Vinton County Prosecutor’s Office

  • After an incident involving alleged drug trafficking at Lake Hope State Park earlier this year, Daniel Hudson, Amber Arms and Gregory Edwards were indicted by a Vinton County Grand Jury. In September, Hudson appeared in the Vinton County Court of Common Pleas with Attorney Timothy P. Gleeson and entered a plea of guilty to aggravated trafficking of drugs as a felony of the third degree and aggravated possession of drugs as a felony of the fourth degree. He was placed on Community Control for a period of 5 years and given an underlying prison sanction of 54 months, cumulatively, the maximum. He will be transferred directly to a Community Based Correctional Facility from Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. Arms appeared in the Vinton County Court of Common Pleas with Attorney Michael Moore and entered a plea of guilty to tampering with evidence as a felony of the third degree and aggravated trafficking in drugs as a felony of the fourth degree. She was placed on Community Control for a period of 5 years and given an underlying prison sanction of 54 months, cumulatively, the maximum. She will be transferred directly to a Community Based Correctional Facility from Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. They are ordered to not have contact with each other amongst other things including fines, costs and forfeiture of assets seized.

McArthur Police Department

Sunday, Oct. 6

  • Officers were called to the Dollar General store on North Market St. in McArthur to a report of two women allegedly attempting to shop lift items from the store. Officers arrived and began to investigate the complaint by talking to the women, identified as Tasha Kuhn, 35, of Wellston, and Rebecca Wright, 33, of Radcliff. Officers learned that both Kuhn and Wright had warrants from other agencies. Kuhn and Wright were then placed under arrest for the warrants. A search incident to arrest was conducted on Kuhn and Wright. Officers reportedly located substances believed to be heroin and methamphetamine, as well as syringes, a large sum of cash and other drug paraphernalia, according to the McArthur Police Department. Officers were able to identify the vehicle that the two women had gotten out of in the parking lot. Captain Thomas Heaton was able to use Canine Officer Zara to do an exterior sniff of the vehicle. Zara reportedly gave a positive indication of presence of illegal substances in the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, more narcotic and drug paraphernalia were reportedly located in the vehicle. Tasha Kuhn was turned over to the agency holding the warrant. Wright was released from the scene after the other agency did not want her held on the warrant. The case will be sent to the Vinton County Prosecutor’s Office for review of possible charges relating to the incident.

Vinton County Sheriff’s Office:

Saturday, Oct. 19

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a female wanting assistance in getting belongings from a residence on Riddle Road in Laurelville. While at the residence, a deputy found that the male living there, Mark A. Jones, 50 of Laurelville, had an active warrant for his arrest out of Vinton County Court for domestic violence. After leaving the residence, Jones called the Sheriff’s Office to report that someone had been on his property and may have tried to enter the house. Deputies responded to the residence where Jones was taken into custody on the warrant. Jones was taken to the Middleport Jail. A bond hearing was scheduled for Tuesday.

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