Lucasville Man Arrested for Attempted Murder of Phillip Jackson

By | August 11, 2023

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A Lucasville man, Thomas Cochenour, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, according to Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman. The arrest came after a 911 call reporting a shooting incident at 196 Center St. in Lucasville. However, investigations revealed that the shooting actually occurred at 224 Back St. Cochenour was detained without incident and the firearm used in the shooting was recovered. The victim, Phillip Jackson, was taken to the hospital and Cochenour has been charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence. The investigation is ongoing. The Tribune reported

Lucasville resident arrested on charges of attempted murder

Published at 9:06 pm on Thursday, 10th August 2023

PORTSMOUTH — A resident of Lucasville has been apprehended and charged with attempted murder, announced Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman.

Sheriff Thoroughman stated that a distress call was received at 7:22 pm on Friday from a female caller, reporting that her partner had sustained a gunshot wound to the face.

The incident was initially reported to have taken place at 196 Center St. in Lucasville.

However, further investigation revealed that the shooting actually occurred at 224 Back St. in Lucasville.

Detectives conducted an examination of both crime scenes, while deputies conducted a search of the area for the suspect, Thomas Cochenour, a 53-year-old resident of Lucasville.

Subsequently, detectives were able to establish contact with Cochenour, who was arrested without any resistance at 8:01 pm. He was apprehended at the First Stop parking lot, situated at 39 Lucasville Minford Rd. in Lucasville. Following the suspect’s arrest, detectives successfully located and recovered the concealed firearm.

The victim has been identified as Phillip Jackson, a 45-year-old resident of Lucasville. Jackson was promptly transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center by Valley Emergency Medical Squad, and later transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Cochenour, residing at 224 1/2 Back Street in Lucasville, now faces charges of attempted murder, a first-degree felony; felonious assault, a second-degree felony; and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

Sheriff Thoroughman expressed gratitude to Valley Emergency Medical Services for their swift response and assistance during the incident.

The investigation into this case is ongoing. Individuals with any relevant information are urged to contact 740-351-1091.

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