Update: Recent Burglaries

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Sheriff Keith Wood reports that his office has located and recovered several stolen items relating to the burglaries that has occurred in the last month. Sheriff Wood stated that deputies have made contact with victims and have positively identified several pieces of jewelry that were sold to area Cashlands and pawn shops in the Parkersburg area. Deputies have worked with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Belpre Police Department and the Parkersburg Police as well as with New Haven Police, Mason Police, Mason County Sheriff’s Department and the WV State Police in identifying the suspects.

Warrants have been issued for Joshua Pauley, age 25 from New Haven, WV and Aubrey Williamson, age 23 from Southside, WV for Burglary. Both suspects are believed to be in Joshua Pauley’s 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT four door, silver in color bearing WV registration 1KC602. The silver Pontiac Grand Prix GT has a sunroof and also has window vents on all four doors.

Also wanted for involvement with these burglaries is Matthew E. Johnson, age 35 from Bidwell, Ohio. Johnson has active warrants out of the Meigs County Court for Breaking and Entering.

It is believed that both Pauley and Williamson may be staying in the Parkersburg area. Anyone with information as to their whereabouts are asked to contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency. 

Aubrey Williamson Josh Pauley Matthew Johnson

Recent Burglaries

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Sheriff Keith Wood reports that on September 22, 2015, his office received a phone call of a burglary in progress on Townsend Road in Scipio Township. Deputies responded to the Stanley residence as a neighbor had observed a suspicious vehicle in the area driving by their residence several times. Shortly afterward, the car was observed pulled over to the side of the road with the trunk open. When the neighbor inquired as to what the male subject was doing he stated that he was checking on his tires and that is when the neighbor decided to take photos of the vehicle before the male subject started to leave the area when someone yelled from the woods. At that time, Dorothy Morgan, age 29 from Albany, came out of the woods stating that she had been to Ed Stanley’s residence to retrieve a title. At that time the male subject in the car, Ricky Gibbs, age 45 from Middleport came back and picked up Dorothy and left. The neighbor went to Ed Stanley’s residence and made contact with Ed about what was happening and that is when Ed found he had two firearms stolen from his residence and officers returned those firearms to Stanley. Upon checking the place where Dorothy Morgan came out of the woods, Stanley’s two firearm were located.

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.