Zanesville Pastor Confesses to Fleecing Church Flock, Fraud

A Zanesville pastor admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from his own church.

3 days ago
Zanesville Woman Imprisoned for Strangling Child

Sabrina L. Gary, age 52, appeared in Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas on June 17 for sentencing.

4 days ago
Columbus Man Who Led Police on High-Speed Chase Gets Prison Time

A Columbus man who led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from the New Concord area all the way to downtown Zanesville received prison time for his crimes.

6 days ago
Zanesville Man Imprisoned for Food Stamp Fraud

A Zanesville man was sentenced to prison time for committing welfare fraud over the past few years.

10 days ago
Pregnant Drug-Using Mother Pleads Guilty to Forgery, Tampering

A Zanesville woman with a history of drug use during pregnancy admitted to falsifying records related to her court-ordered supervision.

11 days ago
Crooksville Man Gets Prison Time for Hit-Skip Accident, Police Chase

A Crooksville man received prison time for leading law enforcement on a chase through two counties after hitting another motorist.

18 days ago
 Zanesville Domestic Abuser Gets Prison Sentence

A Zanesville man pled guilty to charges of domestic violence in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

24 days ago
Adamsville Man Confesses Guilt to Drug Charges

An Adamsville resident confessed to illegal drug use and possession charges in Muskingum Common Pleas Court.

27 days ago
Investigation Uncovers Massive Organized Prison Drug Smuggling Ring

After years of investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 14 defendants were served indictments in connection with a drug ring operated out of the Ohio prison system.

33 days ago
Zanesville Drug Addict Who Caused Fatal Motorcycle Accident Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Prison

A Zanesville man responsible for a fatal hit-skip accident pled guilty to a prosecutor’s bill of information in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

34 days ago
Zanesville Man Confesses to Child Abuse Charges

A Zanesville man appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court to confess to charges of violent child abuse.

35 days ago
Zanesville Woman Pleads Guilty to Sparking Kidnapping Scare

A Zanesville woman pled guilty in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court to sparking fears of a child kidnapper posing as a social worker in the community.

45 days ago
New Assistant Prosecutor Secures Justice for Victim in First Jury Trial

The newest assistant prosecutor in the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office successfully obtained justice for a local victim in a jury trial.

46 days ago
Zanesville Man Imprisoned for Possessing Child Sexual Assault Materials

A Zanesville man will be spending time in prison for downloading and sending child sexual assault materials on his phone and computer.

48 days ago
Columbus Drug Trafficker Gets Prison Time

A Columbus man pled guilty and was sentenced to time in prison for trafficking illegal drugs.

49 days ago
Zanesville Man Put Away in Prison for Child Sexual Assault Materials

A Zanesville resident was sentenced to time in prison for his sex crimes involving a minor.

59 days ago
Out-of-State Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking

A man from Wilmington, Delaware pled guilty to drug trafficking in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

61 days ago
Prosecutor Welch Highlights How Citizens Can Help Fight Child Abuse

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Muskingum County Prosecuting Attorney Ron Welch spoke with a local news reporter about the office’s fight against child abuse in the county, and how everyday people can help protect the vulnerable

69 days ago
Zanesville Bully, Vandal Pleads Guilty to Menacing

A Zanesville man admitted stalking another individual who attended the same party as he did.

75 days ago
Serial Child Molester Alberto Mancuso Sentenced to Prison

In Court on April 1, 2024, Judge Kelly Cottrill sentenced child molester, Alberto Mancuso, to a maximum prison sentence of 12 months with sexual offender registration.

81 days ago
Zanesville Overdose Camerawoman Confesses In Court

A Zanesville woman who filmed her husband’s drug overdose death as children watched instead of getting him medical help confessed to her crimes in Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas.

83 days ago
Newark Pool Thief Gets Jail Time

A Newark man will serve two years in prison for stealing a swimming pool from a local Zanesville retail business.

88 days ago
Blacklick Man Put Behind Bars for Vehicular Homicide

A 20-year-old Blacklick man found guilty of vehicular homicide by a Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas jury was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

89 days ago
Columbus “Waun Gang” Drug Dealer Gets Prison Time

A Columbus man was sentenced to at least seven years in prison for drug trafficking and possession.

