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On Friday, May 22nd, the Hocking County Grand Jury returned an indictment for th...

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:07
On Friday, May 22nd, the Hocking County Grand Jury returned an indictment for the following charges against Timothy R. Windle:

Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity – Felony of the 1st Degree

Trafficking in Heroin – Major Drug Offender Specification – Felony of the 1st Degree

Illegal Manufacture of Drugs – Juvenile Specification – Felony of the 1st Degree

Trafficking in Heroin – Juvenile Specification – Felony of the 2nd Degree

Trafficking in Heroin – Felony of the 2nd Degree

Trafficking in Heroin – Juvenile Specification – Felony of the 3rd Degree

Trafficking in Heroin – Juvenile Specification – Felony of the 3rd Degree

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – Juvenile Specification – Felony of the 3rd Degree

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – Juvenile Specification – Felony of the 3rd Degree

Trafficking in Prescription Drugs – Juvenile Specification – Felony of the 4th Degree

Obstructing Official Business – Felony of the 5th Degree

Resisting Arrest – Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree

Mr. Windle remains incarcerated in the Regional Jail on a $1,000,000 bond. He will be arraigned in the Hocking County Court of Common Pleas next week.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES Monday, May 25th, 2015 10:00 a.m. - Parade forms in front...

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:26
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
Monday, May 25th, 2015

10:00 a.m. - Parade forms in front of Post Office on Market Street.
10:15 a.m. - Parade departs for Oak Grove Cemetery.
10:30 a.m. – Memorial Day Ceremony at Oak Grove Cemetery.

At the conclusion of the ceremony at Oak Grove, the parade reforms and travels
to Worthington Park.

11:00 a.m. - Memorial Day Ceremony at Worthington Park.

Market Street between the Old Sheriff’s Office and Post Office will be closed to traffic.

Additionally, Main Street from Spring Street to Mulberry Street will also be closed between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Reggie Foster has been apprehended in Muskingum County. He will be transported t...

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:49
Reggie Foster has been apprehended in Muskingum County. He will be transported to Hocking County later this week to appear in court and be arraigned on his charges.

We would like to thank everyone who provided information which assisted in locating and capturing Mr. Foster.

On Tuesday, May 19th, the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) and the Ohio Bureau of Crimina...

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:59
On Tuesday, May 19th, the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) with the assistance of the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, the Logan-Hocking Special Response Team and the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, executed two search warrants which yielded the largest heroin seizure in MCU history and one of the largest heroin seizures in Southeastern Ohio.

The search warrants were a culmination of a multifaceted investigation that spanned numerous months and involved several agencies. Over one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin was seized with an approximate street value in excess of $100,000.

Two search warrants were executed simultaneously on Bear Run Road at the residence of Timothy R. Windle, 36 of Logan, and his mother, Carolyn F. Windle, 57 of Logan. Timothy was arrested for a 2nd degree felony trafficking in heroin warrant and Carolyn was arrested 5th degree permitting drug abuse warrant.

Timothy’s girlfriend, Autumn M. Kimmy, 23 of Nelsonville, was arrested on a 3rd degree felony complicity to trafficking in heroin at her residence on Happy Hollow Road. An indoor marijuana grow was located at the time the arrest warrant was executed.

The three individuals were transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to await their initial arraignment in Hocking County Municipal Court. Additional charges will be presented to the Hocking County Grand Jury on Friday, May 22nd.


On Friday, May 15th, an arrest warrant was executed at the Lake Logan Campground...

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 09:34
On Friday, May 15th, an arrest warrant was executed at the Lake Logan Campground on Lake Logan Road that put an end to a month and a half manhunt that spanned seven counties and consumed countless man-hours.

Members of the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit, Logan Police Department and the United States Marshals Service SOFAST (Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team) located and arrested Ronald L. Hedges, 46 of Circleville, after an armed barricade situation that ended without any injuries to officers or the suspect.

Hedges had a nationwide failure to appear arrest warrant which stemmed from a large methamphetamine manufacturing operation in which he was indicted for in Pickaway County Court of Common Pleas.

Based on a joint investigation between the involved agencies, it was discovered that Hedges was hiding out in a spray painted camper at the campground with his girlfriend, Tawnya M. Kight, 37 of Kingston.

