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Lucasville man charged with attempted murder

Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Press Release

Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman reports that his 9-1-1 communication center received a call Friday, Aug. 4 at 7:22 p.m. from a female caller in Lucasville, stating that her boyfriend had been shot in the face.

Sheriff Thoroughman stated that information obtained during witness interviews revealed that the shooting allegedly occurred on a different street in Lucasville.

Detectives processed both scenes while deputies patrolled the area looking for the suspect. Detectives were able to make contact with the alleged suspect, and he was detained without incident at 8:01 p.m. in the parking lot of a Lucasville business.

After detaining the suspect, detectives were able to recover a firearm, which had been hidden.

The victim, a 45-year-old male, was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center by Valley Emergency Medical Squad. He was then transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Arrested was Thomas Cochenour, 53, of Lucasville. Cochenour has been charged with attempted murder, a felony of the first degree; felonious assault, a felony of the second degree; and tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree. Cochenour appeared in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Sheriff Thoroughman would like to thank Valley Emergency Medical Services for their quick response and assistance during the incident.

This is still an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091.