CHILLICOTHE – On January 10, 2023 around 1:02pm Officers were dispatched to 30 N. Plaza Blvd in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found a shooting victim that Chillicothe Fire Department EMS treated and transported to Adena Regional Medical Center. The Victim- Jennoro Juan Elmore Jr. (23YO, Male, Columbus) later was pronounced deceased.
Officers were advised the suspect was Marvan Woodfork Sr. and that he ran south from the scene. Officers set up a perimeter around the last known location that Marvan was seen. Marvan was later located by Chillicothe Police Officers and Ross County Sheriff Deputys inside the perimeter in the wooded area west of the Bridge Street bridge near the Scioto River.
A special session of the Ross County Grand Jury was called for January 20, 2023, to consider two (2) open cases, 23 CR 031 and 23 CR 032, both captioned State of Ohio v. Marvan D. Woodfork, Sr. After deliberation, the Grand Jury returned an indictment in case 23 CR 031 charging Mr. Woodfork with two (2) counts of Having Weapons While Under Disability, in violation of Section 2923.13(A)(3) of the Ohio Revised Code. Both counts are third degree felonies and deal with conduct that occurred on or about December 30, 2022. After deliberation, the Grand Jury returned an indictment in case 23 CR 032 charging Mr. Woodfork with two (2) counts of Murder, Section 2903.02(A) and (B), both special felonies, stemming from the death of Jennoro J. Elmore, Jr., on or about January 10, 2023. Each count also carries a Firearm Specification. The same indictment also charges two (2) counts of Having Weapons While Under Disability, in violation of Sections 2923.13(A)(3) of the Ohio Revised Code, third degree felonies, and one (1) count of Tampering With Evidence, in violation of Section 2921.12 of the Ohio Revised Code, a third degree felony as well.
If convicted of these crimes he could spend multiple lifetime sentences in jail