MEIGS COUNTY — One person has been arrested following the breaking and entering of the Meigs County Highway Garage on Monday.
On Friday, a news release from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office stated that Jason Peckham, 26, of Pomeroy, was taken into custody by Deputy Adam Smith.
On Monday, the Meigs County Highway Department reported a Bobcat loader was stolen from inside the fenced area at the county garage facility. Smith conducted a preliminary investigation and was able to obtain video surveillance of the break-in and theft. A search of the area for the loader was unsuccessful.
On Thursday, employees for the garage contacted the sheriff’s office and reported that someone had spotted the stolen Bobcat loader on Bunker Hill in Meigs County. Deputies Smith and Andy Myers responded and located the stolen Bobcat. At the residence, the loaders was recovered and information obtained which lead to the arrest of Peckham.
Peckham is being held in the Meigs County Jail pending an appearance in Meigs County Court.