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Portsmouth Woman Arrested for Felonious Assault and Child Endangerment


June 14, 2023

Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel, who is

part of the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Special Victim Unit, received an email on Monday, June

12, 2023, from the Portsmouth Police Department. The e-mail stated that the Portsmouth Police

Department was contacted by a social worker from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in reference

to a Special Victim’s Unit case of child abuse involving a 7-year-old juvenile.

Sheriff Thoroughman states that the detective located witnesses and collected evidence, which

included medical records, messages and videos. As a result, detectives responded to the alleged

suspect’s residence, located at 2025 Thomas Ave., Apt E, and were not able to get an answer at

the door.

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, detectives located the alleged suspect at a residence in Minford,

Ohio. The suspect was transported to the Sheriff’s Office for an interview, resulting in her arrest.

Arrested was Danielle Coyle, age 28, of Portsmouth, Ohio. Coyle has been charged with one

count of Endangering Children, a felony of the 2nd degree, one count of Felonious Assault, a

felony of the 2nd degree, and a Probation Violation. Coyle is being held without bond after

appearing in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.

Sheriff Thoroughman stated that the arrest was the result of his detectives, Portsmouth Police

Department, Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit, Southern Ohio Medical

Center, and the trauma team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital working cooperatively in the

protection of our children.

Sheriff Thoroughman stated that this is still an ongoing investigation and additional evidence

will be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury on a later date, which could result in more

charges being filed. Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel @



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