despp: State Police Arrest Suspect in Oxford Homicide

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
May 7, 2014



   On May 7, 2014, at approximately 5:30 a.m., State Police received a 911 call from a resident on Sioux Drive in Oxford who stated that her estranged husband was attempting to break into her home.  When police arrived, they found two women suffering from gunshot wounds:  Lori  Gellatly, DOB 9/13/1981, and Mary Jackson (DOB unknown). 

   Lori was transferred immediately to Waterbury Hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Mary was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, where she is in serious but stable condition.

   The suspect in the shooting stole a motor vehicle from the Oxford residence and fled the scene.  He drove about one mile and stole another motor vehicle.

   The State Police notified local and federal law enforcement statewide and up and down the Eastern Seaboard.  State Police interviewed neighbors and family members to gain information regarding the suspect and relayed information to the media.

   At about 11:30 a.m., an individual in Winsted located a suspicious motor vehicle which matched the description of the wanted suspect. Winsted Police and State Police converged on the vehicle. They found the suspect had rigged a hose from the vehicle’s exhaust into the interior of the vehicle.

   Troopers and officers forced entry into the vehicle and took the suspect to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. The suspect is under police guard at the hospital.

   State Police detectives remain at the Oxford residence, processing the scene for evidence.

   The suspect has been identified as:  Scott Gellatly, DOB 4/2/1968

   Scott Gellatly has been charged with murder, attempted murder, larceny of a motor vehicle, assault in first degree on elderly person, two counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

   The suspect is being held on $2 million bond. He will be arraigned in Derby Superior Court on Thursday, May 8.

   The State Police investigation is continuing.



Lt. J. Paul Vance


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