90 days ago
Reynoldsburg Man Receives Jail Time for Getting High While Child Drowned

A man from Reynoldsburg was sentenced to two years in prison for using getting high on marijuana while his child drowned in a pool.

95 days ago
Norwich Man Confesses to Sex Crimes Against Victims

A Norwich man accused of sexually assaulting underage victims admitted his crimes in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

96 days ago
First-time Offender Successfully Completes Diversion Program

Another participant in the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office Diversion and Rehabilitation Treatment (DART) pre-arrest diversion program has successfully completed the program.

97 days ago
Zanesville Woman Who Faked Home Invasion, Killed Boyfriend Pleads Guilty

A Zanesville woman who shot herself with a gun to fake a home invasion and cover up a murder admitted her crimes in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

98 days ago
Drug-Addicted Zanesville Mother Sentenced to Prison

A Zanesville woman who gave birth to a child addicted to drugs received prison time for multiple counts of drug crimes and child endangering.

103 days ago
Zanesville Rapist Receives Prison Time for Crimes

Diallo Jah-Quan Cummings, age 22, of Zanesville, appeared before Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark C. Fleegle on March 4 for sentencing. Cummings received a sentence of at least eight years in prison for the felony crime of rape.

112 days ago
Roseville Pill Peddler Sent to Prison for Role in Drug Overdose Death

A Roseville man was sentenced to up to ten and a half years in prison for illegally providing prescription drugs to another individual, resulting in his overdose death.

115 days ago
Jury Convicts Zanesville Man for Rape, Kidnapping

Jurors in Muskingum County returned guilty verdicts on all counts against a Zanesville man charged with multiple counts of sex crimes and kidnapping during a February 28 trial in Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill’s court.

116 days ago
Serial Domestic Abuser Pleas Guilty to Stalking, Retaliation

A convicted repeat domestic abuser admitted stalking and engaging in retaliation against his victim from behind bars.

117 days ago
Zanesville Drug Bust Nets $1 Million in Illegal Drugs, Firearms

Members of the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement (CODE) Task Force and Zanesville-Muskingum County Joint Drug Unit filed criminal charges against two Zanesville residents accused of trafficking up to $1 million in illegal drugs.

122 days ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office Donates Funds for South Zanesville Police Cruiser Upgrades

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office recently donated funds seized from criminal activities to help a local police department fight crime more effectively.

123 days ago
Prosecutor Welch Addresses Advocacy Group About Human Trafficking Awareness

Human trafficking is a serious problem in Muskingum County, but everyday people can help fight it by knowing the signs of trafficking and what to do when they suspect someone is being abused in that manner.

124 days ago
DART Diversion Program Plays Key Role in Community’s Health and Safety

As part of its work to make the community safer and help people live healthy lives, the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office operates a pre-arrest diversion program, known as Diversion and Rehabilitation Treatment (DART).

125 days ago
Newark Woman’s Lies About Drugs, Boyfriend Result in Prison Time

A Newark woman’s history of lying to law enforcement authorities and a court grand jury resulted in time in prison.

129 days ago
Dresden Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes, Child Endangerment

In Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, a 58-year-old man from Dresden admitted committing sex crimes against a minor.

130 days ago
Frazeysburg Fraudster Sentenced to Jail for Financial Crime

A Frazeysburg accountant was sentenced to time in prison and ordered to pay restitution for stealing from a Zanesville business over the last few years.

130 days ago
Charges Filed Against Zanesville City Hall Shooter

Thanks to the quick action of the Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, Patrick Foraker, age 39, sits in jail for his alleged February 12 attack on Zanesville City Hall.

131 days ago
Cumberland Child Abusers Sentenced in Court

A Cumberland man and woman received time behind bars in prison for child endangerment and neglect.

132 days ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office Represents County in State Supreme Court Hearing

Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office attorneys represented the county in oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Ohio on February 6, arguing on behalf of Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services (MCACPS).

