LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio — A man is in custody after officials say he attempted to murder his former girlfriend.
According to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. this morning. The victim, a teacher at Rock Hill Middle School, stated “she began to feel ill and pulled over near the Lawrence County Juvenile Center on Route 93.” That is when, reports say, a man wearing all camouflage clothing approached her vehicle with a handgun and began firing on her vehicle.
The teacher told investigators that she fled the scene and drove to Ironton, where she made a report to local authorities.
Detectives say the teacher was uninjured in the shooting. Her vehicle, officials say, was struck by at least two bullets. One reportedly traveled through the rear window, and the second struck the rear fender on the passenger side.
The sheriff said the local school district was requested to be on “heightened alert.”
Following an investigation into the early morning shooting, 52-year-old Jerrino Johnson was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Johnson, Sheriff Jeff Lawless said, is a former boyfriend of the victim. He remains in custody at the Lawrence County Jail.
The case remains under investigation.