Monday, February 1st, 2021

Fairmount Man Arrested After Violent Domestic Disturbance Leaves Woman Dead

Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports:

At approximately 9:50 p.m. Sunday night (January 31st), police were dispatched to a private residence on Scott Brown Road in Fairmount in response to a report of a violent domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, a Fairmount police officer found a woman outside who’d suffered multiple stab wounds. An ambulance was summoned and transported the gravely injured woman to a local hospital where she later was pronounced dead. The police arrested a man, subsequently identified as one Patrick H. O’Ree, age 36, of 554 Scott Brown Road, at the scene. A neighbor had intervened in the assault, and held O’Ree for a short time until the police arrived. The investigation was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office and detectives are on the crime scene (as of 1 a.m.) collecting evidence and statements. No one else is believed to have been involved in this event and no suspects are at large. More information will be made available to the public later today.

Arrest/Booking Photo, Patrick O’Ree (2017)

UPDATE… Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021: Warrants have been issued charging the Defendant with Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Cruelty to Children. He remains confined in the county jail.