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Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that his 911 center received a call on July 28, 2018 from a 65 year old male who lives at 1015 Pinehurst Ave. Wheelersburg Ohio stating that two males had attacked him in his back yard while he was weed eating.

Sheriff Marty V. Donini stated that deputy’s along with detectives responded to this location where a report was taken, during this investigation detectives learned that the two males were describes as late teens to early 20’s. During this investigation it was determined that these males had approached the victim earlier while he was cutting grass wanting to know if he would let them cut his grass. The victim stated later that the males came up behind him while he was in the back yard, they shoved him into a building causing him to hit the ground once he was on the ground the two suspects started hitting and kicking him until one of the suspects grabbed his wallet and they took off. The victim had multiple bruises and injuries but refused medical treatment.

Captain John W. Murphy stated that detectives and deputies were able to collect evidence that included getting statements from the neighbors that resulted in identifications on both suspects. Deputy Luke Jenkins and Deputy Johnathon Walker assisted in this investigation and were able to help locate the suspects at 538 Turkey Foot Road. One of the suspects was detained while the other fled the area on foot upon deputy’s arrival. After searching several locations, the suspect who fled on foot was located and apprehended without incident.

Captain John W. Murphy stated that both of the suspects are 17 year old males one from the Kittle Road area and the other from the Haines Road area. Both have been charged with one count of robbery a felony of the 2nd degree through juvenile court. The juveniles are currently being held in the Ross County juvenile detention center.

Sheriff Donini stated that this is still an ongoing investigation that could result in more charges being presented to juvenile court on a later date. Anyone with information should contact Detective Kirk Jackson @ 740-351-1093

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