Sheriff looking for Ross Co. man who missed trial

David Rutter

Ross County Sheriff George Lavender is trying to locate 60-year old-David Rutter, who did not show up to court in the middle of a jury trial.

The sheriff’s office said Rutter was on trial for felonious assault, and did not show up Wednesday for court.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Rutter is 5’8” tall, 170 to 180 lbs. with blue eyes and graying brown hair. Rutter could be driving a 2001 black Ford pickup truck, license #ERW5023.

Rutter Should be considered armed and very dangerous. Do not approach him. Anyone with information should contact the Ross County Sheriff’s Office at 740-773-1185 or any law enforcement agency. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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