Late Friday evening, officers surrounded the camper and ordered Hedges and Kight to exit the camper and surrender. Hedges made multiple threats to end his life and not surrender. After approximately 60 minutes, Hedges and Kight surrendered and were taken into custody without incident.

Officers executed a search warrant and found a methamphetamine manufacturing operation and three loaded firearms inside the camper. Members of the Major Crimes Unit and Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit neutralized the items found and rendered the scene safe.

Hedges and Kight were both transported to the Pickaway County Jail. They will both face numerous charges from Hocking and Pickaway Counties that include Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, a 1st Degree Felony, Illegal Assembly of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a 2nd Degree Felony, Having Weapons while under Disability, a 3rd Degree Felony, Obstruction of Justice, a 3rd Degree Felony, Possession of Drugs, a 5th Degree Felony and Possession of Criminal Tools, a 5th Degree Felony.


HCSO Deputy Aaron Cherry at Kidpalooza registering a child for Kidprint. Kidpri...

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:39
HCSO Deputy Aaron Cherry at Kidpalooza registering a child for Kidprint.

Kidprint ID is a Child Identification System which produces full color plastic child ID cards with photo and fingerprint.

Child identification cards give parents peace of mind knowing their child's important information is a their fingerprints. Kidprint ID cards also provide local law enforcement and safety personnel with a helpful tool for tracking a missing child more accurately and efficiently.

Kidprint is a free service offered by HCSO.

Additional information about Kidprint may be obtained by contacting Deputy Cherry or Pat Lightfoot at 740-385-2131.


HCSO is currently seeking information for the whereabouts of Reggie L. Foster,...

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 13:34
HCSO is currently seeking information for the whereabouts of Reggie L. Foster, age 38.

Foster has a Felony warrant for his arrest out the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office for Felonious Assault (F-2).

Foster may have long curly hair and a full mustache.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact HCSO at 740-385-2131, leave a crime tip through the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office website at www.hockingsheriff.org or message on Hocking County Sheriff’s Facebook page.


Are You Okay? (R.U.O.K) The Hocking County Sh...

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 07:56
Are You Okay?
(R.U.O.K)

The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Scenic Hills Senior Center, have implemented an “Are You O.K?” (R-U-OK), a Telephone Reassurance Program in an attempt to help meet the needs of Hocking County’s elderly, disabled and homebound residents.

The "Are You Okay?" Program is a safety program aimed at individuals who, in the event of illness, accidental injury or crime, are in danger of being left unattended and unaided for a lengthy period of time.

The “Are You O.K.? Telephone Reassurance Program” is a computerized system that will make daily telephone calls to subscribers at the same time each day, seven days a week, with subscribers choosing the time of their calls and at “no charge” to the subscriber. If the subscriber is okay, he or she follows the prompts after hearing the pre-recorded message.

If the subscriber does not answer, the Sheriff's Office then dispatches the friend or a relative designated by the subscriber or a deputy to check on the person's condition.

The “alert” provides officers with a printout of the subscriber’s name and address, medical history, doctor, emergency contact person, next-of-kin and other pertinent information collected from the subscriber when they signed up for the program.

During holidays, vacations, or any other time the subscriber plans to be away, simply telephone the Sheriff’s Office to stop the calls for as long as needed.

R-U-OK is completely computerized and requires little labor. The system can make over 150 calls per hour and, if an emergency should occur, can generate the necessary assistance without disrupting the call schedule of other subscribers.

R-U-OK is a public service provided by the Sheriff’s Office for the citizens of Hocking County and “free” to subscribers who wish to utilize the service.

In an effort to provide additional security measures to assist our seniors, homebound and disabled residents, RUOK is an excellent program to provide that service.

For more information regarding this program, telephone the Sheriff's Office at 740-385-2131 between the hours of 8 a.m. & 4 p.m. or the Scenic Hills Senior Center at 740-385-6581.

Peace Officer Memorial, May 7, 2015 in remembrance of those who sacrificed their...

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 14:17
Peace Officer Memorial, May 7, 2015 in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty protecting us and serving our community.

Two from Hocking County to be remembered who committed their lives serving our citizens in the line-of-duty are:

Hocking County Sheriffs Deputy William Woodgeard, who died in an auto crash on SR 216 in April, 1963 and Ohio State Highway Patrolman Carl "Shorty" Thrush who also died as a result of an
auto accident on SR 93 in Vinton County in February 1972.

