Body of missing man found

By Ivy Potter -

Portsmouth Police responded to 2131 sixth Street Thursday in reference to a deceased person.

Officers located the body of a male, presumed to be Mikey Parson, 37, inside the abandoned house. According to reports from PPD, Parsons was homeless and had been reported missing Feb. 24, where he was last seen sometime Feb. 17. Parsons was identified by the clothing he was wearing, a family member and an identification card found on his person.

The body of the deceased will be sent to Montgomery County for an autopsy.

Officers responded to another unrelated call Thursday just before 7 p.m. stating Shadow Arthur, 27, had broken into the residence of his ex-girlfriend, located at 1125 Kent St., to retrieve property.

Upon arrival, Officers witnessed Jordan Woodrow, occupant, wrestling with Arthur in the hallway along with two of her friends. Officers believed Woodrow was attempting to secure Arthur until police arrived. Arthur fled the building through the backdoor and officers gave chase on foot.

Arthur was detained behind the apartment without incident. Officers observed Arthur to be heavily intoxicated with unsteady movements and slurred speech.

Woodrow stated a neighbor had called her while at work and stated that Arthur was at the residence and had kicked the door in. Woodrow arrived at the apartment and saw Arthur coming from the bathroom, looking as if he was going to tackle her.

Woodrow used pepper spray on Arthur. Arthur was transported to the police station for processing. Once at the police station Arthur’s intoxication became more apparent as he became aggressive toward officers. He refused to comply with officers’ simple requests and would not allow the department to fingerprint him.

Arthur was transported to the Scioto County Jail where he allowed officers to book him on charges of Domestic Violence.

By Ivy Potter

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932

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Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932

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