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Suspect identified

The  Portsmouth Police Department would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the local media and citizens who assisted in identifying the suspect from the incident at Kroger’s on July 14. the suspect has been identified as a 14 year old male from Kentucky. Investigators from the Portsmouth Police Department have had contact with the suspect and his guardian. This case is being presented to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office and Scioto County Juvenile Court for charges to be filed.

Anyone with additional information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Timothy Stewart or Detective Steve Brewer at 740-354-1600 or the dispatch center at 740-353-4101. All can be kept confidential.

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