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.
Appeals court decision decriminalizes narcotics abuse by pregnant mothers
Monday morning, however, Fifth District Court of Appeals Judges Craig Baldwin (R) (Licking County), Andrew King (R) (Delaware County), and William Hoffman (D) (Stark County) ruled that it is not a crime for a woman to inject herself with drugs on her way
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Child rapist gets consecutive life sentences
A 52-year-old Zanesville man received two consecutive life sentences without parole Monday on child rape charges.
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.
Parents of 3 plead guilty to child abuse charges
The parents of three Zanesville children pleaded guilty this week to charges of child abuse.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parents prosecuted for providing children with drugs
Four parents in Muskingum County are charged in Common Pleas Court for providing drugs to children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.