Bond set at $20k for man accused in Portsmouth shooting

February 13, 2019

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Bond was set at $20,000 Tuesday for a West Portsmouth, Ohio, man charged with shooting a Portsmouth-area man in the head over the weekend, according to officials in Portsmouth Municipal Court.

Michael A. Mosley, 24, voluntarily turned himself in with his attorney to Portsmouth police Monday. He is charged with felonious assault.

He had an appearance Tuesday in Portsmouth Municipal Court. Judge Russell D. Kegley set a preliminary hearing in the case for 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, according to court officials.

Mosley is charged with shooting a man in the head Saturday in Portsmouth.

Police received a call at 9:15 p.m. Saturday about a man who was shot in the left side of his head and was taken to the hospital by the Portsmouth Fire Department. The victim was treated at Southern Ohio Medical Center and later released, according to a news release from Portsmouth Police.

Mosley initially was lodged in the Scioto County Jail. He was released Tuesday after posting a surety bond in the case, according to court officials.

Detectives had identified Mosley as a person of interest in the case, which remains under investigation, according to Capt. Jason Hedrick of the Portsmouth Police Department. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Steve Timberlake at 740-354-1600 or 740-353-4101.