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I-71 Shooter: Menace To Society Since Age 9

Updated: Mar 16, 2022

By now, most of you have seen the iPhone video of last week's shootout on northbound I-71 in Delaware County between police and a brazen 21-year-old Columbus man.

Jonathon Sirvelle Wilder Myers

It happened around 10 a.m. Friday near the Gemini Place interchange. Police say Jonathon Sirvelle Wilder Myers drove his 2014 Ford Fusion off the left side of I-71 north of East Powell Road, hit a cable barrier in the median, exited his car, pulled out a handgun, and took potshots at vehicles. Myers' bullets thankfully didn't hit anyone but damaged three vehicles.

When Columbus Division of Police arrived on the scene, Myers opened fire on them. One of the errant bullets hit a cruiser. Officers returned fire and sources say that a bullet hit Myers in the lower torso. He remains in stable condition at Grant Medical Center. He will be arraigned on attempted aggravated murder charges in Delaware County when he's released.

Myers' female passenger has not be identified.

What you may not know is that Jonathon Sirvelle Wilder Myers has four open cases in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, including a 28-count indictment for trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs, firearms, and having weapons while under disability.

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What you may not know is that before Friday's shootout, Myers had at least three outstanding arrest warrants in Franklin County for failing to show up to court.

And what you may not know is since he was nine years old, Jonathon Sirvelle Wilder Myers has been a menace to society. There are 28 reports on file with the Columbus Division of Police. The Sussi Report highlighted the significant incidents.

  • April 13, 2010. Myers and a 13-year-old accomplice vandalize a station wagon, busting out a window and denting a door.

  • December 22, 2012. Myers and a 16-year-old accomplice are arrested for breaking into Avalon Elementary School and stealing candy, trumpet, laptop computer, two backpacks, and a duffel bag.

12-year-old Jonathon Sirvelle Wilder Myers
  • June 19, 2014. Myers and a 15-year-old accomplice steal a motorized bicycle from a 13-year-old boy.

  • January 12, 2015. Police suspect Myers of stealing cellphones from visitors at the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Karl Road.

  • January 24, 2015. Myers and two teenage accomplices are arrested for robbing a 22-year-old man of his wallet at gunpoint. Police recovered a loaded 9mm from one of the suspects.

  • June 22, 2015. Myers is arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, a loaded .45 caliber.

  • September 6, 2018. Myers is arrested for driving without a license and possessing a baggie of marijuana.

  • November 1, 2018. Myers is accused of assaulting an 18-year-old woman. The victim refused to cooperate with the police.

  • November 12, 2019. Myers is caught attempting to sell a stolen MacBook Air laptop on Facebook Marketplace. The computer is valued at $2,200 and was taken from a vehicle.

  • December 12, 2019. Myers flees police during a traffic stop. Police find Marijuana in his vehicle.

  • February 15, 2020. The 19-year-old mother of Myers' child tells police that Myers kicked her in the head and slapped and punched her in the face during an argument. An arrest warrant is issued for Myers.

  • April 30, 2020. Myers, a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman are accused of shooting paintballs at a group of people. Police find several paintball guns, masks, and vests in the suspects' vehicles. When police apprehended Myers, the report states that Myers spit in an officer's face.

  • October 2, 2020. Police seize crack cocaine and fentanyl from Myers. He is arrested on an open warrant for drug charges.

  • November 11, 2020. Police served a search warrant and recovered 13 firearms and a "large amount of narcotics" from Myers' apartment on Chesford Road. He is arrested.

  • September 23, 2021. Myers' 25-year-old ex-girlfriend tells police that he grabbed the keys to her purse and when she told him to return them, she says Myers pulled out a handgun, pointed it at her head, and yelled, "Bitch, I'm taking your car" and drove off.

The Sussi Report also went through Myers' Facebook pages Jonathon Aimright Myers and Jonathon Aimright.

The posts help explain how 21-year-old Jonathon Sirvelle Wilder Myers arrived at this point in his young life, a life that will soon be interrupted with a lengthy prison sentence.

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