Suspect Arrested in Wheelersburg Stabbing

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – One man is in the hospital and another in jail following a reported stabbing in Wheelersburg,

The Scioto County Sheriff says deputies were called to Southern Ohio Medical Center Thursday morning after a man was brought to the emergency room with a stab wound to his abdomen.

Deputies and detectives say the stabbing happened at a residence in 200-block of Virginia Drive in Wheelersburg.

Deputies arrested Alexander P Dillard, 40, of Dayton, at the residence.

Sheriff Donini says the victim,Leo Buggs, 34, of Columbus, was later flown to a Huntington hospital where he underwent surgery and is now listed in stable condition.

Dillard is charged with felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Donini says this is an ongoing investigation, which could result in more charges being presented to a grand jury at a later date.

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