Sheriff’s Deputy shot

Suspect arrested after fleeing

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Deputy Jeremy Simon

Deputy Jeremy Simon

The suspect in the shooting of a Fulton County deputy was arrested Tuesday.

Jeshua Gilmore, 18, of Toledo was apprehended without incident by the Toledo Police Department on Upton Avenue in the city at approximately 3 p.m. A Crime Stopper tip received in Fulton County assisted the police in locating Gilmore.

He has been charged with one count of attempted aggravated murder, one count of fleeing and eluding, and one count of weapons under disability. He will be lodged at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO) in Stryker pending a court appearance at a later date.

Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Simon was shot Monday night during a chase. No weapon has been recovered.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a suspicious vehicle at Country Corral at State Route 109 and County Road H at about 9:30 p.m. When the vehicle driven by Gilmore was approached by authorities, it drove off, according to Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller.

The vehicle was pursued by Simon and Delta police. During the chase, the car stopped due to mechanical failure near State Route 109 and US 20 (Central Avenue). Deputy Simon and his K-9 started toward the vehicle.

A passenger in the car fled, the driver got out, and four shots were fired, according to Miller. Simon was struck twice on the left side under the arm pit. At this time, the sheriff’s department does not believe officers fired any shots.

Gilmore fled the scene. A manhunt for him ensued which included a helicopter from Monroe County, Mich.

Simon was taken by Life Flight to a Toledo hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Miller said the deputy is doing “fine,” and the hospital was doing procedural check-ups Tuesday.

The passenger of the vehicle, Skye F. Thibodeaux, 18, of Lyons, later turned herself into authorities. She was booked into CCNO for obstructing justice and obstructing official business.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office believes a truck missing from a concrete business at State Route 109 and U.S. 120 in northern Fulton County was taken by Gilmore after he abandoned his vehicle.

Gilmore was already known in Fulton County. In March, he was indicted on five counts of grand theft, three counts of theft, and two counts of receiving stolen property. On or about March 1-3, 2017, he allegedly stole motor vehicles, credit cards, a laptop, and a firearm. He also allegedly received a motor vehicle and credit cards knowing or having reasonable cause to believe they had been stolen.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Multi Area Narcotics Task Unit, Wauseon, Delta, Fayette and Swanton police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, ALS2, Lyons Fire and Rescue, Life Flight, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Taskforce.

Deputy Jeremy Simon Jeremy Simon
Suspect arrested after fleeing

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