Shooting Witness arrested???

Word on the street is Deputy Masi wants a tape recording that may have damning evidence that a certain Deputy was there at the scene who is currently STILL under investigation for putting 14 bullets into an unarmed man just a mile or so from here, hmmm? By arresting one on disability of a firearm in which they are a witness draws speculation they may have saw something that needs to remain silent until stories can be corroborated?

My question is…Since the so-called victim was alive when EMT arrived, could she talk?, did she say anything about how it happened?, or is this so-called witness the only one who can tell the “story” ?????? – IF we question anything in this from the first story until now, what did she say if anything at all before she passed?

From the first article…

Masi said Hovestadt was still responsive when Washington Township Fire Department and EMS crews arrived. They were treating her for a gunshot wound for a time, he said, but ultimately left without transporting.”


Shooting witness arrested on weapons charge

Jul. 9, 2014   |  


The house at 1273 Kings Corners Rd. is behind police tape after a shooting resulting in death Monday morning. Jason J. Molyet/News Journal

Written by

Kaitlin Durbin

News Journal

MANSFIELD — A man interviewed as a part of an investigation into Monday’s fatal shooting on Kings Corners Road has been arrested on a weapons charge.

Darryl Jerome Taylor was arrested after questioning for having a weapon under disability, Richland County Sheriff’s Maj. Joe Masi said. Taylor is being held at the Richland County Jail.

Shooting victim Deborah Hovestadt, 41, and Taylor were dating, according to a 9-1-1 call obtained by the News Journal.

Taylor was one of three people in the home who were questioned about the shooting. Hovestadt was reportedly shot in a bedroom at 1273 Kings Corners Road East around 10 a.m. Monday.

Masi said she had been arguing with her boyfriend that morning.

“Deborah Hovestadt was found inside the residence shot, however, the circumstances of how she was shot has not yet been determined,” Masi said in a news release. “Detectives continue to investigate the incident.”

Masi said the department would not release any other information on the shooting today.

Two others in the home at the time of the shooting also were questioned: A 23-year-old woman, who identified herself as Hovestadt’s daughter in a 9-1-1 call, and her 18-year-old brother. A 1-year-old child also was in the home.
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