SCIOTO COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – Two juveniles are facing murder charges out of Scioto County, Ohio. According to Sheriff David Thoroughman, his office received a call around 1:00 am regarding a stabbing.
A male said his friend had just been stabbed near 2nd Street West Portsmouth. Deputies say when they arrived, they found 18-year-old Jayson Stephen McGraw of West Portsmouth, who had been stabbed, laying on the ground.
Sheriff Thoroughman said witnesses provided information on two suspects described as a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old who left the scene after the incident.
Deputies say they later found the two juveniles that ran from the scene. The investigation led to their arrest for murder, a felony of the 1st degree.
McGraw has been taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.
The Portsmouth Police Department assisted in the search for suspects.