133 days ago
Zanesville Fraudster Gets Hard Time Behind Bars

A Zanesville man found guilty of defrauding multiple people, including senior citizens, in a real-estate scam was sentenced to five years in prison for his crimes.

137 days ago
Zanesville Rapist Sentenced to Prison

In Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, a 34-year-old man from Zanesville was sentenced to time in prison for rape.

138 days ago
DART Diversion Program Participants Gain Skills for Better Decision-Making

One year after the launch of the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office pre-arrest diversion program, known as Diversion and Rehabilitation Treatment (DART), three participants have been successfully completed the program.

140 days ago
Jury Convicts Blacklick Man of Vehicular Homicide

A 20-year-old Blacklick man was found guilty of vehicular homicide by a Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas jury after just 45 minutes of deliberating.

144 days ago
Pregnant Zanesville Mother’s Drug Case Highlights Need for Reform, Resources

On December 28, 2022, Zanesville Police officers responded to come to the aid of an eleven-year-old child whose life had been placed in jeopardy by Kayleigh Knox’s drug addiction.

144 days ago
Prosecutor Welch Highlights How Citizens Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

WHIZ-TV reporter Mary Behanna interviews Prosecutor Ron Welch about human trafficking in Muskingum County, and what citizens can do to help stop it.

145 days ago
Caldwell Man Gets Jail Time for Sex Crimes

In Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, a 45-year-old man from Caldwell was sentenced to time in prison for sex crimes against a minor.

145 days ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office competes in charity dodgeball tournament

Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office competes in charity dodgeball tournament

150 days ago
New Lexington retail thief sentenced for burglary, theft

New Lexington retail thief sentenced for burglary, theft

151 days ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office support of drug education shows rewards in local schools

Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office support of drug education shows rewards in local schools

153 days ago
Zanesville man brought to justice for sexually abusing minors

Zanesville man brought to justice for sexually abusing minors

156 days ago
Man to serve 11 years for Woodlawn Ave. shooting, driver gets two.

Man to serve 11 years for Woodlawn Ave. shooting, driver gets two.

165 days ago
Drug dealer caught sending nude to minor, sentenced to prison

Drug dealer caught sending nude to minor, sentenced to prison

166 days ago
Zanesville man turns theft case into decade of prison

Zanesville man turns theft case into decade of prison

182 days ago
Elijah Striblin sentenced to prison for probation violations

Elijah Striblin sentenced to prison for probation violations

193 days ago
Former University Student Pleads Guilty to Two Rapes

Former University Student Pleads Guilty to Two Rapes

193 days ago
Zanesville man to be imprisoned for embezzlement

Zanesville man to be imprisoned for embezzlement

195 days ago
Man Faces Justice In Muskingum County after Half-Decade on Franklin County Bond

A plea was taken from Matthew “Trig” McClain of Columbus

199 days ago
Drug-dealing fugitive sentenced after three years on the run

A Newark man was sentenced to 11 years in prison today after evading authorities for three years.

203 days ago
Visiting judge gives convicted child murderer chance for parole with new sentence

A visiting judge from Cuyahoga County imposed a new sentence of life with the possibility of parole after 20 years for a college mother convicted of murdering her newborn baby after the Supreme Court of Ohio vacated Emile Weaver's life without parole sen

220 days ago
Zanesville man who lied to grand jury convicted of perjury

A Muskingum County jury found Wayne Gheen, 40, of Zanesville, guilty of perjury Tuesday afternoon after hearing from Det. Randy Wilson in a case presented by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gerald Anderson.

224 days ago
Ohio county prosecutors urge a 'no' vote on Issue 2

The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the professional association for Ohio’s 88 county prosecutors, urged Ohioans to oppose Issue 2 at the ballot box next Tuesday or face new burdens and costs to county governments already stretched thin. Issue 2

234 days ago
Supreme Court declines jurisdiction in appeals case

A Muskingum County case involving the prosecution and conviction of a mother who injected herself with fentanyl in the hospital parking lot on her way to deliver her child will not move forward after the Supreme Court of Ohio decided not to hear the case

236 days ago
Zanesville man sentenced to 50 years after withdrawing plea

In July of this year, Jermaine Thorpe, 43, of Zanesville, appeared in the Muskingum County Common Pleas Court to plead guilty to numerous felonies from an Easter evening drive-by shooting

236 days ago
Dresden man sentenced for sexually abusing child

A 59-year-old Dresden man was sentenced to 17-and-a-half to 22-and-a-half years in prison for sexually abusing a child.

