Starcher indicted for attempted murder, felonious assault


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com



POMEROY — A Pomeroy man has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and felonious assault following a Friday evening incident which led another individual to be transported to a Columbus area hospital.

Russell E. Starcher, 57, or Pomeroy Pike, Pomeroy, was indicted on Wednesday by a Meigs County grand jury on the first-degree felony charge of attempted murder and the second-degree felony charge of felonious assault.

According to previous Sentinel reports, Starcher is alleged to have shot another individual with a bow and arrow, resulting in an injury to the man’s head/neck area.

The initial call to law enforcement came in from the Holzer Meigs ER, reporting that an individual had arrived with an injury to the left side of his head/neck.

Agents from Meigs/Gallia Major Crimes Task Force along with agents from BCI were called in to process the scene and were able to locate evidence of the shooting. The agents also located an alleged indoor marijuana grow at the residence and allegedly located suspected heroin in the victim’s car.

The victim was later flown to Grant Hospital in Columbus. no update on his condition has been made available.

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By Sarah Hawley

shawley@civitasmedia.com