Crime / Courts

Suspects arrested for Minford home invasion

FB_IMG_1520153778019FB_IMG_1520153781433.jpgScioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that his 911 center received a call on Oct. 26, 2017 from a residence located on White Gravel Dewey Extension Road in Minford, stating that two male subjects had busted into her home and robbed her.

Donini stated that deputies, along with detectives responded to this location where a report was taken. During this investigation, detectives learned that the two male suspects entered the residence with their faces covered, brandishing a firearm and forced the male to lay face first on the ground. The female was struck in the head with the firearm, which caused her to fall to the floor. The two males later used zip ties and tied both of the adults hand behind their backs and made threats that they were going to kill them. Detectives reported that several young children were inside this house during the time of the robbery and were unharmed.

Captain John W. Murphy stated that detectives were able to collect evidence from inside the residence that was later sent to the BCI&I for processing for possible DNA and fingerprints. During this ongoing investigation, detectives were able to identify the possible suspects, which resulted in one suspect that was on parole being interviewed then being returned back to prison on previous charges pending the outcome of this investigation. The other suspect was later located and interviewed.

Murphy stated that this case was sent to the Scioto Grand Jury. That resulted in an indictment warrant being issued to the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office on both suspects on Feb 28 of this year. On March 1, detectives received information on the location of the firearm that was used during this robbery and were able to later recover this firearm. Detectives responded to Pleasant Ave. in Portsmouth and were able to arrest one of the suspects without incident. The other suspect was already being held in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) and was served his indictment warrant.

Arrested was Beau Fisher, age 50, of Portsmouth, and Derrick Mills, age 35, of Pleasant Ave. in Portsmouth. Both Fisher and Mills have been charged with 2 counts of aggravated robbery, a felony of the 1st degree; 2 counts of kidnapping, a felony of the 1st degree; one count of aggravated burglary, a felony of the 1st degree; and one count of felonious assault, a felony of the 2nd degree. Mills is being held in the Scioto County Jail without bond and Fisher is being held in the ODRC without bond both will appear in the Scioto County Common Pleas court on a later date.

Donini stated that this is still an ongoing investigation that could result in more charges being presented to the grand jury on a later date. Anyone with information should contact the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (740) 354-7566.