242 days ago
Appeals Court upholds life sentence of Zanesville rapist

The Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld the life sentence of a Zanesville man who was convicted during a trial last year of raping a young child.

245 days ago
100 years of prison for drug operation, woman pleads guilty for the second time in conspiracy

A 26-year-old Zanesville woman pleaded guilty for a second time to charges related to her role in a local drug-dealing conspiracy.

248 days ago
Adamsville man sentenced following prom night sexual imposition

Jesse Baker, 45, of Adamsville was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 15 years of sexual offender registration following his conviction for sexual imposition Friday morning.

255 days ago
DV coalition recognizes Prosecutor Welch, office for support during Walk a Mile event

Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch and his office were recognized for their ongoing advocacy and support for victims of domestic violence during the Transitions Shelter Walk a Mile in my Shoes event.

265 days ago
Prosecutor's Office supports Heroes Landing at annual golf outing

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office is a proud supporter of Heroes Landing Children’s Justice Center.

270 days ago
Dresden man gets life for raping children

A 41-year-old Dresden man convicted by jurors on 31 counts related to the ongoing sexual abuse of three children was sentenced to prison Monday.

272 days ago
Zanesville man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Timothy Norris

Cody Moody, a Zanesville man charged in the murder of Timothy Norris, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday morning.

278 days ago
Zanesville man pleads guilty as charged in abduction case

A 43-year-old Zanesville pleaded guilty as charged to two third-degree felony counts of abduction and two first-degree misdemeanor counts of endangering children Monday morning in Common Pleas Court.

280 days ago
Prosecutor's Office wears purple in support of Overdose Awareness Week

Members of the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office wore purple Thursday in support of overdose awareness efforts in the community.

298 days ago
Prosecutor Welch supports MBH school-aged drug education programming

Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch is pleased to once again support Muskingum Behavioral Health (MBH) with their school-aged drug education programming.

300 days ago
Prosecutor’s Office secures grant for crime prevention programming, technology

Last year the Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch submitted a grant proposal to the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services for purposes of addressing violent crime and some of its causes.

306 days ago
Local men plead guilty to sex crimes involving children

On Wednesday, three local men pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving children.

308 days ago
Man sentenced to prison for bar attack

Brandon Cummings, 34, of Zanesville appeared in front of Judge Kelly Cottrill last week to receive his sentence on one count of aggravated assault, a felony of the fourth degree, related to his attack on a patron in a local bar.

314 days ago
Parents of baby who died of overdose sentenced to prison

The parents of a 9-month old baby who died of an overdose have been sentenced to prison.

314 days ago
Repeat sexual offender sentenced for raping minor

A 50-year-old repeat sexual offender from Zanesville received an additional prison sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty in a rape case involving a minor.

319 days ago
Muskingum County Budget Commission

Debra J. Nye, Muskingum County Auditor, has announced the Muskingum County Budget Commission will be meeting on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 10:00am through the end of the 2023 calendar year excluding the months of October and December.

319 days ago
Jurors convict child rapist for years of sexual abuse

Jurors in Muskingum County convicted a 41-year-old Dresden man on 31 counts related to the ongoing sexual abuse of three children.

326 days ago
Repeat drug offender charged for hiding drugs on children

Detectives with the Zanesville / Muskingum County Joint Drug Unit and the CODE Task Force arrested a repeat drug offender Monday afternoon for her latest criminal activity, this time involving children

327 days ago
Zanesville man faces life sentence for murder of Timothy Norris

A Zanesville man charged in the shooting death of Timothy Norris pleaded guilty to aggravated murder with a firearm specification on Wednesday morning

334 days ago
Thorpe pleads guilty in Easter drive-by shooting involving child victim

A 43-year-old man from Zanesville pleaded guilty in common pleas court Wednesday to four second-degree felony counts of felonious assault after shooting at a car full of people, including one child, on Easter Sunday.

