Meigs County Man Charged in Wife’s Death

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A Logan man has been identified in the Sunday morning murder in Meigs County.

According to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, George C. Cooper Jr., 50, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Mary J. Cooper, 37. 

Mary Cooper was the mother of four children. Deputies said all are safe and in the custody of family members.

Patrol units from the Logan Police Department and Hocking County Sheriff’s Office entered the residence on Freisner Avenue and discovered the mother of four inside. Preliminary reports indicate she died from gunshot wounds. According to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, no other individuals were found inside the home at the time.

George Cooper is currently being held in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail, facing murder and felony charges. Additional charges are expected in the coming week. 

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