UPDATE: Caldwell fit for trial in Blue Knob Road attempted murder case

Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 11:45 AM EST|Updated: Apr. 28, 2021 at 7:04 AM EDT
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UPDATE: 4/27/21 11:30 P.M.

A woman charged with attempted murder in the baseball bat beating of Devon Ours earlier this year is declared competent to stand trial.

Washington County Prosecutor Nicole Coil said Sierah Caldwell’s competency was under review, but during a hearing Tuesday, it was determined she could be tried.

She now has a pretrial date set for August 27 and a trial date set for September 14.

In addition to attempted murder, Caldwell was charged with felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Coil said Ours was recovering well considering the attack.

UPDATE 3/18/2021 4:20 P.M.

The juvenile being charged as an adult has been identified as 17-year-old Isaiah Campbell.

Washington County Prosecutor Nicole Coil says that video evidence shows that a male that appears to be Campbell was physically involved with the victim, Devon Ours, during the February incident.

Campbell has been indicted and is being charged with attempted murder, a first degree felony.

Coil also says that Ours has been moved from Marietta Memorial Hospital to another facility where he will continue to receive care, including additional surgery.

Update: 3/12/2021 3:30 P.M.

A juvenile accused in the February incident where a man was attacked in Washington County is being transferred to Washington County Common Pleas Court.

Prosecutor Nicole Coil says the juvenile’s case will be heard by the Washington County Grand Jury. Coil would not identify the juvenile because he has not yet been indicted by the grand jury.

Juvenile Judge Timothy Williams determined probable cause in the matter this week.

UPDATE 3/3/2021 5:16 P.M.

A hospital spokesperson says Devon Ours is in fair condition at Selby General Hospital.

UPDATE: 2/19/21 - 3 P.M.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - Steven Osborne, a 19-year-old Little Hocking man accused of beating Devon Ours with a baseball bat and hitting him with a gun, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to all charges Friday morning, his attorney said.

A Washington County grand jury indicted Osborne Tuesday on charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and having weapons under disability. The indictment includes multiple gun specifications that could add to his sentence if he’s convicted.

Osborne, who remains in the Washington County Jail on a $500,000 bond, was arraigned before Judge Mark Kerenyi in Washington County Common Pleas Court. He will be required to undergo a psychological evaluation, according to his attorney, George Cosenza.

Sierah Caldwell, an 18-year-old woman also allegedly involved in the attack, pleaded not guilty during her arraignment on Thursday, according to the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She is charged with attempted murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

The prosecutor’s office said Caldwell’s attorney filed a gag order to keep officials from commenting on her case outside of procedural information.

Caldwell remained in the Washington County Jail Friday afternoon on a $500,000 bond.

A juvenile also indicted in the case is scheduled to appear at a hearing on March 3 to determine whether he should be tried as an adult, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. If he is charged as an adult, he would face the same charges as Caldwell, authorities said.

Ours was hospitalized in critical condition after the Feb. 12 attack at an apartment on Blue Knob Road.

UPDATE 2/17/2021

Three people were formally charged with attempted murder following an attack on Blue Knob Road last Friday.

Sierah Caldwell has been indicted on attempted murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. She is 18-years-old.

An 18-year-old named Sierah Caldwell is indicted for attempted murder in Washington County.
An 18-year-old named Sierah Caldwell is indicted for attempted murder in Washington County.(WTAP)

The juvenile in this case is indicted for attempted murder in juvenile court. There will be a hearing March 3rd to determine if he should be tried as an adult. If he is tried as an adult, he will be facing the same charges as Caldwell.

Stephen Osborne is also indicted for felonious assault with a gun specification. This is because he allegedly hit the victim with a gun. If Osborne is convicted of this, he would automatically get four more years added to his sentence.

You can read more about the incident on Blue Knob Road below.

Update: 2/17/2021

Stephen Osborne has been indicted by the Washington County Grand Jury on several charges, including attempted murder.

He also has been charged with felonious assault, tampering with evidence, possessing weapons under disability, and firearms specifications for the use of a firearm as well as a baseball bat, in the beating of Devon Ours on February 12.

A scheduled preliminary hearing for Osborne Wednesday afternoon was cancelled.


UPDATE: 2/15/21

A man accused of beating another with a baseball bat last Friday is expected in Marietta Municipal Court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.

Steven Osborne, 19, is charged with felonious assault after authorities said he lured Devon Ours to an apartment on Blue Knob Road early Friday morning and beat him with a wooden bat.

Ours was still in critical condition at Marietta Memorial Hospital on Monday afternoon.

Osborne is in the Washington County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Authorities are still investigating the incident and charges could change.

A 17-year-old has also been charged with felonious assault in this case. His name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

You can read more about the incident below.

UPDATE: 2/12/21 7:15 P.M.

Authorities have arrested 19-year-old Steven Osborne for allegedly attacking Devon Ours with a wooden baseball bat.

According to a news release, Osborne used his girlfriend’s Facebook account to message Ours, who had been trying to initiate a relationship with Osborne’s girlfriend.

Pretending to be his girlfriend, Osborne invited Ours over and had his girlfriend wait on the couch.

Authorities say Osborne hid in a bathroom and a 17-year-old boy hid elsewhere in the house.

When Ours arrived and met Osborne’s girlfriend, Osborne came out of the bathroom and a fight broke out.

Osborne’s girlfriend apparently ran to a bedroom.

A news release said the 17-year-old came out of hiding to find Osborne hitting Ours with a baseball bat.

When Washington County deputies arrived on scene, they found Ours lying on the floor, bleeding from the head.

Deputies later recovered a bat with what appeared to be blood on it.

An official with Marietta Memorial Hospital told us just before 5 p.m. that Devon Ours was in critical condition. She could not elaborate.

Steven Osborne was arrested on a felonious assault charge. He’s in the Washington County Jail pending arraignment.

Sheriff Larry Mincks said the 17-year-old boy has also been arrested in this case. Authorities will not release his name because he’s a minor.

Mincks said he will likely be charged with felonious assault as well.


A Washington County man is undergoing surgery at Marietta Memorial Hospital after being hit in the head with a wooden object by another individual.

The incident occurred at 4 A.M. Friday on the 3700 block of Blue Knob Road. The other individual believed to have been involved in the incident is currently being questioned by police, according to Sheriff Larry Mincks.

The incident is still under investigation. WTAP is following the situation and will continue to provide updates as additional information becomes available.

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