Man charged with domestic violence following own shooting

Sarah Hawley

February 27, 2014

POMEROY — The victim of a shooting in January has been indicted on one count of domestic violence related to the incident.

William Cleveland, 49, of Langsville, was arraigned Wednesday morning on a single count of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree.

Cleveland was allegedly shot Jan. 8 by his stepfather Robert Burns at a residence on Briar Ridge Road in Langsville.

The shooting followed a domestic situation at the home, according to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department.

Burns was arrested at the scene while Cleveland was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Cleveland was reportedly shot in the abdomen.

Burns was later released with no charges being filed. The case was refered to the Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to the grand jury for consideration.

A pre-trial hearing for Cleveland is set for 10:45 a.m. March 24, with a pre-trial settlement conference scheduled for April 14. A jury trial is scheduled for May 15.