Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pair arrested for abuse of a corpse


Sheriff Travis Hutchinson is reporting that deputies have arrested a man and woman who have admitted their involvement in dumping the body of Nathaniel Abshire in a field on Armstrong road.
Arrested for abuse of a corpse are…
Matthew Lee Miller age 32, of 1020 E. Bowman Street Wooster Ohio.
Virginia Lea Dininger age 32 of 9177 Shank Rd Litchfield Ohio.

Deputies responded to the 800 block of Armstrong road shortly before noon on March 25th after two oilfield workers discovered a body in a field adjacent to an oil well. Initially the body was unidentified, but investigators learned the identity of the man after relatives saw a Sheriff’s Office posting about the matter on social media. The man was identified as Nathaniel Dakota Abshire age 22, of Medina Township Ohio.
As the investigation into the matter continued, both Miller and Dininger were identified as suspects, with Dininger being arrested on Wednesday evening and Miller the following morning. Both Miller and Dininger were acquaintances with Abshire.

Investigator were able to learn that Dininger and Abshire were guest in Millers home on Sunday. After awaking from sleep Dininger discovered Abshire was dead. After this discovery, Miller and Dininger loaded Abshire’s body into Dininger’s car and discarded the body at the Armstrong road location.

 The cause of death will be determined after the results of an autopsy are received and it is possible that additional charges will be filed.

 At this time both suspects are currently incarcerated in the Wayne County Jail.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Body of adult male found

Sheriff Travis Hutchinson is reporting that his office is attempting to identify the body of an adult male that was found shortly before noon today. Deputies were called to 800 block of Armstrong road after two oil field workers reported the discovery of a body lying in an oil well access drive.

The body is that of a white male, 30-40 years of age 185 lbs. with short brown hair and a goatee. The man has a very large distinct tattoo on his upper chest consisting of three words… “F*** Your Life.

There were no visible injuries to the man who was examined by Wayne County Coroner Dr. Amy Jolliff at the scene prior to being transported to the Summit County Medical examiner’s office for autopsy. It is believed that the body had been at the location for less than 48 hours.
The case continues to be under investigation and anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 330-287-5701 or e-mail Capt. Doug Hunter at


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This week Sheriff Hutchinson and Chief Deputy Johnson participated in Meals on Wheels community champions week. This event allows us to draw attention to the need for drivers for Meals on Wheels. You can learn more at...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sheriff Hutchinson reminds motorist to be a Saint this weekend... Drive Sober

St. Patrick’s Day Is One of the Deadliest Days of the Year Because of Drunk Driving

 St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. Unfortunately, March 17 has become a deadly day in the United States, with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities And we’re not just talking about a little bit too much to drink here; from 2009 to 2013, almost three-fourths of the drunk-driving fatalities on St. Patrick’s Day involved drivers who were twice the legal limit. So whether you’re buzzed or drunk on St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t matter. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office wants to remind everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving—drive sober.

 Sheriff Travis Hutchinson offered this advice to partygoers:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Brittany M. Sanders FOUND SAFE

Brittany M. Sanders was last seen at her home near Wooster Ohio at 2:30am on March 9th 2015.
Brittany is a White Female age 15, 5'3'' 115 lb, red hair, brown eyes possibly wearing skinny jeans, a Maroon Aeropostale tee shirt, with a black and gray Nike Hoodie sweat shirt, and Nike shoes.
Anyone with information should contact the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 330-287-5701

Wayne County Methamphetamine Awareness

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Jericho Hill has been arrested.

Jericho Hill is wanted for ESCAPE after walking away from Wooster Community Hospital on March 3rd 2015.

Hill who is a convicted felon, had been arrested on February 20th on charges that he had violated conditions of his probation. On March 2nd Hill was transported from the Wayne County jail to the hospital and was admitted for treatment.

Due to the possibility of a protracted hospital stay, Hill was released by the court on a signature bond on March 3rd with the understanding that Hill would return to jail upon his release from the hospital.
Just two hours after signing the bond,