Man who shot intruder to face no charges
IRONTON -- No criminal charges will be filed against a Kitts Hill, Ohio, area man who shot a man who broke into his home earlier this year during a burglary attempt, said Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson.
A no true bill was filed against Gary Carrico of County Road 19, of Kitts Hill.
However, a four-count indictment was filed against Joseph Flint Willis, 37, of the 1200 block of Penobscot Trail, Ashland, who was shot by Carrico. Willis was charged with three counts of burglary and one count of grand theft. It was one of nine indictments returned Tuesday by a county grand jury, according to court records.
Carrico fired a .38-caliber revolver inside his residence after a man broke down a door to get into the home. Willis sustained a gunshot wound to the face.
In other cases, Jason M. Adams, 32, of the 100 block of Rowe Street, Coal Grove; Edward R. Hampton Jr., 34, of County Road 181, Ironton; and Scott O. Lewis, 31, of the 2100 block of S. 7th Street, Ironton, all were charged with the aggravated robbery of a man in Lawrence County on Jan. 14.
Also named in indictments were:
Sherry Lynn Harbolt, 42, of the 1000 block of South 7th Street, Ironton, was indicted on charges of trafficking in drugs and a misdemeanor charge of endangering children.
Adam M. Crown, 39, of Private Drive 6510, Kitts Hill, was indicted on a charge of aggravated arson.
Gregory R. Riggs, 24, of Ohio 243, South Point, was indicted on a charge of burglary.
Ronald K. Koster, 66, of County Road 16, Pedro, was indicted on two counts of retaliation against two employees in the Lawrence County sheriff's office and a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing.
Clayton Pate, 30, of Private Road 1385, Ironton, was indicted on assault on a peace officer and aggravated menacing.
An indictment is a formal charge made against a person by a grant jury. It does not establish guilt or innocence.
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