June 25, 2014 by  
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Eugene Fife was reported missing on Friday, June 20th. He was last seen Friday around 1:30pm.

Mr. Fife has a heart condition and diabetes, and may be in need of his medication.

Eugene is 74 years old, 5’10″ tall, 210lbs, and he has gray hair and blue eyes. Mr. Fife is also believed to be driving his white Chevrolet Conversion Van with Ohio License plate EQA7727.

If anyone has details or tips on Eugene Fife’s location please contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 740-947-2111




To view the Ohio Attorney General’s Missing Person Poster, please click the following link: MISSING PERSON


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2014

September 10, 2013 by  
Filed under General Information, News Releases

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15 Month old child found unresponsive in swimming pool.

July 19, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, News Releases


Sheriff Richard N. Henderson reports on 07-15-2011 at about 1151 a.m. Sheriff Deputies responded to the 3000 block of BoBo Road in reference to a fifteen month old unresponsive child.  Upon arrival Deputies were advised by the child’s mother that the child was found unresponsive in the family swimming pool.  Pike County Squad One arrived on scene and the child was transported to Pike Community Hospital and was pronounced deceased.  Investigation is pending at this time.

Homicide suspect in custody.

July 19, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, News Releases


Sheriff Richard Henderson reports that on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:49 p.m., the Pike County Sheriff’s Office along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were called to the area of St Rt. 32 just west of Shyville Rd in referene to an injury accident.  Further investigation found the accident had occurred due to a stabbing injury which the driver, Mallory Pettit, age 25, had sustained.  Mallory Pettit was taken from the scene by EMS personnel to the Pike County Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office along with the Piketon Police Department located a person of interest found to be a Michael H. Schaffner, age 30.  Mr. Schaffner was taken into investigative custody and was later arrested and charged with Aggravated Murder.  He was taken to the Scioto County Jail where he will be held pending his apperance in Pike County Court.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification was called to assist in the processing of the scene.  All evidence will be presented to the next term of the Pike County Grand Jury.

Directory of Contacts

February 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Directory of Contacts

Pike County Sheriffs Office
116 South Market Street
Waverly, Ohio 45690
740-947-2984 – administrative fax
740-947-1049 – dispatch fax

Sheriff Richard Henderson ext 28

Major Nakoa Spradlin ext 57

Major Tracy Evans ext 65

Major Jeremy Masters ext 68

Sgt. Dan Ritchhart ext 56

Sgt. Tim Dickerson ext 53

Deputy James Burchett ext 61

Deputy Chris Cottrell ext 64

Deputy Bruce Ferrell ext 63

Deputy Cory Hicks ext 59

Deputy Phil Hopper ext 59

Deputy Dave MaCcrae ext 67

Deputy Ray Newman ext 70

Deputy Dave Roosa ext 25

Deputy Hank Steiger ext 60

Deputy Earl Swepston ext 51

Deputy Tara Tackett ext 58

Kelli Sanders ext 27

Bev Ponder ext 26

Lori Ross ext 35

Concealed Carry

February 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Ohio Concealed Carry

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office provides concealed carry permits on the following days

By Appointment Only
Tuesday  from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.

The CCW application can be picked up in person at the Pike County Sheriff’s office or can be downloaded at the link below. Also listed below are reference materials for the concealed carry class.

Concealed Carry Application
Concealed Carry Manual
Concealed Carry Curriculum

These files are in the PDF format. If you have trouble viewing the file please download Adobe PDF Reader


February 27, 2009 by  
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The Pike County Sheriff’s Office conducts background checks on the following days.


Tuesday from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

Wednesday from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

You may come into the office between those hours without an appointment.  Please bring valid photo identification.  BCI background checks are $35 and FBI background checks are $35.  If you are unsure which background check you need please contact your employer prior to arrival.

Inked Fingerprint Cards
Tuesdays and Friday’s from 8:00 to 4:00p.m. no appointment necessary

You may fill the form out and bring it in by downloading it below.  Forms are also available at the office.

Please click here to download the form

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February 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Alerts & Notifications


Snow levels are updated here as soon as the conditions change. It will change as soon as a snow level is put into affect by the Sheriff. The information you receive here is as up-to-date as available. If you have already checked the website for snow level conditions you do not need to call the office. The level listed here will always be identical to the level currently in effect.

Snow Levels Explained

No Level – Roadways are clean and safe to travel

Icy ConditionsRoadways Are Covered In Ice. Recommended No One Should Be On The Road.

Level 1 – Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are icy drive cautious

Level 2 – Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work

Level 3 – All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways are subject to arrest.