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Suspect in Fulton County Sheriff's deputy shooting arrested

Posted August 2

— The suspect believed to be responsible for shooting a Fulton County sheriff's deputy Monday night is now is custody.

The shooting happened about 10:00 p.m. Monday night following a report of a suspicious vehicle on the north side of Delta. Deputy Jeremy Simon pulled a vehicle over on State Route 109 after a pursuit.

According to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Simon and his K-9 approached the vehicle. That's when a passenger, Skye Thibodeaux, 18, ran into a cornfield.

The driver, Jeshua Gilmore, 18, opened his door and fired four shots, hitting Deputy Simon twice. Emergency crews flew Deputy Simon to a Toledo Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At last check, the deputy who was injured is still recovering from that shooting. Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller said Deputy Simon should be released from the hospital Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Deputy Simon is a 24-year-veteran. Sheriff Miller said he was shot twice in the side, near his waist. According to Fulton County Board of Commissioners Director of Communication Toni Schindler, Deputy Simon was wearing a bullet-proof vest. He is married and has children.

Authorities searched for Gilmore early into Tuesday morning until suspending the effort before 4:00 a.m.

Toledo police arrested Gilmore Tuesday afternoon at a Toledo apartment complex on the 2200 block of Upton Avenue.

Gilmore was then handed over to U.S. Marshals, transported to Fulton County and then booked into the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in Stryker.

Law enforcement officers from Fulton, Monroe and Lenawee Counties assisted in the search.

Sheriff Miller said the passenger turned herself in. Thibodeaux is charged with obstructing official business. She has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

It was later discovered, Gilmore was the driver and has a felony warrant out of Fulton County. The warrant is for five counts of grand theft, three counts of theft and twp counts of receiving stolen property.

On Tuesday, Gilmore is charged with attempted aggravated murder, having weapons while under disability and failure to comply with order or signal of police.

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