Archived News Articles

ATV Theft

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Deputies are investigating the theft of a 2006 Red Honda 500 ES ATV with a seeder mount on back and a Camo 2014 John Deere XUV 825I S4 multi passenger gator from the Kingsbury and Pageville Rd area. The gator is 4 door (half doors) with a black roof, windshield, and back sliding glass. If anyone has information on the theft or location of the items please

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Shelly Gravel Theft

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible theft occurring at Shelly Sand Gravel in Letart Township on December 11, 2014. The report stated two males were loading a piece of pipe with a tractor and left the area heading toward US 33 on State Route 124. Deputies then located the truck driven by William “BJ” Marnhout as it pulled into a residence on State Route 124 Racine. Deputies then made contact with Marnhout

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Heroin Bust

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports The Ohio Organized Crimes Investigations Commission’s Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia & Meigs Counties along with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office initiated a search warrant at 303 Fifth Street in Racine last month in which Task Force Agents seized 45.8 grams of Heroin and drug paraphernalia.

The search warrant goes along with a lengthy investigation by Task Force Agents into Meigs County’s largest Heroin trafficking arrest in history.

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Auction

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On Saturday November 8th at 10am, The Meigs County Sheriff's Office will be selling vehicles at public auction. The sale will be conducted behind the old Veterans Hospital on Mulberry Hgts in Pomeroy. If You have any questions on the location please contact the Sheriff's Office at 740-992-3371.

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Trick or Treat Safety & Times

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Trick or Treat is fun! It's a great time to dress up and a great time to spend time with family and friends. However, you should take some precautions to ensure that you and your family/friends remain safe on Halloween. If you follow the "Safe Halloween" model, you are sure to have the most fun and safest possible Halloween. 

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Phone Scam

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood would like to warn citizens of recent popular phone scams. Wood reports that his office has been noticing that phone scams are on the rise in our area, and have received numerous calls about these scams, that are frequently

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Sheriff Purchases New Vehicles

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood would like to announce that his office has received five new sheriff’s patrol vehicles recently. Sheriff Wood states that the patrol vehicles his office had been using are older vehicles with an average of 162,000 miles on them. These older vehicles were costly to maintain with several break downs and repairs being done to keep these vehicles on the road for the county.

Sheriff Wood approached the Meigs County Commissioners about leasing new cruisers

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Murder Investigation

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood reports a body discovered Saturday on the banks of the Ohio River has been identified as 16 year old Erika Brown who was reported missing on August 10 from Kanahwa County West Virginia.

Sheriff Wood states that Ernest M. Roach (36 Years of Age) of Racine was taken into custody on federal charges out of Kanahwa County in connection with the disappearance of Erika Brown after being stopped by an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper.

While Roach

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Multiple Meth Labs Busted

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Several people face charges after the Meigs County Sheriff's Office found numerous meth labs at two separate locations. The first labs were found at a home on Corn Hollow Road in Rutland. Sheriff Keith Wood says two gas generators and two one-pot

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Middleport Meth Bust

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Three people are facing charges after a meth lab bust at a home near Middleport.

Sheriff Keith Wood says deputies responded to a home in the 28000 block of State Route 7 Saturday evening, to find a suspect wanted for questioning for a breaking and entering. When they got on

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Marijuana Bust Leads to Findings of Explosives

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood reports that deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and the State of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Middleport Police made two arrests Wednesday, July 23, 2014 after conducting marijuana eradication in

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Independence Day 2014

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independence-day-special-tanoa-tusitala-hotel-samoaThe Meigs County Sheriff's Office would like to wish everyone a very safe and fun Independence Day and weekend. As we celebrate our Nation's freedom this weekend, please remember to act, drink and plan responsibility. Have a fun and safe weekend, and remember, "Freedom isn't free."

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RELEASE: Felonious Assault

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bumgardnerMeigs 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

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Warmer Weather Precautions

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SummerSafe

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:

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CONFIRMED: Male Selling Books

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10393947 250990545090510 4632643740832086110 nThe Meigs County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple calls concerning a male in Meigs County selling items such as school books and

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Happy Easter!

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The Meigs County Sheriff and his staff would like to extend there prayers and support to the community this Easter weekend. Be thankful for what we have, and support each other. And remember, He Has Risen!

National Telecommunicator Week 2014

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The Meigs County Sheriff's Office would like to take a moment this week and say "Thank You" to all of our hardworking dispatchers. Communication is a vital role in the daily operations of law enforcement and public safety. Dispatchers do not get nearly enough

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Drug "Roundup"

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A strong message for drug users coming from law enforcement in Southeast Ohio Friday morning.

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine, along with Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, Middleport Police Chief Bruce Swift, Gallipolis Police Chief Clinton Patterson, Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins, and Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney Colleen Williams made up a task force that was put

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Level 3 Downgraded: March 3, 2014

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Sheriff Wood has downgraded the LEVEL 3 snow emergency to a LEVEL 2 snow emergency. Please continue to use caution as roads may still be dangerous. 

Level 3 Active: Monday, March 3, 2014

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Due to the weather conditions, Sheriff Keith O. Wood has placed Meigs County under a LEVEL 3 SNOW EMERGENCY. All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should

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Wood Announces the "Top 5 Most Wanted"

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood announces a new feature to the website called, "Sheriff's Office Top 5 Most Wanted". This feature provides the public with photos and certain identifiers for who we are looking for. The feature is designed around the public and their ability to be more familiar with those who surround them. The most wanted will be updated bi-monthy with the latest wanted. If you see someone

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Application Period Ended

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We are no longer accepting applications for the "part-time dispatcher" position. We appreciate all of the applicants. Check back in the future for additional openings. 

Shooting in Salem Township

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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood confirms that officers are on the scene of a shooting in Salem Township. The call came in around 9:24am when officers arrived on scene shortly thereafter. According to Sheriff Wood, the shooter is in custody at this time. The victim has been air lifted to St. Mary's in Huntington, West Virginia. Investigators are on the scene at this

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Part-Time Dispatcher Opening

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We are currently accepting applicatons for an opening as a part-time dispatcher. Hours may very and applicants are required to pass a lengthy background investigation. Click here to fill out an application. 

2013, a year in review...

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This time a year ago Keith O. Wood was preparing to take office as Meigs County Sheriff.

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Funding for New Radios

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Meigs County, Ohio will soon be a safer place for not only those who live there, but those in neighboring counties as well.

The Ohio

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Four Arrested During Traffic Stop

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Four people are behind bars following a traffic stop in Meigs County, Ohio.

Sheriff's Deputies say they found more than a gram of heroin

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Pair Arrested in Meth Bust

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A man and a woman were arrested on meth charges after two meth labs were found at their home along 5th Street in Racine where a 3-year-old girl lives, according to information from the Meigs County Sheriff's Office.

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