Scioto County Sheriff's Office
Male Arrested After an Armed Robbery
February 5, 2023
Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that his Office received a call at
approximately 9:06 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2023 to respond to Shawnee Grocery
Store located at 721 U.S. Highway 52, Stout, Ohio. The caller stated that a male subject had
entered the store wearing a pair of underwear on his head and that he had a gun. The caller
advised that the male was pointing the gun at the clerk, demanding money from the cash
Sheriff Thoroughman stated that deputies, as well as detectives, responded. After obtaining
a description of the suspect vehicle it was relayed to all surrounding law enforcement
agencies. It was learned that the suspect was driving a vehicle that had just been stolen
from Auto Zone in Portsmouth.
Sheriff Thoroughman stated that an Adams County Deputy observed the suspect vehicle
driving in the area of Germany Hill Road and U.S. 52. The deputy made a felony stop on
the vehicle and detained the suspect until back up arrived.
Inside the stolen vehicle deputies recovered the money as well as the firearm used in the
robbery. Also recovered were the underwear which was used to cover the suspect’s head
during the robbery.
Arrested was Davonta Edward Mitchell, age 30, last known address is 2550 Lone Oak
Road #207 Paducah, KY 42003. Mitchell has been charged with Aggravated Robbery, a
felony of the 1st degree, Kidnapping, a felony of the 1st degree, Grand Theft of a Motor
Vehicle, a felony of the 4th degree, and Theft, a felony of the 5th degree. Mitchell is
currently being held in the Scioto County Jail on a $207,500 bond. He will appear in
Portsmouth Municipal Court on Monday, February 6, 2023.
This is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact
Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel @ 740-351-1091.