Ross Co. Sheriff searching for man accused of beating woman, daughter with baseball bat

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The Ross County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who allegedly beat a woman and her daughter with a baseball bat.

A man who lives on Baker Road in Chillicothe said he heard screams for help coming from his neighbor’s home late Saturday morning.

He said he and his other neighbors, Howard and Debra Kellough, walked in and saw something they wish they hadn’t seen.

“Never have seen anything on this road that even comes near this,” said Howard.“[She] was laying there in a puddle of blood and she drug herself up to the door trying to get my attention, and she was hollering ‘Help me Howard, help me. I’m dying.’”

The couple said the victim on the floor told them that man 53-year-old Jeffrey Delgado beat her and her daughter with a bat, and then took off.

Howard has lived here since the 1970s and said it hurts him to see this happen so close to home.

“When you live around a place for that many years, you hate to see anything happen like that,” said Howard.

Now the Ross County Sheriff’s Office has obtained warrants for Delgado’s arrest for felonious assault, kidnapping and rape.

Neighbors are hoping for his capture.

“Scary, really scary,” said Debra.

She was inside trying to keep the victims calms remembering the chilling words she repeated as she bleeding on the floor.

“She just kept saying she didn’t want to die,” said Debra.

BCI was at the scene collecting evidence as part of the investigation into exactly what happened.

Delgado is a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white cut-off shirt and blue jeans. 

The Ross County Sheriff’s Office said Delgado is “very dangerous.” Anyone who has information about his whereabouts is urged to contact the sheriff’s office immediately. 

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