348 days ago
Theft ring organizer pleads guilty to felony crimes

Days after a jury convicted Juliana Washington of 41 counts related to a regional theft conspiracy, co-defendant and lead conspirator Keith Taylor pleaded guilty to his part Monday in common pleas court.

350 days ago
Jury convicts woman for part in regional theft scheme

After three days of trial led by Muskingum County Assistant Prosecutor Molly Martin, jurors returned 41 guilty verdicts against Juliana Washington, one of several participants in a regional theft ring.

355 days ago
Zanesville man gets 2 decades for car theft spree

A 27-year-old Zanesville man who led local law enforcement on a dangerous pursuit during a spree of car thefts received prison time Monday in common pleas court.

361 days ago
Crooksville man sentenced to prison for seriously injuring another in crash

A 22-year-old Crooksville man received a prison sentence Tuesday for the life-threatening injuries he caused his passenger when he crashed into a West Muskingum school bus at a dangerous rate of speed in September.

369 days ago
Columbus drug dealer sentenced in Zanesville case

A 29-year-old drug dealer from Columbus who brought his operation to Zanesville received a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison Wednesday.

390 days ago
Man sentenced for dealing drugs to Dresden mother who overdosed in presence of baby

A Zanesville man received a prison sentence of eight to 12 years in relation to the death of a new mother in Dresden.

398 days ago
Cambridge men sentenced in New Year's shooting at Lazy River Lounge

Four men from Cambridge who terrorized a New Year’s Eve party at a criminal bar in Zanesville with guns and violence received their prison sentences in Judge Mark Fleegle’s Court.

405 days ago
Major drug offender gets maximum prison sentence

A Zanesville drug supplier received the maximum prison sentence of 14 years last week after pleading guilty to major drug offender level offenses.

420 days ago
Prosecutor's Office empowers young women to defend selves from sexual assault

Dozens of area high school senior girls joined the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office at The Fieldhouse for a day of sexual assault awareness and self-defense training, organized by Office Manager and former Victim Advocate, Sacha Daniels.

423 days ago
Assistant Prosecutor Anderson shares experiences prosecuting sexual assault to empower survivors

Muskingum County Assistant Prosecutor Gerald Anderson shared his experiences working with and fighting for survivors of sexual assault during Tuesday’s awareness event at Zane State College.

424 days ago
Drug dealer sentenced following overdose death

A Zanesville drug dealer whose sales contributed to the death of another man received a maximum prison sentence of nine to 12 years Monday morning.

431 days ago
Prosecutor's Office beautifies former neighborhood nuisance property

Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch, joined by his staff of attorneys, paralegals and professionals volunteered Wednesday to plant seeds for grass and wildflowers on a vacant lot at 753 Putnam Ave.

432 days ago
Child rapist convicted at trial sentenced to life without parole

A 37-year-old Somerset man will serve three life sentences in prison without parole, in addition to a fourth life sentence, after Muskingum County jurors convicted him of repeatedly raping two children for several years.

434 days ago
Zanesville couple sentenced to prison for child abuse

A Zanesville couple was sentenced to a combined 18 years in prison this week for child abuse.

439 days ago
Motorcycle club member sentenced for acts of violence

A 37-year-old Zanesville man with a violent criminal record was sentenced to prison Monday in connection to the abduction and assault of two victims.

447 days ago
Child rapist convicted at trial, will get life without parole

A 37-year old Somerset man will serve a life sentence in prison without parole after jurors in Muskingum County convicted him of repeatedly raping two children for several years.

452 days ago
Understanding domestic violence prosecution in Muskingum County

Domestic Violence cases are some of the most difficult and oftentimes frustrating matters handled by the prosecutor’s office.

458 days ago
Felony charges filed following Zanesville child abduction

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges Friday against Thomas Pritchard of Zanesville in relation to an Amber Alert issued Thursday evening involving the abduction of two young children from Muskingum County.

