A Monday search for a Peebles man wanted in connection with a Pike County shooting ended in Cynthiana on Monday evening.
Pike County Sheriff James E. Nelson reported that Pike County Dispatch received a call around 3:50 a.m. on Monday regarding a shooting near 1326 Green Ridge Rd. in Peebles. Pike County deputies arrived on the scene to find a male lying in the yard with gunshot wounds.
Pike County EMS transported Charles Wireman, 27, of Peebles, to Adena-Pike Hospital. Wireman was then transported by ambulance to Grant Hospital in Columbus as weather conditions prevented MedFlight transport.
Wireman is in serious condition, according to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nelson reported that Pike County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for felonious assault for Patrick Stuart Jackson, 51, also of Peebles.
Nelson stated that the sheriff’s office was actively searching for Jackson, whom Nelson said should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera told The Times-Gazette that Highland County deputies located a vehicle registered to Jackson’s wife in Rainsboro.
“That’s how we got the information,” Barrera said. “We went to see if [Jackson] was at the residence in Highland County, and he wasn’t. Pike County came up with their detectives, and we got our information together and ended up locating him in Cynthiana in Pike County.”
Nelson later reported that at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, officers from the Highland County and Pike County sheriff’s offices as well as the State Fire Marshal’s Office set up a perimeter around a residence at 92 Barrett Mill Rd. in Cynthiana, where information shared with officers indicated Jackson was located.
After officers verified that Jackson was in the home, Nelson said officers obtained a search warrant, which was executed by officers from the Portsmouth and Chillicothe police departments’ special response teams.
Officers took Jackson into custody without incident at 5:33 p.m.
“Everyone did a good job in working together and bringing it to a safe conclusion,” Barrera said.
Jackson was transported to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, where he was cleared by EMS personnel before being transported to the Butler County Jail and charged with felonious assault.
A Pike County grand jury will review the case during its next term, Nelson stated in a news release. The case includes a felonious assault charge and additional charges against Jackson.
Nelson thanked all the officers involved as well as the Bainbridge Fire Department and Pike EMS Squad 3 for their response in assisting with the apprehension.
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