Press Release from Sheriff Rodney Smith

June 20, 2018

On June 19, 2018, The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Robinson Road, Athens, for a burglary report. The caller advised that he witnessed a white male running through his yard with his chainsaw and a gas can from his shed. The caller confronted the individual and another white male as they attempted to put the gas in the vehicle. The caller was able to retrieve his property before the suspects left the area. Attached are two photographs, one is of the vehicle and one is of a suspect involved in this incident.

If anyone has any information about the identity of the individual or the vehicle, please contact Deputy Tomsha at 740.566.4336. Sheriff Rodney Smith encourages citizens to contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately if this vehicle is seen in your neighborhood.