Wanted Suspect in Custody

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A wanted man in Muskingum County is now in custody.

Around 11:15pm Thursday night Sheriff Matt Lutz made the announcement that 27-year-old Shawn Williamson had been captured.

Authorities spent hours Thursday afternoon searching for Williamson in the area of State Route 555 and Irish Ridge Road.

Williamson was wanted in connection to a stolen vehicle incident. Details of his arrest are not available at this time.

Sheriff Lutz had encouraged residents in that area to lock their houses and vehicles as Williamson was considered armed and dangerous.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.