith Wood says about 8 p.m. Monday, deputies pulled over a car with no visible license plate on Route 7 near Chester. Wood says the driver was Amanda Sawyer, 31, of Reedsville.

Inside the car deputies say they a butcher knife, disposable gloves, and a homemade mask. Wood says Sawyer was taken to the Sheriff's Office where she confessed to the June 2 bank robbery. The Sheriff says she also admitted to planning a robbery at the Chester TNT gas station.

Sawyer is charged with attempted robbery, aggravated robbery and possession of criminal tools. She was taken to the Middleport Jail

Wood says the front license plate on Sawyer’s car was bent up to conceal the plate identity.

In the June 2 bank robbery, Sheriff Wood says the suspect walked into the bank right before closing. The woman had a nylon stocking over her head and showed a gun. After getting an unknown amount of money, the woman got into a SUV that was parked in a lot behind the bank near ball fields.

We're hiring!

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The Meigs County Sheriff's Office is hiring and currently accepting applications. We currently have the following open positions: full-time road deputy (multiple positions), part-time dispatcher (multiple positions), and special deputy (multiple positions). The Meigs County Sheriff's Office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability and age in employment practices. To apply for a job at the Meigs County Sheriff's Office, click here

Investigation Yields Arrest

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports the arrest of Adam Ray Lambert, age 26, of 34018 New Lima Road, Rutland, Ohio. Lambert has been charged with multiple counts of Theft, B&E, and Burglary in Meigs County following an investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

Lambert was taken into custody for questioning on Tuesday at 12:35pm, and after interviewing the suspect, deputies charged Lambert. The Sheriff stated the charges against Lambert will go before Judge Story sometime this week where he will be arraigned. Currently Lambert is being held in the Middleport jail.

Child Abduction

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Five people have been arrested in West Virginia on charges relating to a child abduction case out of Ohio, including the mother of the girl who was taken. Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood says Stacey Ratcliff, 30, broke into the Racine, Ohio home of her estranged husband, Chadd, at 8:42 a.m. Tuesday morning. Stacey and another man abducted their 7-year old daughter.

“I was working when the baby sitter flew up on the job and told me they had just come into my house and took my daughter at gunpoint,” said Chadd Ratcliff. “My heart stopped. You instantly think, are you ever going to get to see your kid again?” According to the baby sitter, who was inside the home at the time of the abduction, the man with Stacey had a pistol, which he used to strike the baby sitter with.