Drive by shooting in Newark

Local News

NEWARK, Ohio – Newark Division of Police respond to and investigate a shooting on Riverview Drive.

At 8:28 pm on Saturday, November 17th, Newark officers responded to 83 Riverview Drive on the report of a shooting. Arriving officers discovered 61-year-old Jewel Scott had been shot. Newark Fire treated Scott at the scene and she was flown to OSU Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.

Newark detectives and officers were able to quickly determine the shot came from outside the Scott home. It is believed that Jewel Scott was not the target of the shooting, but a victim of a stray bullet.

Detectives began an intensive investigation and canvass of the neighborhood. Two persons of interest have been developed; 23-year-old Devin S. Rhinehart from Newark and 22-year-old James Michael Alexander from Pataskala. Both individuals currently have warrants issued out of the Ohio Parole Authority and should be considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information about the shooting or the whereabouts of Rhinehart or Alexander, please contact Newark Detectives at 740-670-7200, or if they are seen, call 911.


James Michael Alexander

Devin S. Rhinehart