Please remember not only these officers, but their families as well.

On Tuesday, May 5th, the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possi...

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 08:58
On Tuesday, May 5th, the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible assault that occurred at a residence on Maysville Williams Road. Information was also obtained that there were narcotics and firearms at the residence.

A search warrant was obtained through Hocking County Municipal Court Judge Frederick Moses as a result of the information obtained.

The search warrant was executed at the residence by Sheriff’s Office and Major Crimes Unit Detectives with the assistance of the Logan-Hocking Special Response Team.

Nearly 90 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine, a firearm and cash were recovered at the residence. The methamphetamine has an approximate street value of nearly $10,000.

Melissa S. Foster, 36, of Logan, was located at the residence and placed under arrest. She was charged with possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs, felonious assault, and having weapons while under disability.

She was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville to await her initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

Her husband, Reggie L. Foster, 38, of Logan, had fled the residence prior to officer’s arrival and a warrant for felonious assault has been issued for his arrest.

Additional charges will be presented to the Hocking County Grand Jury at a later date.

Mid morning of May 5, HCSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on Moore Road...

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:05
Mid morning of May 5, HCSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on Moore Road outside of Union Furnace regarding a domestic with injuries.

Upon their arrival, they met with the victim who stated her sister, Samantha Bennett, 35, had struck her in the face several times.

The victim was transported to Hocking Valley Hospital by Hocking County EMS for injuries she had received.

Bennett was charged with domestic violence and assault and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville to await her initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

Recently, HCSO Deputy Aaron Cherry attended the Ohio Crime Prevention Associatio...

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 09:01
Recently, HCSO Deputy Aaron Cherry attended the Ohio Crime Prevention Association’s conference in Dublin, Ohio. The training will permit Deputy Cherry to educate the community on crime prevention techniques and getting citizens involved in crime prevention activities. The goal is to reduce the number of crimes in Hocking County and increase the quality of life for its citizens.

This comprehensive course gave instruction to address local community issues ranging from security to violence protection. The course placed great emphasis on programmatic initiatives giving Deputy Cherry the knowledge, tools and resources to provide services in crime prevention to the citizens of Hocking County.

Within these initiatives, The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office will be available for community driven activities such as organizing and participating in neighborhood watch groups or completing security surveys for your residence or business.

Crime affects all of us and by sharing information about crime issues, discussing ideas and tips on protecting the safety of our community, we can begin a proactive approach towards reducing crime within Hocking County.

For additional information regarding neighborhood watch, security surveys or other community driven activities pertaining to crime prevention, Deputy Cherry may be contacted via email: acherry@hockingsheriff.org or calling 740-385-2131 and leave a message.

The Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU), acting on a tip, went to a residence on B...

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:32
The Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU), acting on a tip, went to a residence on Bailor Road Laurelville, OH on Tuesday April 28, 2015. SIU members found the owner Kirk D. Willman Jr., 38, along with a female companion who lives at the residence at home.

Detectives noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence and after receiving a written permission to search, located several large zip lock bags containing over 2 pounds of marijuana, $205 in U.S. currency, digital scales, paraphernalia and books on cultivating marijuana. In the garage of the residence, detectives located a large amount of grow lights and additional bags of marijuana.

After detectives read Willman his Miranda rights, Willman admitted selling marijuana to a few friends. His female companion denied taking part in any of the operation. Kirk was arrested and transported to the SEORJ to await his initial appearance on a charge of Trafficking in Drugs with a juvenile specification, F4.

On Thursday April 23, 2015 members of the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU) stop...

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:26
On Thursday April 23, 2015 members of the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU) stopped a vehicle on Pleasant Valley Road for a traffic violation. The female driver, Carey Houtz, 35, Logan, was acting nervous when being questioned. SIU members inquired from the occupants if anything illegal was located inside the vehicle. The occupants all said there was not anything illegal. Deputy Woodgeard's K-9 partner Emma, conducted a “free sniff” of the air around the vehicle. Emma indicated on the vehicle.

SIU members asked the occupants to exit the vehicle to conduct a probable cause search. While questioning Houtz, she was moving something in her pocket and when asked if she had anything in her pocket she said “no”. Deputy Woodgeard conducted a pat down search of Houtz and located approximately 2 grams of suspected heroin.

