A potential homicide case being investigated by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in the Oak Hill area has now become a potential double homicide case with the death of a second victim.

The death of that second victim, Tabatha Sue Sheets, 48, of Oak Hill, was confirmed when an obituary was released Thursday afternoon, Nov. 19 by the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home of Jackson. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), Mrs. Sheets was one of three persons shot in a violent episode which occurred at two different Oak Hill area residences in the early-morning hours of Friday, Oct. 30. She had been a patient at Grant Medical Center in Columbus since that time and also died there.

Mrs. Sheets and her husband, Paul E. Sheets, 51, were allegedly shot just after 2 a.m. at their home which is located at 216½ Ohio Ave. in Oak Hill. Mr. Sheets was initially hospitalized, but has since been released.

According to JCSO, a second shooting occurred at just after 7 a.m. the same day at the residence of David Yeley, 61, of 1473 Dark Hollow Road, Oak Hill, which is actually several miles west of the village. Yeley was declared dead at the scene. Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier has stated that investigators believe the shootings were connected.

As of 3:30 p.m. that same day, two “persons of interest” had been charged with the shooting of Paul E. Sheets -- Lonnie L. Sheets, 58, and Lisa L. Sheets, 57, both of State Route 140, Wheelersburg. Both individuals are charged with first-degree felonious assault. Sheriff Frazier stated he went to Scioto County to pick up Lonnie Sheets and Lisa Sheets and they have been incarcerated since that time.

No other charges have been filed at this time, including any charges relating to the deaths of Yeley and Tabatha Sheets. Sheriff Frazier said additional charges against Lonnie and Lisa Sheets are pending the results of a future session of the Jackson County Grand Jury.

The sheriff also added that the investigation is ongoing as JCSO is still awaiting evidence reports from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification. The Oak Hill Police Department is also involved in the investigation.