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Manhunt underway for armed man in Ross, Pike Counties


ROSS COUNTY – Sheriff Lavender reports that his office along with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office were assisting the U.S. Marshals yesterday in serving warrants in Pike and Ross Counties. A warrant attempt was made on 27-year-old Kiser Sturgell at 632 Keiser Road in southern Ross County.

Mr. Sturgell ran out of the residence reported to have a rifle and threatened to shoot anyone that came after him. Mr. Sturgell was pursued into the woods but was lost.

Approximately 30 minutes later Mr. Sturgell stole a 1997 burgundy Buick Lesabre (HBS2211) Tag # from the 300 block of Keiser Road at gunpoint.

The Marshals Task Force worked overnight and still today attempting to locate Mr. Sturgell. Mr. Sturgell is described as a white male, 6’2” tall, 200 lbs., blonde hair, and blue eyes. Mr. Sturgell has tattoos covering his neck and on his jaw.

Mr. Sturgell should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ross County Sheriff’s Office at 740-773-1185.