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Update – Two Arrested in Elsea Trailer Park Shooting


Circleville – A nearly three-week long manhunt for a man who was accused of shooting another in Circleville has come to a end with an arrest.

On June 10, 2023, the Circleville Police Department Communications Center received a call in reference to a disturbance on Villa Drive. Responding officers heard gunshots when arriving in the area.

Once officers were on the scene, they were advised that a person had been shot and that the suspect had fled the area. Officers tended to the victim while other officers began a manhunt with the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Columbus Police Department Aviation, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Drone Team. Officers were able to identify the fleeing suspect as William P. Riffe II, however, he eluded capture.

Over the past several weeks Circleville Police Investigators have searched for Mr. Riffe relentlessly. The community provided multiple tips to aid in the investigation.

Earlier this morning investigators received another tip that Mr. Riffe was in Columbus. Investigators contacted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.) and requested their assistance. Investigators along with S.W.A.T. made an arrest on Mr. Riffe and his fiancé, Bobbi Jo Moore

.• William P. Riffe II, 31 of Circleville, was charged with 6 counts of Felony 2 Felonious Assault, 1 count of Felony 2 Improper Discharge of a Weapon into a Habitation, and 1 count Felony 3 Weapons Under Disability.

• Bobbi Jo Moore, 46 of Circleville, was charged with Felony 3 Obstructing Official BusinessThey were both transported to the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office Jail.