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Portsmouth Woman Arrested for Felonious Assault and Patient Abuse

NEWS RELEASE

July 19, 2023

Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that his office received a 9-1-1 call on Tuesday,

July 18, 2023 from a Wheelersburg residence requesting an ambulance. The caller was requesting

to have a nonverbal handicap patient taken to the hospital for injuries that were possibly sustained

from his caregiver.


Sheriff Thoroughman stated that a deputy responded to the Southern Ohio Medical Center

Emergency Room to speak with family members. The investigation was transferred to the Scioto

County Special Victim’s Unit detective.


Detectives reviewed footage from a camera system from inside the residence which showed the

alleged abuse. Detectives obtained statements from several witnesses and collected additional

evidence.


Sheriff Thoroughman stated that detectives responded to the suspects residence, located at 1805

Jackson Street Portsmouth, Ohio. Detectives transported the suspect to the sheriff’s office for

questioning, which resulted in her arrest.


Arrested was Jamey Addington, age 35, of 1805 Jackson Street Portsmouth, Ohio. Addington has

been charged with Felonious Assault, a felony of the 2nd degree, 5 counts of Patient Abuse or

Neglect, a felony of the 4th degree, and Failing to Provide for a Functionally Impaired Person, a

felony of the 4th degree. Addington is currently being held in the Scioto County Jail on a $60,000.00 bond. She will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Thursday, July 20,2023.


Sheriff Thoroughman stated that this is still an ongoing investigation that could result in more

charges being presented to the Scioto County Grand Jury on a later date.


Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel @ 740-351-1091.

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