Deepest Condolences

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The Meigs County Sheriff's Office would like to send our deepest and dearest condolences to Deputy Josh Ridenour and his family for the loss of his infant son, Holden. Please keep Deputy Ridenour and his family in your prayers during this difficult time.

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.

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.