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Gunfire, Robbery Charges Returned

February 7, 2014
By MARK LAW For The Intelligencer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

The Jefferson County grand jury returned indictments Wednesday against a city man charged in shots being fired in a neighbor dispute, a Mingo Junction man arrested in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery person and a man charged with driving drunk and wrecking, causing a death.

Alterik Rogers, also known as Brian MacNeil, 39, of 1308 Park St. was indicted on charges of felonious assault, with a gun specification, having a weapon as a convicted felon and menacing by stalking.

Police were called to the 1400 block of State Street on Jan. 4 after six shots were fired at a vehicle, occupied by a former neighbor of Rogers. One of the bullets penetrated the car and struck the victim in the leg. Police Chief William McCafferty said Rogers and the victim, who was a former Park Street neighbor, had a disagreement that had been going on for more than a year. Rogers was arrested based on statements of witnesses and the victim.

The menacing by stalking charge was in connection with Rogers allegedly making threats to a corrections officer at the county jail, Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said. Sharon Smith, 30, of 1308 Park St., the girlfriend of Rogers, was also indicted on a charge of obstructing justice. Hanlin said Smith moved the gun used in the shooting.

Also Wednesday, Tyler A. Gregg, 18, of 115 Grandview Ave., Mingo Junction was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery and misdemeanor theft in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Mingo Junction on Jan. 14.

Mingo Junction police said the driver was called to deliver a pizza to a house on Edwards Street. The house was vacant and the driver was jumped, beaten about the head and robbed of $8. Two juveniles also were arrested and face charges in juvenile court.

Robert W. Hall, 22, of 17401 Ohio 152, Toronto was indicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and single counts of failure to stop after an accident and operating a vehicle under the influence following a fatal accident on Dec. 18.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported Hall was driving a 2002 Subaru westbound on county Road 47 at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Dec. 18 when he failed to maintain control and slid off the road hitting a tree. The Subaru overturned after it hit the tree and Adam D. Matthews, 22, 1108 Midway St., Empire, was ejected from the vehicle. Hall and a second passenger in the Subaru, Zachary T. Michael, 21, of Steubenville fled the scene in the Subaru for a short distance, the patrol reported.

About five minutes later, a 1998 Fort Escort driven by William J. Warren, 22, of 1271 Jewett Road, Toronto, was westbound on county Road 47 when he struck Matthews, who was in the road, the patrol reported. Matthews died from blunt force trauma, according to the patrol.

 
 

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