On June 22, Jeff Carver, 40 of West Portsmouth, was apprehended after a high speed chase. Now he faces 16 charges.
Following an investigation surrounding several thefts from cars, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Carver, and that resulted in a search warrant being served at the suspects residence located at 523 Calvert’s Lane, West Portsmouth.
During the search, detectives, along with probation officers, said they were able to locate several items that had been reported stolen to include purses, gift cards, fishing poles, shoes, clothing, GPS units, sunglasses and jewelry. Detectives had been in contact with the suspect by phone and believed that he, along with his wife, and children had been staying in a camper at an unknown location.
Detectives had been actively looking for Carver as a suspect in multiple car breaking and entering’s that had occurred around the county, when they located him and chased him down. Minutes later, in a torrential downpour, detectives Matt Spencer and Jodi Conkel brought him to the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said on June 24, 2016 charges were presented to the Scioto County grand jury which resulted in several indictment warrants being issued and served on July 5, 2016.
Carver has been charged with one count of burglary; failure to register as a sex offender; failure to provide an address, all felonies of the second degree; grand theft a felony of the fourth degree; probation violation, a felony of the fifth degree; three counts of breaking and entering; obstructing official business both felonies of the fifth degree; tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree; two counts of telecommunication fraud, a felony of the fifth degree; two counts of attempted felonious assault on a police officer, a felony of the first degree; failure to comply, a misdemeanor of the first degree and making false alarms also a misdemeanor of the first degree. Carver is being held without bond and will appear in Portsmouth Common Pleas Court at a later date.
Donini called the case an ongoing investigation that will result in more charges being presented to the Scioto County grand jury.
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