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Scioto County – Man Arrested After Shooting Ex-Girlfriend’s Dad


South Webster, Ohio (February 18, 2024) – A South Webster man is facing attempted murder and felonious assault charges after allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend’s father on Saturday afternoon.

The Incident:

According to Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman, a woman contacted authorities around 1:45 PM on February 17th, requesting a deputy to stand by while she retrieved belongings from her residence. She disclosed having been involved in a disturbance with her ex-boyfriend the previous night in Jackson County.

Minutes later, at 1:59 PM, the communication center received another call from the woman, this time stating her ex-boyfriend had just shot her father.

Swift Response and Arrest:

Sheriff Thoroughman confirmed that deputies apprehended the suspect, identified as 36-year-old John Moore, by 2:02 PM and cleared the scene for EMS personnel to respond by 2:03 PM.

Charges and Next Steps:

Moore is facing charges of attempted murder, a felony of the 1st degree, and felonious assault, a felony of the 2nd degree. He is currently held without bond on the attempted murder charge and has a $20,000 bond on the felonious assault charge. His court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20th, at Portsmouth Municipal Court.

Victim’s Condition:

The victim, identified as 46-year-old Joeseph Morris of Fairborn, Ohio, received initial treatment at Southern Ohio Medical Center before being flown to Grant Trauma Center in Columbus for further care.

Ongoing Investigation:

Sheriff Thoroughman highlighted that the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be presented to the Scioto County Grand Jury in the future. He encouraged anyone with information to contact Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091