(11/25/2013)
BOONE MAN SHOT BY MOTHER-IN-LAW - A Boone County man is hospitalized and in serious condition after being shot by his mother-in-law.

Nathan Amick of Whitesville had been arguing with his wife at their house early Sunday morning. Amick left the house and was asked by his mother-in-law and the homeowner, Debbie Thompson, not to return.

At 6 a.m. Thompson called police saying Amick was trying to break into her house and before police could arrive, Amick forced entry and police say he was trying to harm the people inside.

Thompson then fired a single gunshot from a .25 caliber handgun, striking Amick in the lower abdomen.

Police told media that at this time, Thompson is not facing any criminal charges, but Amick is facing charges.

MAN FIRES GUN IN FAMILY DISPUTE - A Boone County man is charged with wanton endangerment in Charleston after police say he pulled a gun during a fight with his brother.

Joshua E. Hawk, 27, of Madison shot the gun five feet away from his mother, police said.

Police say he was in an altercation with his brother, William Hawk, after he threatened his mother, Mary Hawk.

A press release says during the fight, Joshua Hawk allegedly pulled a .40 caliber handgun from his waistband and pointed it at William Hawk, who was able to push the gun away.

William Hawk pinned Joshua Hawk's arm to the ground, at which time Joshua Hawk pulled the trigger.

MAN ATTACKS WITH SWORD - A Lincoln County man accused of attacking a relative with a sword and then shooting himself, is facing a long list of charges, including attempted murder and assault on EMS workers. Jeff Turley, 32, of Ranger, used a samurai sword to attack the other man, cutting several areas of his body and severely wounding his left arm.

Turley is also accused of shooting a gun inside the home where children were present.

When police arrive, Turley fled the scene and shot himself in the chest.

Both the assailant and victim are hospitalized.

MARION HOLD-UP - Police are looking for a man who robbed the Little General Store in White Hall at gunpoint 3 a.m. Sunday.

The man demanded cash from an employee while holding them at gunpoint.

He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and a ski mask, according to police.

DRUG SHOOT-OUT - A shoot-out over drugs happened at an abandoned motel at Fairplain, Jackson County on old Route 21, during the early morning hours Friday.

Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said that a Columbus, OH man has been charged in the double shooting. He has been identified as Thaabit Bashir, 23. He is charged with two counts of attempted murder and malicious wounding.

The sheriff said during a struggle in a truck, Bashir was shot in the leg. He then got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots, striking Brandon Barnette of Greenup, KY.

Bashir went to a truck stop for help and the truck carrying Barnette and a man from Logan County sped away and was stopped by police along Interstate 77 in Charleston.

Bashir and Barnette are both in a Charleston hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.


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