Marijuana Eradication

September 18, 2014 by  
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Pike County Sheriff Richard Henderson reports that members of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office , the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) and the Southern Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (SOCF) recently conducted an annual marijuana eradication in Pike County. Four hundred and fifty seven marijuana plants were seized with an estimated value of $475,000.00, Sheriff Henderson stated he would like to thank these agencies for their help in the continuing war on drugs and for keeping these plants from reaching our streets.

Anyone who has information on any drug activity is asked to contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 740-947-2111 or contact can be made at These calls shall remain anonymous.

Sheriff Henderson Promotes Two Deputies

August 22, 2014 by  
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On August 15, 2014, Sheriff Henderson promoted deputies, David MacCrae and Cory Hicks to the rank of corporal. Corporal MacCrae and Corporal Hicks will not only be performing their regular duties as road officers, they will also be performing supervisory duties as well. The addition of the two corporal positions will be beneficial to both the Sheriff’s office and the community.

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Pictured on the left is Sheriff Henderson and David MacCrae as he receives his promotion to the rank of corporal.

Pictured on the right is Sheriff Henderson and Cory Hicks as he receives his promotion to the rank of corporal.



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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


June 13, 2014: PRESS RELEASE

June 18, 2014 by  
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Sheriff Richard Henderson reports that on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:15pm, deputies were called to the 500 block of Fairview Road  in reference to a possible shooting. Upon arrival deputies found Kenneth Tong, a 49 year old male, had a gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Tong was treated at the scene by Pike EMS personnel and was airlifted to Cabell County Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

After an investigation, 37 year old Michael Snyder of Peebles, Ohio was taken into custody and is being held in the Scioto County Jail. Mr. Snyder has been charged with murder through the Pike County Court and this case will be presented to an upcoming Pike County Grand Jury.

June 8, 2014: PRESS RELEASE

June 18, 2014 by  
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Sheriff Richard Henderson reports that on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at approximately 11:38am, a male subject entered the Village Grocery Store in the 20,000 block of St Rte. 772 Waverly, Ohio brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk. The male subject was described as being approximately 5’4″ to 5’5″ tall, dark complexion wearing a tan trench coat, dark colored shirt, cotton material facemask and sunglasses. The male subject fled the store and entered the passenger side of a 90′s model Dodge Ram 1500 two door truck described as being black with silver trim and a rusted bed.

Anyone with information on this incident please contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 740-947-2111.


Tips for staying safe this Halloween

October 11, 2013 by  
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This Halloween, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office will crack down on drunk drivers throughout the region with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort, and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office has given fair warning to all party goers: keep the party off the road.
“The scariest part of Halloween is not the spooky costumes and scary pranks, it’s the impaired drivers. All too often, party goers don’t plan ahead and choose to drive impaired, but a costume can’t disguise drunk driving”, said Sheriff Richard Henderson.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2007- 2011, 52 percent of all national fatalities occurring on Halloween night involved a drunk driver.
In 2011, when Halloween fell on a Monday, 44 percent of the nation’s fatalities during the Halloween weekend occurred in a crash involving a driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Thirty-eight percent of fatalities on Halloween night occurred in a crash involving a driver or a motorcycle operator with a BAC of .08 or higher.
Young men are particularly at risk of being involved in a traffic crash as a result of “buzzed” or drunk driving. Males ages 21-34 comprised almost half of all drunk drivers who were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide during the 2011 Halloween period.
“If you celebrate with alcohol, you don’t belong behind the wheel”, said Sheriff Henderson. “A sober and safe ride after the party is the best treat you can give yourself and everyone else on the road this Halloween”.
To keep safe this Halloween, Sheriff Henderson recommends these tips: • Before the Halloween festivities begin, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night. • Always designate a sober driver. • If you are impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2014

September 10, 2013 by  
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Click it or Ticket!

May 24, 2013 by  
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Halloween Bash 2012

October 17, 2012 by  
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Sheriff Richard N. Henderson presents The 19th Annual Pike County Sheriff’s Office Halloween Bash !!!  The Bash will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2012   From 6PM – 9PM Location: Pike County Fairgrounds  Sign up time for the costume contest will be from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  The costume contest will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  We will once again have a live D.J., Costume Contest, Games and Bags of Candy for the children.  Costume Contest Age Groups: 01-, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18 and up.

Heroin trafficker arrested, robbery suspect in custody.

September 27, 2012 by  
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On Thursday September 20,2012 the Pike County Sheriffs Office executed a search warrant at 499 Sugar Run Rd. Piketon, Ohio as a result of an investigation into the trafficking of heroin at this residence.  During a search of the premises the Sheriff’s Office collected numerous items evidencing drug trafficking.   Arrested was Brandon Lee Harris, 27, of Sugar Run Rd.  Harris was charged with trafficking in heroin F3 he was also charged with Tampering with Evidence F3 and an additional charge of trafficking in heroin a F4.  Also arrested was Sarah Williams, age 21 of Piketon and Justin Monst age 22 of Piketon both charged with possession of Heroin.

On Sunday September 23, 2012 at Approximately 7:54 pm the Pike County Sheriffs Office received a 911 call from Shirley’s Grocery on State Route 335, north east Pike County.  The caller reported that the store had been robbed at gun point and that the owner was chasing the suspect on foot.  While responding to the scene deputies learned the suspect dropped the gun and was being held by the store owner.  Kelli Kay Brown, 31, of Greenfield, Ohio was arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery F1 and Tampering with evidence F3.  This case is scheduled to be presented to the next term of the Pike County Grand Jury where additional charges may be filed.

Sheriff Henderson commends the individuals working at the store for their actions and quick thinking during this incident.  Their actions ultimately resulted in the apprehension and arrest of the alleged perpetrator.

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