VINTON – Two people are dead and one person is arrested after a serious incident that occurred yesterday.
On March 1, the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 hang-up in the area of Frazee Lane. Upon further investigation, deputies were sent to the residence where a shooting had occurred. The scene was secured, and further investigation was conducted.
After a muli county search, a vehicle of interest was stopped, and a suspect was apprehended in the case with assistance from the Wellston Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
The names of the two deceased are being withheld until notification are made to the families involved.
“Please allow time for additional information to be released rather than relying on rumors and innuendo. There is no additional threat to public safety at this time.” said the Sheriff
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) was requested to continue the investigation. BCI’s investigation is active and ongoing. Any questions related to BCI’s investigation may be directed to Steve Irwin, with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at (614) 955-8844 or [email protected] BCI’s investigation will be referred to the Vinton County Prosecutor, Jim Payne. Pending the results of the investigation, charges will be filed in the Vinton County Court of Common Pleas and bail will be determined. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.