Sheriff Lutz Testified Before Congress

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz recently testified before a congressional committee to express law enforcement’s position on legislation that deals with exotic animals. House Resolution 263, also known as the Big Cat Public Safety Act, seeks to ban the trading of big cats as pets and halt the exploitation of these non-domesticated […]

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Muskingum County Jail

Jailhouse Update

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – In the wake of last month’s Masonic Temple fire, the neighboring County Jail building remains inoperable but can reopen in the coming days.  After delays in demolition, re-engaging the utilities, and repairing the heating boiler, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said getting parts to make repairs is why the facility is still […]

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County Commissioners Discuss Sheriff’s Office Budget

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- The Muskingum County County Commissioners met with Sheriff Matt Lutz this morning to discuss the Sheriff’s Office budget.  The Sheriff’s Office recently received a grant where the funds were used towards upgrading 911 equipment in the control room. The grant covered about 60 percent of the upgraded equipment and the county commissioners […]

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Search Warrant leads to Three Zanesville Individuals in Custody after finding Crack Cocaine and more

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- Three Zanesville men were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after a search warrant was executed at 255 Mead Street.  In a combined effort from the Muskingum County, Zanesville City Joint Drug Unit, Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office and Zanesville Police Department, the teams executed a search warrant […]

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Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office Investigate Swatting Call that occurred Wednesday Night

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a swatting call that occurred Wednesday night.  According to Sheriff Matt Lutz, the sheriff’s office received a call around between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night from a male subject stating he had done harm to a family member inside a house on Jenkins Drive […]

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