Thank you for visiting the Pickaway County Prosecutor’s Office
Judy C. Wolford has 17 years experience in the Prosecutor’s Office. She served as Assistant Prosecutor from 1994 – 2006. She became the County Prosecutor in 2006.
Ohio law authorizes the County Prosecuting Attorney to prosecute all criminal conduct occurring in Pickaway County. The County Prosecutor’s Office prosecutes cases involving adult felony and associated misdemeanor offenses, and juvenile delinquency matters that would be felony or misdemeanor criminal offenses if committed by an adult.
Circleville City Law Director, Gary Kenworthy, prosecutes cases involving solely misdemeanor-level offenses. To contact Circleville Municipal Court call 740-474-3171.
In addition to its criminal prosecution responsibilities, the County Prosecutor’s Office is also responsible for representing the legal interests of all county and township elected officials, all county departments, and all county boards. As their legal counsel, the Prosecuting Attorney provides legal advice and acts upon their direction regarding any legal issue they determine to pursue or defend.
The County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is composed of four main divisions, the Criminal Division, Juvenile Division, Civil Division and the Victims of Crime Program.
The office consists of the elected county prosecutor, four assistant prosecutors, three victim advocates and three office assistants.
Pickaway County Prosecutor’s Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
203 South Scioto Street, P.O. Box 910 Phone: 740-474-6066
Circleville, Ohio 43113 Fax: 740-477-7475
Judy C. Wolford
Jayme Hartley Fountain Victims of Crime Program
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney Phone: 740-474-1781
Emily A. Otterbacher, Director
Matthew L. O’Leary Mikki Vinkovich, Advocate
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney Dawn Wamsley, Advocate
Jeffrey A. Catri
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney
Matthew S. Tootle
Asst. Prosecuting Attorney
Legal and Administrative Support Staff:
Prosecutor Wolford and the Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys work closely with all law enforcement agencies within Pickaway County, assisting in the direction of investigations and other activities necessary to see that offenders receive fair and impartial treatment under the law and that justice is carried out in the best interests of the citizens of Pickaway County.
Reporting Criminal Activity:
Reports of criminal activity should be reported to your local city’s police department or if you live outside the city report to the County Sheriff’s Department. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1. Law enforcement can be reached at the following numbers:
Circleville Police Department: 740-477-8231
Ashville Police Department: 740-983-3112
South Bloomfield Police Dept.: 740-983-9482
Pickaway Co. Sheriff’s Dept. 740-477-2176
Ohio State Highway Patrol 740-983-2538
Under Ohio law, Prosecutors are not authorized to provide legal advice or counsel to the general public, nor are they authorized to represent or defend private citizens in their capacity as Prosecutors. You can contact a private attorney or contact Legal Aid at 1-800-686-3668.
Felony Sentencing Post-HB86 RC 2929.13 and 2929.14 effective September 30, 2011 (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Former Pickaway County Prosecutors
1810-1816 Richard Douglas
1816-1820 Joshua Folsom
1820-1824 Joseph Olds
1824-1827 Caleb Atwater-served at the same time
1825-1826 Guy W. Doane-served at the same time
1827-1832 Joshua Folsom
1832-1838 John L. Green
1838-1840 Henry N. Hedges, Sr.
1840-1841 Joseph H. Geiger
1841-1843 M.C. Canfield
1843-1845 John C. Groom
1845-1847 James Green
1847-1851 Jonathan Renick
1852-1854 Julius Wyman
1854-1856 Henry N. Hedges, Sr.
1857-1860 Joseph Olds
1861-1863 Lewis Hamilton Bond
1864-1865 C.B. Mason
1865-1867 Joseph Olds
1868-1872 Samuel W. Courtright
1872-1876 Issac Abernethy
1876-1880 Charles J. Delaplane
1880-1885 Jacob P. Winstead
1886-1891 Clarence Curtain
1891-1896 John Schleyer
1897-1902 Irvin F. Snyder
1903-1908 Charles Gerhardt
1909-1912 C.A. Leist
1913-1916 Meeker Terwilliger
1917-1918 John L. Heise
1919-1922 C.A. Weldon
1923-1926 Meeker Terwilliger
1927-1928 E.A. Brown
1929-1932 Emmitt L. Crist
1933-1936 Ray Davis
1937-1944 George E. Gerhardt
1945-1948 Kenneth Robbins
1949-1952 Guy G. Cline
1953-1957 William Ammer
1958-1960 Ray Davis
1960-1968 Robert H. Huffer
1969-1972 Roy H. Huffer, Jr.
1973-1976 Richard L. Gerhardt
1977-1980 James R. Kingsley
1981-1984 Roger Kline
1985-1988 William H. Harsha
1989-1994 P. Randall Knece
1995-2006 P. Eugene Long
2006- present Judy C. Wolford