Deputy Johnny Bivens said upon his arrival, it was determined Brandon Magee, of McArthur, had been struck several times in the face and upper torso with a shotgun. Two other people present during the attack said the suspect aimed a gun at them and threatened to kill them.
When the suspect put the gun down, one of the victims grabbed it and ran into a wooded area. The suspect allegedly got into his vehicle and pursued the victim through a field.
Bivens located the suspect, Paul Lacy, 24, of South Shore, Ky., in a barn off Ky. 344. A Winchester 12-gauge shotgun was recovered from his vehicle.
Magee sustained lacerations to his face and was going to be transported to the hospital by family members.
Lacy was arrested and charged with assault in the second degree and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bivens said further charges will be filed.
Truck wreck closes Ohio 32
The westbound lanes of Ohio 32 were closed on Monday near County Road 16-C and the 23 mile marker, following a wreck involving a semi-tractor trailer.
Working in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, crews from Ohio Department of Transportation-Adams County Highway Maintenance Facility closed the route at the bottom of Union Hill, just west of the Adams-Pike County line.
Westbound motorists were detoured by way of Ohio 73 and Ohio 772 in Pike and Scioto counties while the patrol worked to investigate the crash and clear the scene.
ODOT announced the road had reopened to one lane by 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
DOE conducts aerial survey
The U.S. Department of Energy in Piketon plans to conduct a site-wide aerial radiological survey of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the immediate surrounding area during daylight hours Tuesday and Wednesday. The public may notice a low-flying helicopter in the area during the survey. The helicopter carries equipment used to conduct the survey and record accurate data.
The last aerial radiological survey of the plant site was conducted in 1993.
Salvation Army sets yard sale
The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 1001 Ninth St., will have a yard sale and bag sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. With each purchase, participants will receive a free hot dog and chips.
South Webster Cemetery is closed
The South Webster Cemetery will be closed to the public Tuesday and Wednesday, so the Bloom Township trustees can prepare for the Memorial Day weekend. Virgil and Marsha Rollins placed American flags on veterans' graves in the Scioto Furnace and Pinkerman cemeteries. Walt Hamilton, trustee, placed flags at other cemeteries.
McKell accepts nominations
McKell Middle School will accept Site Base Decision Making Parent and Teacher nominations through 3 p.m. Wednesday in the front office. If you are a parent or guardian of a student who will be attending McKell Middle School for the 2007-08 school year, you may nominate someone or be nominated. Elections for parents will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Any questions should be directed to the school at (606) 932-6760.
Mosquito fogging scheduled today
Jim's Pest Control and Termite Service will perform mosquito fogging 7 to 9 p.m. today in Harrison Township. Stay indoors during these hours. Turn off all air conditioning units until the fog has dissipated.
Celebration includes parade
South Webster's Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at South Webster High School. Lineup will be at 10:30 a.m., and the parade will start at 11 a.m. The parade will conclude at the South Webster Fire Station. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should be at the high school parking lot by 10:30 a.m.
The program at the gazebo on Jackson Street will include invocation by the Rev. Don Meadows, and the speaker will be Wendell Skinner, of Sciotoville, a Purple Heart recipient. Also, there will be special singing, playing of taps, laying of wreaths. Benediction will be by the Rev. Merit Smith.
For more information, call Bill Fenton at (740) 778-8301.
From PDT staff reports