Ferry PD on lookout for shooting suspect

MARTINS FERRY -Police in Martins Ferry and Bellaire are investigating a series of gun-related incidents in their cities including one involving a local man being shot.

Martins Ferry Police are on the lookout for a Jordan Willie Davis III, A.K.A. Noody.

According to police report, officers responded to the Gregory Apartments at 1043 Broadway St. in Martins Ferry and found 31-year-old Magnus A. Lindsey of Cleveland and a friend of his.

Lindsey was suffering from two gunshot wounds – one to the abdomen and one to the leg. Lindsey was taken to Wheeling Medical Park.

Officers discovered that Davis had been threatening a female and her male companions for several hours before the shooting took place, one of which was Lindsey.

Within 15 minutes, of Lindsey and his friend arriving at 1043 Broadway, Davis walked up to the door and opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun. He allegedly fired seven bullets through the door and into the apartment, striking Lindsey who was sitting inside on the couch.

Davis then fled the area. He is currently wanted by the Martins Ferry Police Department for felonious assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated menacing.

He is a black male, roughly 6-foot-2 with brown hair and brown eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Meanwhile, Bellaire police are investigating a shooting that was reported Thursday at 6:48 p.m. A call was received of shots being fired in the 4100 block of Franklin Street, and that someone had been shot. According to a news release from police, officers responded and were met by several people who said that a man had been shot and no one knew where he was.

Officers checked the area and could not locate the victim. Several spent rounds were found in the area. Later, officers were notified by Wheeling Hospital officials that a shooting victim had been brought to that facility. He was identified as Racardo Smith, of 520 N. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry. The victim’s vehicle was later located and was found to have four bullet holes in it. The vehicle was towed and is impounded. The investigation is continuing.

In a separate incident, at 4:03 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to the 4400 block of Harrison Street for a man being shot with a BB gun. According to a release from police, Brian Kesterson, 33, of 4437 Harrison St., had been hit several times with pellets from a BB gun.

Police said that Nicholas Scott, 20, of 4411 Harrison St., Bellaire, and Kesterson apparently got into a confrontation, and that Scott shot at Kesterson with the gun.

Kesterson reportedly punched Scott after chasing him down the street. Kesterson was treated at the scene by the Neffs Emergency Squad. He was later transported to the Belmont County Jail and was booked on an assault charge. Bond was set at $1,000.

Scott was also transported to the jail and was booked on a charge of aggravated assault. His bond was set at $5,000.