Man, 88, indicted for shooting at lotto ticket thief

Man, 88, indicted for shooting at lotto ticket thief

UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (Dec. 6)

An 88-year-old man was indicted on felony charges for firing a gun at a woman who snatched his lottery tickets.

Jene Cook of Dayton was indicted for felonious assault and discharge of a firearm, both with a three-year gun specification, on Friday — exactly one month aftere the Nov. 4 incident at Grand Avenue and Arnold Place — by a Montgomery County grand jury.

He is accused of shooting at Rashima White, 37, who was indicted on two felony charges of theft from an elderly or disabled person in the same incident, the grand jury report released Friday shows.

Cook and White have both been held in the Montgomery County Jail since their Nov. 4 arrests and are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, online jail records show.

UPDATE @ 4 p.m. (Nov. 4)

An 88-year-old man shot at a woman at Grand Avenue and Arnold Place today after she took his four lottery tickets.

Both were taken to jail.

Jene Cook, 88, is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on felonious assault and Rashima White, 37, is being held there on suspicion of theft, a misdemeanor.

White was arrested at 1 p.m. on Lexington Avenue, a few blocks away from West Grand Avenue and Arnold Place, where Cook also was apprehended at 1 p.m., according to online jail records.

FIRST REPORT

Two people were taken into custody this afternoon when a woman attempted to steal four lottery tickets from an elderly man, who then shot at the woman multiple times as she ran, police said.

The incident occurred at Grand Avenue and Arnold Place, where the woman snatched the 88-year-old man’s lottery tickets and ran. The man then fired three shots at her but did not strike the woman or anyone else, officers said.

Both were arrested and taken to the Montgomery County Jail, and were not identified at the scene. But police said the man will be charged with felonious assault and the woman will be charged with theft.

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