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Scott County Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Shooting

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Lonnie Smith 

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Jessica Smith 


In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 25th, 2017, authorities with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Scottsburg Police Department responded to two separate 911 calls reporting shots fired at 5668 E. Johnny Johnson Road in Lexington, Indiana. The first caller advised 911 dispatchers that an individual had been shot at the residence. The second 911 call was from a male subject identified as Robert Wiesman. Wiesman advised 911 dispatchers that he had just been involved in an incident on Johnny Johnson Road involving a firearm.

When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the residence, they located a male subject, later identified as Scott Mitchell, lying on the floor. Mitchell had suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the chest area. Deputies checked Mitchell for signs of life but did not find any.

Scott Mitchell, age 45 was pronounced dead at the scene by Scott County Coroner Jerry Buchanan. Deputies began speaking with two individuals that were at the scene identified as Jessica Smith and Lonnie Smith.

The crime scene was processed by Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technicians.

Upon further investigation, Jessica Smith (age 32) and Lonnie Smith (age 39) were both placed under arrest and have initially been charged with Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. Jessica Smith has an additional charge of Obstruction of Justice. Additional criminal charges are expected to be filed on both Jessica and Lonnie Smith.

Robert Wiesman, the victim of the robbery and gunman in this incident, was questioned by authorities and released.

This matter is currently under investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.


All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.




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