4 men jailed in alleged drunken shooting

All four men have been released from jail.

FIRST REPORT

Four men are in Clark County Jail after reported wreckless driving and shooting off guns while intoxicated.

Sgt. Kristopher E. Shultz of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said emergency dispatch got an anonymous report of gunfire around 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5 in the area of 2000 block of Arthur Road.

While arriving on scene, deputies could hear gunfire erupting from an open field where a vehicle was also observed.

“Deputies cautiously moved toward the vehicle and took cover to observe what activity was taking place,” Shultz said in a release.

Deputies could see a group of individuals in a pickup truck, and the driver was spinning the truck in a wreckless manner, Shultz said.

“As the deputies continued to observe, the occupants of the vehicle, later identified as Jesse Jewell, Holden Powell, Connor Dease and Zeth Collett, began to aimlessly discharge a number of firearms into the air from within the vehicle as it moved,” Shultz said in a release.

Schultz said deputies took cover but were later able to get the occupants out of the vehicle without incident.

Zeth Daniel Collett, 21, of Yellow Springs, faces charges of felony improper handling of firearms in motor vehicle; weapons while intoxicated; OVI; and reckless operation on private property.

Connor Patrick Dease, 19, of Medina, faces charges of weapons while intoxicated and offenses involving underage persons consuming.

Holden Andrew Powell, 20, of Pickerington, faces charges of weapons while intoxicated and offenses involving underage persons consuming.

Jesse Jewell, 21, of Springfield, faces charges of improper handling of firearms in motor vehicle and weapons while intoxicated.

Schultz said the four men admitted to having consumed “various quantities of alcoholic beverages” and then discharging firearms. The weapons and vehicle were seized.

Dease, Powell and Jewell remain in Clark County Jail awaiting court arraignment. Collett was released from jail.

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