JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio (WTOV) — An investigation is underway in Jefferson County after a body was found inside a car in a cemetery in Steubenville. It happened at Union Cemetery. The male’s body was found in the backseat of a red Ford Taurus that groundskeepers say had been parked at the cemetery since Friday. Some had seen the car over the last few days, but no one had looked inside until Wednesday morning. Officials are investigating foul play.
Upon arrival, officers noticed a hypodermic needle sticking out of the top of the alleged suspect’s shirt.
The woman and a male driver were arrested for drug possession charges after officers found more hypodermic needles in the car, plus cocaine and fentanyl.
A man is headed to prison after investigators discovered he had three stolen firearms in his Steubenville home. William King Jr. entered a guilty plea to a bill of information on Monday. His charges were having weapons under disability and receiving stolen property. This stems from a December investigation. King was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — A large amount of drugs seized in Steubenville on Thursday night landed two people in jail.
Jamal Goings, 30, of Chicago, was arrested, along with 22-year-old Mayia Dokes of Mingo Junction, who was present at the search and arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.
Goings faces multiple drug charges, including drug trafficking and possession, following a search in a Steubenville home.
Policed seized 60 grams of fentanyl, 30 grams of crack, and $500 during the search.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — One man has been arrested after a shooting in Steubenville.
Officers ultimately responded to 508 Woodland Avenue for reports of shots fired, where man was found with a bullet in his hand.
Investigators found both rounds from a .22 caliber and a .9 mm hand gun.
William King Sr. was arrested and taken into custody overnight.
He is charged with felonious assault and is being held at the Jefferson County Justice Center.
U.S. marshals in Ohio rescued 45 missing children and 109 additional human trafficking survivors during “Operation Autumn Hope,” the state’s attorney general announced.Ohio Attorney General David Yost said it was the largest anti-human trafficking effort in state history.
“Our Human Trafficking task forces – local law enforcement teaming up with the state – conducted a massive statewide sting last week,” Yost wrote in a statement on Twitter. “Operation Autumn Hope is the largest single HT operation in state history. Our goal: an Ohio where no human is bought or sold.”
Yost said 76 missing and exploited children cases were cleared, including 45 “by physical recovery by the U.S. Marshals Service.” Marshals from Southern Ohio and Southern West Virginia were involved with the operation, according to a statement from the Marshals’ offices.
An illegal casino was invaded on Wednesday in Steubenville. It happened on 4244 Sunset Boulevard. Officials say they had been hearing complaints about the illegal casino for a while, so the police department called on the Ohio Casino Control Commission to help them with the investigation. They were able to seize several illegal slot machines. “Numerous citizens have complained about this,” Steubenville City Manager Jim Mavromatis said. “These are lengthy investigations — and they take time.