458 days ago
Grand Jury indicts Franklin Grayson on 14 felonies tied to Muskingum shooting

The Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted 26-year-old Franklin Grayson of Jacksonville, Florida in connection to the March 17 shooting at Muskingum University in which the defendant shot a baseball player from Olivet College multiple times following the g

459 days ago
Judge continues Muskingum University shooter's bond

Franklin Grayson, the 26-year-old man charged in the March 17 shooting at Muskingum University, appeared in court for the first time Tuesday morning.

461 days ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office files initial charges in Muskingum University shooting

The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office has filed initial charges related to a shooting that occurred at Muskingum University following a March 17th baseball game with Olivet College in Michigan.

463 days ago
Woman sentenced for providing drugs in overdose death case

A 28-year-old Guernsey County woman received a prison sentence of eight to 12 years Wednesday in the overdose death of 44-year-old Andy Marshall.

466 days ago
Discouraging sexual assault trials are no deterrent to aggressive prosecution

During the first week of March, the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office proceeded to trial on two separate cases of child sexual abuse in front of two separate juries.

472 days ago
Child rapist gets consecutive life sentences

A 52-year-old Zanesville man received two consecutive life sentences without parole Monday on child rape charges.

475 days ago
Registered Mississippi sex offender pleads guilty in Zanesville fatal overdose case

A Zanesville drug dealer whose sales contributed to the death of another man pleaded guilty to several charges in Common Pleas Court Friday.

486 days ago
Parents of 3 plead guilty to child abuse charges

The parents of three Zanesville children pleaded guilty this week to charges of child abuse.

488 days ago
Columbus men get 20 years for summer shooting

Two Columbus area men received 20-year prison sentences Tuesday in connection to a shooting last summer

489 days ago
Man convicted for role in Lazy River Lounge shooting incident

A 23-year-old Zanesville man who brought a gun into the Lazy River Lounge the night of a shooting in August was convicted of inducing panic and illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor permit premise Thursday afternoon.

493 days ago
Major drug dealer sentenced to 20 years in prison

A 44-year-old Zanesville man was sentenced to 20 years in prison as a major drug offender for crimes he committed in Muskingum County.

494 days ago
Zanesville woman gets maximum sentence for aggravated vehicular homicide in death of Alex King

A Zanesville woman who killed a man during a drunken night of partying received her sentence of 10 to 13 years in prison Monday morning.

497 days ago
Prosecutor's Office supports recovery community during dodgeball tournament

Members of the Muskingum County Prosecutor’s showed their support for the recovery community during this year’s First Responders vs. Second Chancers dodgeball tournament sponsored by Drug Free Muskingum.

501 days ago
Zanesville man faces life in prison for raping toddler

A 52-year-old Zanesville man faces life in prison for raping a toddler and possessing thousands of images involving the sexual abuse of children.

507 days ago
Man convicted of sexually assaulting child sentenced to prison

Nathan Keen, a 35-year-old Zanesville man convicted at trial of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child, was sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday morning.

507 days ago
Zanesville parolee convicted, sentenced to prison for new felony

On Thursday, a jury of 10 men and two women convened in Judge Mark Fleegle’s courtroom to hear the case of Joseph Roth.

514 days ago
Drug dealer gets maximum sentence for causing overdose death

A Nashport man received a prison sentence Wednesday morning for contributing to a Zanesville man’s fatal overdose this past summer.

523 days ago
Drug dealer gets max sentence following overdose of high school student

A Nashport drug dealer charged in the 2021 death of a local high school student received a maximum sentence of eight years in prison Monday.

532 days ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office begins new year with back-to-back guilty verdicts

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office began the new year with back-to-back guilty verdicts this week under the lead of Assistant Prosecutor Gerald Anderson.

535 days ago
Zanesville woman pleads guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Alex King

A Zanesville woman who drunkenly killed 30 year-old Alex King with her car changed her plea in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Thursday.

536 days ago
Drug dealer behind multi-victim overdose sentenced to prison

A Zanesville man who sold cocaine laced with fentanyl that resulted in a multi-victim overdose involving five victims was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday.