The passenger of the vehicle, Derek Stevens, 40, Logan, was asked by Officer Culberson if he had anything illegal on his person and Stevens produced a hypodermic needle from his crotch area and provided it to Officer Culberson.

Houtz was arrested and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to await her initial appearance in the Hocking County Municipal Court charged with Possession of Drugs, F5.

Stevens was charged with Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments, M2 and released to appear in the Hocking County Municipal Court.

Late morning of April 23, deputies were dispatched to Hayden Place apartments on...

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:35
Late morning of April 23, deputies were dispatched to Hayden Place apartments on a report of a fight in the courtyard.

Deputies met witnesses who observed the incident. They located the victim who stated Tenisha Nicole Morgan, 19, had forced her way into his apartment and punched him in the face several times.

He was able to remove her to the courtyard where the fight continued.

Morgan was arrested and charged with Assault and Domestic Violence. She was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Jail to await her initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

FairHoPe Hospice's 19th Annual 5k/2k Walk. Sunday, April 26, 2015 Run begins a...

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 09:18
FairHoPe Hospice's 19th Annual 5k/2k Walk.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Run begins at 2:15 p.m. at the Homer Avenue entrance to the fairgrounds.

The run follows Homer Avenue South one block, turns West and follows East Main Street through downtown.

At the intersection of West Hunter and Main Street, the course turns onto West Hunter Street and travels East returning to the fairgrounds.

Walkers begin behind the runners, but once on Main Street, they will use the sidewalk to Mulberry Street, follow Mulberry Street to East Hunter, then return to the fairgrounds.

Friday April 10, 2015 detectives arrested Dillion M. Deible, 18, residing at a R...

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:20
Friday April 10, 2015 detectives arrested Dillion M. Deible, 18, residing at a Rising Street, Gore, OH.

Deible is accused of burglarizing a residence on Slip Road in Hocking County in the early morning hours of April 10, 2015.

After receiving the initial complaint and learning Deible was a suspect, detectives located Deible and interviewed him. Deible confessed to the burglary admitting to burglarizing the residence taking several electronic items which he intended to sell. The case remains under investigation and additional suspects may be charged.

Deible is charged with one count of burglary, F2 and was transported to the SEORJ. Additional charges will be presented to the Hocking County Grand Jury at a later date

On April 6, 2015, the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the grand...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:40
On April 6, 2015, the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the grandparents of a juvenile who had ran away. The detective bureau began an investigation into the missing juvenile and was able to locate her.

During the investigation, detectives learned of other potential allegations involving family members of the household. Detectives contacted Hocking County Children’s Services to assist with other juveniles that resided in the household.

The Information obtained was that two of the residents of the home had extensive felony records and were in possession of firearms. Members from the Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit and Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit responded to the Stewart Road residence, Laurelville, and executed the search warrant.

Three firearms, ammunition, used syringes, digital scales and other items of drug paraphernalia were located inside the residence.

Douglas C. Brofford, 51, and Richard L. Brofford, 30 of Laurelville, were arrested at the residence. Both were charged with having weapons under disability, a 3rd degree felony.

They were transported to the regional jail to await their initial arraignment in Hocking county Municipal Court. Numerous additional charges are expected to be presented to the Hocking County Grand Jury at a later date.

Early morning Sunday, April 5, HCSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on S...

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 13:51
Early morning Sunday, April 5, HCSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on SR 93 North of Logan regarding a domestic violence incident.

Upon their arrival, they met with a female who advised her boyfriend, Jimmy Dale Maynard, 35, of Lousia, Kentucky had struck her in the face several times and injected a clear liquid substance multiple times in her arms stating he was going to kill her.

She and Maynard had been arguing inside of a vehicle operated by another individual. She managed to escape and hid in the woods before approaching a farm house on 93 North and requesting the homeowner to call 911.

The victim was transported to HVCH by Hocking County EMS for treatment of her injuries.

Maynard was located at a residence in Shawnee with the assistance from deputies with the Perry County Sheriff's Office.

Maynard was charged with felonious assault and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Jail in Nelsonville to await his initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

Additional charges will be considered at a later date

7th Annual Hocking County Farm Bureau Ag Days April 11th & 12th Saturday 9 a.m...

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:49
7th Annual Hocking County Farm Bureau Ag Days

April 11th & 12th

Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hocking County Fairgrounds
150 North Homer Avenue, Logan

FREE admission to the public

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