Investigation of Rarden Shooting Underway

Staff Report

Shots were fired early Monday in Northwestern Scioto County.

The Scioto County Sheriff’s office announced a shooting took place in Rarden, Ohio Monday. At the residence of Lonnie G. Elliott, 124 Wallace Road a gunshot was heard and reported.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. the sheriff’s department received a call from a neighbor stating a gunshot had been heard originating from the premise of Elliott, and a vehicle was seen fleeing the home shortly after.

Elliott, 68, was found lying in his yard and originally thought to be the victim of the gunshot.

Detectives conducted a preliminary investigation to indicate a possible argument and altercation escalated to result in a gunshot. The altercation is believed to have been between two parties.

Elliott, a Sabrina Gilbert, 38, of Rarden, Ohio and Dustin Underwood, 37, of 521 Carrol Street, Waverly, Ohio. Gilbert currently resides in a camper, located at 124 Wallace Road. The same address as Elliot. It is believed that Underwood had spent the night in Gilbert’s camper.

The pair claims that Elliott brandished a loaded firearm as he approached the camper. At this time, the two stated they exited the camper and Elliott fired upon Gilbert, striking her in the side of her torso.

After the shot, Underwood then wrestled with Elliott and took possession of the weapon and fled the scene to escort Gilbert to a hospital in Pike County. The 0.38 caliber handgun is now in the Sheriff’s possession, as Underwood complied and relinquished it to detectives.

Elliott was life-flighted to Cabell Huntington for physical injuries and Gilbert was flown to Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Currently, the status of either parties’ medical conditions are unknown.

Detectives Conkel and Spencer were aided by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigations in processing the scan and gathering evidence concerning the case. The case is ongoing and there have been no arrests made, once the investigation is concluded, it will be passed on to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office for grand jury review and Indictments.

Staff Report