543 days ago
Prosecutor's Office awards students for anti-drug initiatives

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office awarded three local essay contest winners with checks to fund drug awareness and prevention programming at their respective high schools.

545 days ago
Prosecutor Welch shares Christmas classic with West M kindergartners

Muskingum County Prosecutor Ron Welch spent his Monday morning with a classroom full of kindergartners reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

552 days ago
Jurors convict Zanesville man of attempted raping of child

A 35-year-old Zanesville man faces prison after jurors in Muskingum County convicted him last week on all charges related to the repeated sexual abuse of a child.

553 days ago
Student that murdered newborn given another chance to avoid life without parole

The Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday granting a new sentencing hearing for a former Muskingum University student who murdered her newborn daughter in 2015.

564 days ago
Nashport man pleads guilty in high school student's overdose death

A Nashport man charged in the 2021 death of a local high school student pleaded guilty to a prosecutor’s bill of information containing one second-degree felony count of corrupting another with drugs.

572 days ago
Co-defendant pleads guilty in mass overdose case

A second Zanesville man pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court Monday to charges related to a mass overdose earlier this year.

574 days ago
Zanesville man pleads guilty for role in mass overdose

Garland Lewis appeared in Judge Fleegle’s court Monday morning to plead guilty to five counts of corrupting with drugs.

579 days ago
Zanesville repeat drug trafficker sentenced to up to 3 decades in prison

A Zanesville man convicted by jurors as a major drug dealer was sentenced by Judge Kelly Cottrill to up to three decades in prison for his crimes.

592 days ago
Zanesville man sentenced to prison for series of car break-ins

The Zanesville man responsible a series of car break-ins on the city’s north end that had residents on edge for months will spend the next five years in prison for his crimes.

598 days ago
Former Dresden officer sentenced to prison for crimes committed behind badge

A former Dresden police officer was sentenced to four years in prison and must surrender his police certification for the crimes he committed while wearing his badge.

599 days ago
Muskingum County backs State Issue One

Muskingum County welcomed the Vote Yes on State Issue One Tour Bus to promote the importance of voting yes to keep communities safe

612 days ago
Man sentenced to decade in prison for drunken crash with children

Saalih Abdullah Tawwab El Muhammed, 38, of Cleveland, appeared in front of Judge Mark Fleegle in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday to answer for charges related to a July traffic crash on Interstate 70.

615 days ago
Career criminal sentenced to 20 years on most recent drug bust

On Friday morning, Rodriquez S. Hampton appeared with his attorney, Joseph Landusky, before Judge Kelly Cottrill, where he agreed to a sentence of more than 20 years for his most recent run-in with the law.

619 days ago
Zanesville fugitive convicted by jury

One dozen jurors in Muskingum County heard testimony for around five hours Thursday before returning a verdict of guilty as charged against Jay Arnold for recklessly fleeing from the police in 2016 in a car that was reported stolen.

619 days ago
15 charged for defrauding taxpayers more than $250,000 in welfare benefits

More than a dozen Muskingum County residents accused of defrauding federal and state food, childcare, and Medicaid benefits programs are facing the consequences after being indicted by the Muskingum County Grand Jury.

621 days ago
Former football standout sentenced after bringing drugs to Muskingum County for sale

Marcus McAlister, of Akron, faced Judge Kelly Cottrill Wednesday morning for sentencing on one count of trafficking in methamphetamine, and one count of trafficking in fentanyl.

628 days ago
Woman pleads guilty in overdose death of Zanesville man

A 28-year-old Guernsey County woman pleaded guilty to her part in a Zanesville man’s overdose death last month.

629 days ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office walks against domestic violence

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office is proud to support the Transitions Shelter Walk a Mile in my Shoes walk event for the eighth year in a row through financial donations and participation.

629 days ago
Man Sentenced for poisoning child with fentanyl

Trey Stevens entered the courtroom of Judge Mark Fleegle Wednesday morning to plead guilty to one count of corrupting another with drugs and one count of child endangering

633 days ago
Former bail bonds agent sentenced to prison

A former bond agent from Cambridge appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court last week to answer to more than 100 crimes she committed as a trusted partner of the justice system and begin her prison sentence.

