Since Jan. 1, deputies have served more than 100 warrants for arrest.
On March 15, deputies conducted a warrant blitz resulting in 13 individuals being arrested and lodged in the Ross County Jail.
Arrested were Michael Hawkins, 19, of Chillicothe, on an indictment on breaking and entering and receiving stolen property charges; Rebecca White, 27, of Waverly, on an indictment for forgery; Edward Linson, 28, of Chillicothe, on a bench warrant on charges of arson and breaking and entering; Lawrence Hoagland, 37, of Waverly, on an indictment for non-support; William Tomlinson, 47, of Beaver, on an indictment for non-support; Bo Michelle Tackett, 22, of Beaver, on an indictment for forgery and receiving stolen property; Gary Greene, 43, of Piketon, on an indictment for grand theft; Charlene Alley, 36, of Waverly, on an indictment for forgery and possession of dangerous drugs, and Shannon Wolfe, 38, of Bainbridge, on an indictment for breaking and entering.
In addition to those arrests, three people were arrested on warrants out of Ross County and one person was arrested on a warrant out of Jackson County.
Henderson said because of a large backlog of warrants, his office will continue to be aggressive.
"The courts have issued these warrants for the purpose of getting these criminals off our streets and holding them accountable for their actions," Henderson said. "Therefore, we will continue to execute all active warrants."
On March 13, deputies arrested three persons on Germany Road and charged them with possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture drugs.
Gerald Potter, 52, of McArthur, Donald Entler, 25, of Waverly, and Kevin Wilburn, 37, also of Waverly were arrested, according to Henderson's office, when they were allegedly found to have items that are used to manufacture methamphetamines.
On March 14 at approximately 10:44 p.m., the sheriff's office received a 911 call from Clarks Pump-N-Shop on Beaver Creek Road in Piketon regarding an armed robbery.
An investigation revealed that a masked man had entered the store indicating he had a gun and demanded all the money.
The masked man upon obtaining the money from the register fled from the store on foot.
Henderson said deputies immediately responded and began a search of the area.
Deputies identified two suspects allegedly responsible for the robbery.
On March 15 at approximately 9 a.m., detectives arrested Timothy J. Brown, 20, of Millstone Road, Beaver and charged him with complicity to aggravated robbery
The same day at 12:20 p.m., detectives and deputies located James E. Stevens, Jr., 22, of Newland Ridge Road, in Waverly. Stevens was charged with aggravated robbery.
Both suspects were transported to the Ross County Jail.
On March 16, both appeared in Pike County Court for arraignment. Judge Cassandra Bolt-Meredith ordered bond for the defendants be set at $50,000 cash. Henderson said the case will be presented to the next term of the Pike County Grand Jury.
Frank Lewis may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.