A military officer has been found passed behind a metropolitan building in Danville, Ohio, and a think is in custody, authorities pronounced Monday.
Danville Officer Thomas Cottrell was found passed on a belligerent behind a Danville Municipal Building and his use arms had been taken and his cruiser was missing, Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer pronounced in a matter early Monday.
Officials did not immediately contend how a officer died. But, Chief Jim Gilbert, a arch emissary of a Franklin County Sheriff’s bureau in Ohio, tweeted early Monday: “Prayers for Ohio’s initial depressed officer for 2016 a Danville PD Officer was shot/killed this dusk in Knox County. “
Shaffer’s matter pronounced authorities perceived a call during 11:20 p.m. Sunday from a lady observant that military officers in Danville were in danger, and that her ex-boyfriend, Herschel Ray Jones, had weapons and was looking to kill an officer.
Shaffer says dispatchers attempted to make hit with a Danville officer, though were unsuccessful. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office afterwards searched a village.
About 20 mins after a initial call to dispatchers, Cottrell was found dead.
Just after 1:30 a.m., Jones was seen using from a home and was prisoner nearby Danville Park after a brief feet chase, officials said.
Danville is located about 60 miles northeast of Columbus and 100 miles southeast of Cleveland.