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Two teens arrested in beating of Scioto County man, 65

August 1, 2018

WHEELERSBURG, Ohio — A 65-year-old Wheelersburg man was beaten and robbed over the weekend and deputies later arrested two Scioto County teenagers in connection with the attack, according to a news release from the Scioto County sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office received a call from the 911 center Saturday from a resident of the 1000 block of Pinehurst Avenue from a man who said he was attacked in his backyard while he was trimming grass.

Sheriff Marty V. Donini said that deputies and detectives responded to the call and a report was taken. During an investigation, detectives learned the two men were described as being in their late teens to early 20s.

The victim said the two approached him earlier while he was cutting grass and asked if they would let them cut his grass.

The two later returned while he was in his backyard and came up behind him and shoved him to the ground.

They allegedly started hitting and kicking him before one of them grabbed his wallet and they took off. The man had multiple bruises and injuries, but refused medical treatment.

Detectives and deputies interviewed neighbors and were able to locate two suspects in the 500 block of Turkey Foot Road, according to the release. Deputies Luke Jenkins and Jonathon Walker assisted in the investigation.

One of the suspects was taken into custody. The other fled on foot and subsequently was arrested without incident, according to Capt. John W. Murphy.

Both suspects are 17, one from the Kittle Road area and the other from the Haines Road area, according to the release.

The two were charged with robbery through juvenile court. They currently are being held in the Ross County juvenile detention center.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed at a later date. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Det. Kirk Jackson at 740-351-1093.

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