Murder Charges Among Indictments by Ohio County Grand Jury in Wheeling

Two brothers accused in a fatal shooting on Wheeling Island and a couple charged with abusing and neglecting a 2-year-old child were among those indicted by an Ohio County grand jury on Tuesday.

The grand jury returned indictments against Jordan Willie Davis III, 27, of Martins Ferry for murder, attempted murder and being a person prohibited from possessing a firearm. His brother, DeAndre Lamar Davis, 26, of Columbus — who remains at large — was indicted on a murder charge.

There is an active arrest warrant for DeAndre Davis and Wheeling police are asking the public for any information on his whereabouts.

The Davis brothers are accused of murdering Ahmid S. Hinton, 41, of Wheeling, who was shot multiple times early May 9 on Wheeling Island. Jordan Davis is being held without bond at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville.

According to a criminal complaint, DeAndre Davis drove the vehicle that fled the scene after Jordan Davis allegedly shot Hinton. Jordan and DeAndre Davis have arraignment hearings scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 21 in Ohio County Circuit Court.

In another case, Apollo Rice, 26, and Sabrina Hall, 18, both of Wheeling, saw the list of charges against them grow following the grand jury indictments.

Rice — originally charged with three counts of child abuse resulting in serious injury — is now charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in serious injury, two counts of attempting to kill or injure by poison or other destructive thing, four counts of child abuse creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury and four counts of child abuse resulting in injury.

Hall now faces 12 felony counts including four of child neglect resulting in injury, two of child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury and six of child neglect creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury. She originally was charged with three counts of child neglect.

Hall has also been charged with the misdemeanor offense of presentation of false information regarding the child’s injuries.

Hall’s bond has increased from $60,000 to $150,000, while Rice’s bond has been reduced from $15 million to $400,000. Both are being held at the NRJ and are scheduled to appear in circuit court for arraignment at 10 a.m. Sept. 21.

According to a criminal complaint, Hall told police she witnessed Rice use a medical syringe to insert hot sauce up the child’s nose and mouth, tape the child’s mouth and nose shut and force the child’s face under water in a bathtub. He also allegedly struck the child in the face and threw the child over a gate in the home.

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