On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 11:22 a.m. the Sidney 911 Center received a call in regards to a man down in the parking lot at 1630 Ferguson Court (Angstrom Fiber) possibly struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival of police personnel, it was discovered that a male subject was down and deceased due to a gunshot wound. Found deceased was Brandon Tyler Welsh, age 32, of Eaton Ohio.
Arrested was Lashawn Dean Hughes, age 48, of Greensboro North Carolina. Hughes was located in the Village of Anna by Anna PD after fleeing the scene in his semi-truck. He is incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail charged with one count of Murder.
This case is an active investigation, preliminary evidence and witness statements indicated that the alteration between the two men was likely due to a road rage incident. Both men were semi-truck operators for different companies and neither man had any business association with Angstrom. It appears Angstrom was an random place where the two men’s altercation came to violence.
All citizens who were in the area around the time of this incident that may have observed something are asked to contact the Sidney Police Department at 937-498-2351 or Crime Stoppers at 937-492-8477 (TIPS).
Capt. J A Tangeman
Sidney P. D.