A Scioto County man has been indicted on 27 charges consisting of multiple cases.
Gabe McCarty, 39, of Wheelersburg, is charged with two counts of burglary, four counts of breaking and entering, five counts of theft, two counts of grand theft with a firearm specification, theft of drugs, grand theft of a motor vehicle, three counts of telecommunications fraud, forgery, three counts of receiving stolen property and two more counts of receiving stolen property.
In a separate indictment he is charged with felonious assault, assault, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.
In March, McCarty was stabbed a couple of times during a home invasion incident in Sciotoville and after his arrest, charged with multiple incidents for which he had been sought previously.
Sheriff Marty V. Donini said McCarty was arrested as a result of a county wide crime spree. Detectives had been actively investigating several burglaries, breaking and entering’s and thefts throughout the county the last few weeks before the stabbing incident. Several items had been stolen including firearms, tools, money, purses, checks, credit cards and bows.
Detectives said they were able to recover most of the stolen property and have returned the property to the victims.
During the investigation detectives were able to identify the suspect as McCarty who had been on the run since the start of his alleged crime spree.
On March 17, Portsmouth Police Operations Captain Lynn Brewer told the Daily Times, that at about 8:30 a.m. officers of the Portsmouth Police Department responded to a call of a subject entering the 1st Stop Market in Sciotoville, Ohio, bleeding heavily.
While en route to the call, officers received a second call that the subject had been stabbed and employees had locked the store down.
At about the time officers arrived at the 1st Stop Market, Brewer said they received a second call that a Gabe McCarty had broken into a house at 1011 Harding Avenue and had beaten the residents there with a crow bar. One of the residents had been able to get to a knife and had stabbed McCarty twice forcing him to abandon the assault and flee the residence.
Officers quickly identified the subject inside 1st Stop as McCarty. McCarty was bleeding heavily from two stab wounds and medical personnel from Portsmouth Ambulance called for a helicopter to fly McCarty to a trauma center. McCarty was transported by Portsmouth Ambulance to the Med Flight helicopter pad on 11th Street where he was then flown to St. Mary’ s Hospital Trauma Center in Huntington, West Virginia.
On March 20, detectives received information that the suspect was released from the hospital. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle the suspect was picked up in and make a traffic stop which resulted in McCarty being arrested without incident.
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