MCARTHUR — Both the Vinton County High School and Middle School went on lockdown Friday, Aug. 27 after the sheriff’s office responded to a report of a suspicious female near the dumpsters behind McDonald’s restaurant on U.S. 50.
Sheriff’s deputies found the woman, Cheyenne Hansley, 30, of Columbus, at the Calvary Assembly of God church, located across from the high school and middle school. Deputies discovered that the woman had a bolt action precision rifle hidden in her clothing in addition to a rifle scope, bi-pod and rifle magazines, which were found in a pillow case.
No ammo was discovered, but the schools went into a temporary lockdown as a precautionary measure as deputies searched the area. Deputies also found suspected narcotics.
Charges of having weapons under disability, carrying concealed weapons, possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed with Prosecuting Attorney James Payne for review.
Hansley was detained and brought to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning and later placed under arrest and transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.