Sheriff Lanny North

Chief Deputy Dave Valkinburg

Wednesday, July 17

Deputies responded to a state Route 664 location where Ohio Department of Corrections clean-up crew had found some drug paraphernalia.

Deputies responded to Sam’s Creek Road, upon the complaint of a person, blocking Salt Creek Township employees from working on the culvert along the roadway. Deputies ordered David Milligan, 53, Laurelville, out of the culvert, but he refused. Milligan was arrested and charged with obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

Thursday, July 18

Deputes investigated a crash on U.S. 33 where a deer entered the roadway and was struck by a vehicle.

Deputies responded to a complaint of criminal damaging on Wagner Road, where someone had damaged multiple mailboxes on the road. Deputies were also able to locate several more on Conrad Road as well.

Deputies responded to a Moore Road residence for a domestic violence complaint. After investigation, deputies arrested Judson T. Coakley, 28, Union Furnace, for domestic violence, M4 threats of violence and transported to the Fairfield County Jail due to lack of bed space at Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Deputies responded to a Lime Bank Road for a vehicle theft. The investigation is ongoing.

Friday, July 19

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on state Route 664 and Old McArthur Road for a traffic violation. The driver, David Lunsford, 47, Logan was issued a citation for driving under suspension. The passenger, Jessica R. Christa, 37, Nelsonville was arrested for an active warrant from Vinton County. A search of the vehicle, found suspected narcotics and paraphernalia that will be submitted to the BCI crime lab for analysis. Christa was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

A citizen brought a plastic baggie that contained suspected methamphetamine to the Sheriff’s Office that they found at the gas pumps at Crossroads Convenience Store.

A Parkway Drive resident reported a fraudulent check scam. The victim received a FEDEX package that contained a check in their name and a letter with instructions to purchase money orders with the checks and keep the rest of the money as payment. This type of scam is fairly common and always results in the person using the check to be responsible for the money. The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone who receives anything “out of the blue” or suspicious to contact HCSO.

Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at Lost Hollow Campground. After investigation, deputies arrested Christopher J. Hayman, 47, Lancaster, for domestic violence and assault. He was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Deputies investigated a single vehicle crash on Hock-Hocking Drive. Jonathan R. Stevens lost control of his vehicle striking a utility pole. Deputies cited Stevens for failure to control.

Deputies responded to a Homer Ave. residence for a medical emergency. Deputies transported the person to O’Blennes Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

Saturday, July 20

Deputies responded to a state Route 93 business for a theft complaint. The case remains under investigation.

Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a Haydenville Road residence. After investigation, deputies arrested Gabriel Eddy, 44, Haydenville, and charged him with domestic violence and assault. He was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Deputies observed a vehicle on Hunter Street operating in a reckless manner and squealing tires. Deputies attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle fled committing several more traffic violations. The vehicle stopped at a Weldy Avenue residence, exited the vehicle and ran into the residence. While waiting on a search warrant to enter the residence, Meleah D. Inboden, 35, Logan, arrived at the scene. Inboden was asked several times to move to a safer location and to stop shining a light into deputy’s eyes, but she refused. Inboden was arrested and charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest. Once the search warrant was obtained, deputies entered the residence and arrested Kyle G. Peppers, 34, Logan, and charged him with failure to comply with the order or signal of a peace officer, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, failure to reinstate, reckless operation and traffic control device. Both were transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jial.

Sunday, July 21

Deputies responded to a Snowden Street, Murray City, residence for a theft complaint.

Deputies responded to a Loomis Road residence for a theft complaint.

Deputies responded to an Old McArthur Road residence for a sex-related offense. The case remains under investigation.

Deputies responded to a South Boulevard residence where the resident who called told deputies that they had shot a red fox that appeared on his property and that the fox appeared to be ill. Deputies notified Ohio Department of Natural Resources game protector.

HCSO received a complaint of an erratic driver on U.S. 33. Deputes located the vehicle on U.S. 33 at state Route 664 and conducted a traffic stop after observing a traffic violation. Upon contact with the driver, deputies saw major damage to the right side of the vehicle. The driver told deputies that a semi-truck had hit him at U.S. 33 and state Route 595. Deputies conducted field sobriety testing and arrested Ryan C. Cooper, 22, Columbus, for driving under the influence. Cooper tested .138 on the BAC. A passenger in the vehicle, Adam J. Wukie, 22, Elyria, was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication. Both were transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Deputies responded to an alarm at a residence on Morris Road. Upon the deputy’s arrival at the residence, deputies heard a large crashing sound and a vehicle from a pole barn crashed through the rear door. The driver of the stolen vehicle crashed through several gates and fences and drove through a field. Deputies were able to identify the suspect. Charges and a request for a warrant have been referred to the Hocking County Prosecutor’s Office. The case remains under investigation.

Monday, July 22

Deputies responded to a Webb Road residence for a complaint of domestic violence. After investigation, deputies arrested Fredrick A. Groff Jr., 43, Logan, and charged him with domestic violence and assault and transported him to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

EDITOR’S NOTE: While charges have been filed by law enforcement officers against some of the above people, they have not been found guilty of violations. Charges against people may be dismissed or individuals may be found not guilty in court. Unless a person is found guilty, he or she remains not guilty.

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