SCIOTO COUNTY – Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that Detectives from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an early morning shooting that took place at the residence of Lonnie G. Elliott located at 124 Wallace Road, Rarden, Ohio
Scioto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 7:30 am this morning from a nearby neighbor stating that he had heard a gunshot occurring at the Elliott residence and observed a vehicle flee from the area. When the nearby neighbor approached the residence, he found Lonnie G. Elliott, age 68 laying in the yard, who at the time, thought he had been shot by the occupant (s) of the fleeing vehicle.
Detectives preliminary investigation appears to indicate that an argument and altercation occurred between Lonnie Elliott, age 68, Sabrina Gilbert, age 38 who resides in a camper also located 124 Wallace Road, Rarden, Ohio and Dustin Underwood, age 37 who resides at 521 Carrol Street Waverly, Ohio who at the time had spent the night at Gilbert’s camper. Ms. Gilbert and Mr. Underwood states that Mr. Elliott brandished a firearm during the altercation while approaching the camper at which time both Mr. Underwood and Ms. Gilbert exited the camper and Mr. Elliott shot Ms. Gilbert in the side area of her torso. Mr. Underwood then pursued Mr. Elliott and fought with him and eventually took possession of the weapon. Mr. Underwood then left the scene with Ms. Gilbert for the purpose of taking her to a nearby hospital located in Pike County.
Donini states that Mr. Elliott was life flighted to Cabell Huntington where he was being treated for physical injuries as the result of the altercation while Ms. Gilbert was life flighted from a local Pike County Hospital to Grant Hospital located in Columbus, Ohio. The status of their current medical conditions are unknown at the time. Detectives noted that Mr. Underwood had cooperated during the investigation and had relinquished the .380 caliber handgun that Mr. Elliott had used during the shooting.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigations assisted the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office in processing the scene of the shooting and commends the efforts of Detective Conkel and Detective Spencer as they attempt to gather facts concerning this case and locating those individuals involved in the incident. Currently there have been no arrests in this case however, once the criminal investigation is concluded it will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutors Office for purposes of having a Grand Jury review the circumstances and issue indictments.
Anyone who may have information concerning this investigation is encouraged to contacted Detectives Jodi Conkel and or Matthew Spencer from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office