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  • Writer's pictureScioto County Sheriff's Office

South Webster Man Arrested for Attempted Murder


February 18, 2024


Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that on Saturday,February 17, 2024 at approximately 1:45p.m. a female called requesting a deputy standby while she retrieved items from her residence.  The residence is located at 14191 Lick Run Lyra Rd. South Webster, Ohio.

The caller advised that she wanted the deputy to standby because she and her ex-boyfriend were involved in a disturbance the night before in Jackson County, Ohio. At 1:59p.m the 911 communication center received another call from the female stating that her ex-boyfriend had just shot her dad.

Sheriff Thoroughman advised that deputies had the suspect detained at 2:02p.m. and advised that it was safe for E.M.S. to respond to the residence at 2:03p.m.

Arrested was John Moore, age 36, of 14191 Lick Run Lyra Rd. South Webster, Ohio. Moore has been charged with Attempted Murder, a felony of the 1st degree, and Felonious Assault, a felony of the 2nd degree.

Moore is being held without bound on the Attempted Murder charge and has a $20,000 bond on the Felonious Assault charge.  Moore will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

The victim has been identified as Joeseph Morris, age 46, of Fairborn, Ohio.  Morris was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center, then flown to Grant Trauma Center in Columbus for treatment.  

Sheriff Thoroughman stated that this is an ongoing investigation that may result in more charges being presented at 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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