636 days ago
Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office launches Diversion Program

The Muskingum County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is implementing its newly developed Diversion and Rehabilitation Treatment program, otherwise known as DART.

638 days ago
Jurors convict Zanesville man on major drug offender charges

Jurors in Muskingum County convicted a Zanesville man on drug trafficking charges during a trial in Judge Kelly Cottrill’s court this week.

640 days ago
Drug dealer faces nearly 20 years in prison for possessing drugs, weapons

A local drug dealer faces a maximum of nearly 20 years in prison after changing his plea in common pleas court Monday.

678 days ago
Man responsible for friend’s overdose death sentenced to prison

A Zanesville man who provided a 25-year-old he claimed to be his friend with drugs that killed him will spend the next 10 to 15 years in prison for the crime.

682 days ago
Jury convicts man who left another unconscious with a brain bleed

At the conclusion of a one-day trial in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court, jurors convicted 50-year-old Chad Chapman of felonious assault for the brutal attack of another man.

684 days ago
Dresden man sentenced to decade in prison for molesting young child

The Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office successfully argued for the maximum sentence for a child molester in court Monday.

700 days ago
Jurors convict man representing himself at trial

At the conclusion of a two-day trial in common pleas court this week, jurors deliberated for less than 20 minutes before finding Brandon Hultgren guilty as charged of two counts of felonious assault.

703 days ago
Parents prosecuted for providing children with drugs

Four parents in Muskingum County are charged in Common Pleas Court for providing drugs to children.

712 days ago
Zanesville man sentenced to prison for bar riot

A Zanesville man at the center of two separate drug-related disturbances involving firearms at local bars was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

713 days ago
Man sentenced to at least 15 years for possessing child sexual abuse materials, weapon

A 35-year-old Zanesville man was sentenced to 15 to 18-and-a-half years in prison for possessing child sexual abuse materials and a weapon while under disability.

720 days ago
Child rapist convicted by jury

At the conclusion of a three-day trial handled by Assistant Prosecutor Gerald Anderson, jurors convicted a Zanesville man on all counts related to the sexual assaults of two girls over the course of five years.

724 days ago
Zanesville man pleads guilty in friend’s overdose death

A Zanesville man who provided his friend, 25-year-old Timothy Corder, with the drugs that killed him faces up to 17-and-a-half years in prison for Corder’s overdose death last July.

725 days ago
Child rapist sentenced to life without parole, plus 14 years

A child rapist will serve life in prison without parole, plus 14 years for raping a young girl. Last month, jurors in Muskingum County convicted Joshua Carbaugh, 31, on charges of rape with a sexually violent predator specification and gross sexual impos

726 days ago
Man sentenced to prison for kidnapping baby in attempt to infect her with herpes

A Chandlersville man was sentenced to seven to 10-and-a-half years in prison Monday for holding an infant down and putting the fluid from a herpes lesion into her mouth.

728 days ago
Community sees justice in action during Heroes Landing open house

Members of the community had the chance to tour Heroes Landing, Muskingum County’s first children’s justice center, and learn about the programs and resources the center has to offer during an open house Wednesday.

732 days ago
Parents sentence to prison in separate cases of providing drugs to children

Two separate parents appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court this week to receive their prison sentence for providing drugs to children.

733 days ago
Newark woman sentenced to prison for man’s death

A Newark woman was sentenced to prison Monday for complicity in her boyfriend’s death in a high-speed crash by encouraging him to flee from police.

741 days ago
Dresden man convicted of molesting young child

A Dresden man who groomed and molested a young child he was trusted with caring for faces prison after jurors convicted him of a sex crime last week.

742 days ago
Muskingum County Murder Statistics

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office has started several new initiatives in hopes of providing citizens with more information, more transparency and a better understanding of the criminal justice system.

747 days ago
Zanesville man sentenced to prison for terrorizing woman

A Zanesville man will spend the next 14 to 19 years in prison for torturing a woman throughout the course of a day while threatening to end her life.

753 days ago