Arrest made after teacher’s vehicle hit by bullets on the way to work

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 12:11 PM EDT
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UPDATE 8/23/2022 2:30 p.m.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that damaged a school teacher’s vehicle, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless says Jerrino Johnson, 52, of South Point, Ohio, was arrested Tuesday around 1:40 p.m. at an apartment along Park Avenue in South Point.

Teacher's SUV hit by bullets on way to work

Johnson is being held in the Lawrence County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, a second-degree felony.

Two bullets hit a school teacher’s vehicle Tuesday morning as she was on her way to work, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman told deputies she was on the way to work at Rock Hill Middle School when she began to feel ill and pulled over near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route 93.

While parked in the gravel lot, a man wearing a camouflage outfit and hat with netting covering his face approached her vehicle with a gun and fired shots.

After shots was fired, the woman took off and was met by deputies and detectives in Ironton.

At least two bullets hit the woman’s vehicle, deputies report.

The victim did not suffer any injuries; however, deputies say it appears at least one bullet went through the back glass of the vehicle and a second bullet hit the rear fender on the passenger side of the car.

Because the victim in this situation is an employee of Rock Hill Schools who was on her way to work, the school district was asked to be on a heightened alert as a precautionary measure.

Anyone with information about this situation is asked to call the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

According to deputies, shots were fired near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route...
According to deputies, shots were fired near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route 93.(WSAZ/Shannon Litton)
According to deputies, shots were fired near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route...
According to deputies, shots were fired near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route 93.(WSAZ/Shannon Litton)

Further charges are pending, says Sheriff Lawless.

“A decision was made to list where the victim was employed because the schools went on heightened alert and or lock-down, and parents had a need to know why,” said Sheriff Lawless.

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - Two bullets hit a school teacher’s vehicle Tuesday morning as she was on her way to work, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

The call came in just after 7:30 a.m. by the woman who told deputies she had been shot at.

The woman says she was on the way to work at Rock Hill Middle School when she began to feel ill and pulled over near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route 93.

While parked in the gravel lot, an unknown man wearing a camouflage outfit and hat with netting covering his face approached her vehicle with a gun and fired a shot.

After the shot was fired, the woman took off and was met by deputies and detectives in Ironton.

At least two bullets hit the woman’s vehicle, deputies report.

The victim did not suffer any injuries; however, deputies say it appears at least one bullet went through the back glass of the vehicle and a second bullet hit the rear fender on the passenger side of the car. The victim claims she did not get a good look at the person and did not see another vehicle.

Because the victim in this situation is an employee of Rock Hill Schools who was on her way to work, the school district was asked to be on a heightened alert as a precautionary measure.

Anyone with information about this situation is asked to call the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

According to deputies, shots were fired near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route...
According to deputies, shots were fired near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route 93.(WSAZ/Shannon Litton)
According to deputies, shots were fired near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route...
According to deputies, shots were fired near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on State Route 93.(WSAZ/Shannon Litton)

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.