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UPDATE: Multiple election signs vandalized in Meigs Co.

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UPDATE: The Meigs County Sheriff's Office said John Wayne Irwin is not the only candidate running for office who has seen his signs vandalized.

"We have had a rash of thefts and vandalism to political signs recently to numerous political candidates," a department spokesperson said. "Although there has only been two reports filed, it has been confirmed this has happened to several different candidates."

The sheriff's office asks that anyone with information about election signs being vandalized to please call (423) 334-5268.


PREVIOUS STORY: A candidate running for Meigs County Sheriff is working to find out who vandalized his campaign signs.

John Wayne Irwin posted on his campaign Facebook page Sunday afternoon that someone had cut his face out of his campaign sign and cut it in half.

"Early this morning someone thought they would be Childish by cutting my sign in half and also cutting my face out of the sign," Irwin wrote. "I don't take this lightly, I take this as a threat!"

Irwin is offering a $200 reward for any information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible for vandalizing or stealing his signs.

"I do not advocate any vandalism or thefts of signs whether it be mine or my opponents," Irwin wrote.

Meigs County Sheriff Jackie Melton told Channel 3 a report has been filed, and detectives are investigating.

If you have any information that could help solve this case, please contact the Meigs County Sheriff Office at (423) 334-5268. 

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