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Middle TOWNSHIP — A bare male was shot by a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy early Wednesday soon after allegedly attacking law enforcement with a do-it-yourself spear.

In accordance to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office environment, after a late Tuesday framework fire, authorities gained a cellular phone get in touch with just right after midnight Wednesday from a lady who mentioned a naked guy in his 50s was pounding on her door together Ohio 255 in Middle Township.

“She mentioned that the male keeps yelling that he was stabbed and preferred in. The Monroe County Deputies then responded back again to the same place in which the framework fire was found to search for the bare male matter,” Sheriff Charles Black Jr. said in a launch.

Earlier, at close to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s office experienced responded to a construction fireplace on Holstein Highway in Heart Township alongside with the Antioch and Woodsfield fireplace departments. After at the scene of the hearth, deputies noticed that the setting up did not have heat or any electricity. As a end result, the fire is a suspected situation of arson and the investigation was referred to the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Business.

About midnight whilst sheriff’s deputies and the Woodsfield Law enforcement Division were seeking for the naked individual, yet another resident from the same spot referred to as and mentioned that an individual was pounding on his door and had ripped the display screen door to his home.

Deputies responded to the second caller’s deal with but did not obtain the bare male.

Law enforcement ongoing to search the spot and whilst at one particular of the close by households, deputies and officers tried to make speak to with a house owner when a naked male topic allegedly “jumped up in an ambush attack with a selfmade spear.”

“This subject matter quickly billed the officers with the home made spear and came in a couple feet of the officers prior to the suspect was shot,” Black said.

Law enforcement delivered initial support and life saving procedures to the suspect until unexpected emergency health care support arrived on scene and transported the matter to a hospital.

The circumstance was referred to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which will examine the officer-involved shooting.

No other details was unveiled Wednesday.

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