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October 16, 2018

10/3/2018 8:00:00 PM
Methamphetamine concerns voiced by Sheriff Justice after man's arrest near Wilkesville
Johnathon J. Bobb
Johnathon J. Bobb

A McArthur man is in custody after he was arrested last Wednesday, Sept. 26 after an incident in the Wilkesville area. In a news release issued Sunday, Vinton County Sheriff Shawn Justice indicated the case is another example of the increasing use of methamphetamine in the local area.

Sheriff Justice reports that Jonathon J. Bobb, 33, of McArthur has been charged with Obstruction of Justice, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Trespassing, and Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments and is incarcerated in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

It all started when the sheriff's office received a call Wednesday that a burglary was in progress on McMillin Road in the Wilkesville area. The victim stated that he received a call from a neighbor that a male subject was walking around his house with several bags in his hands. When the victim arrived at his residence, he found a male subject sitting on his front porch. When confronted by the victim, the male subject became angry and left, walking towards State Route 160.

Deputies found Bobb in a truck being driven by a family member. Deputies advised Bobb to get out of the truck, which he refused to do. After several minutes, deputies were able to get Bobb out of the truck. Bobb ran a short distance and was apprehended after trying to resist the arrest. Bobb admitted to deputies that he had been using methamphetamine.

"Methamphetamine is being used by more and more addicts in our area. If you encounter a suspicious person acting erratically, DO NOT APPROACH THEM; call law enforcement," said Sheriff Justice. "Methamphetamine users can be very violent and highly unpredictable."

The sheriff added, "Great job by Deputy Nick Trainer and Deputy Lacey Casto!"

Vinton County Health Dept.




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