Meigs County Sheriff, Keith O. Wood, reports the arrest of Thaddeus Bumgardner, age 32, on June 24, 2014. Deputies conducted a search warrant of Bumgardner's home on Noble Summit Road on the same date. The Sheriff said deputies first began the investigation when Bumgardner’s 5 month old son was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital due to severe bruising and injuries consistent with abuse. Bumgardner was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Steven Story in Meigs County Court on June 25, 2014 for the charge of Felonious Assault, and was granted a release on his own recognizance, against the recommendation of the Meigs County Prosecutors Office. As of June 25, 2014, at 4:16P.M. Cabell Huntington Hospital had the baby listed as in critical condition.
As the long awaited summer months arise and the temperature outside increase, the Meigs County Sheriff's Office wants you to keep your safety in mind. Severe heat, without proper precautions, may cause illness or even death.
When the temperatures increase, you can take the following precautions to reduce your heat risk:
- Dink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine or alot of sugar
- Never leave a person or pet in a closed, parked vehicle
- Check frequently with those who are elderly
- Make sure pets have water and a cool place to lay
If you go outside:
- Plan strenuous outdoor activities for earlier/or later in the day when temperatures are cooler
- Take frequent breaks
- Keep hydrated when working outside
- At first signs of heat illness, most to a cooler location, rest for a few minutes and slowly drink a cool beverage
- Avoid a sunburn: it slows the skin's ability to cool itself; use sunscreen location with a high SPF rating
If the power goes out or air conditioning is unavailable:
- If A/C is unavailable, stay on the lowest floor outside of the sunshine
- Keep a few bottles of water in your freezer; if the power goes out, move them to the refrigerator and keep the doors shut
- Contact 911 if you have encounter any heat related emergencies
The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple calls concerning a male in Meigs County selling items such as school books and other items. The male is from a company named Southwestern Advantage which is a nationally based company registered with the better business bureau. The male selling the items has registered with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and is driving a vehicle with Texas license plates. For more information on Southwestern Advantage you can go to their websitewww.southwesternadvantage.com and as always if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at 740-992-3371.