Thursday, October 27, 2016

Reward Offered for Info on Shots Fired at Johnstown Church

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a shooting at a local church.  The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports, during the early morning hours on Thursday, Oct. 14 suspect(s) fired multiple gunshots into Harmony Baptist Church located at 7951 Harmony Church Rd. in Johnstown.  One bullet struck a pew, and at least one other bullet landed in the church nursery.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.    

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.