Grand jury to see case of man accused of shooting officer
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The case of a Tennessee man accused of shooting a West Virginia police officer is being sent to a grand jury.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Charleston Detective Richard Basford testified at a hearing for Bryan Lee Ogle, of Tennessee, Tuesday. He says Montgomery Patrolman John Perrine was guarding Ogle in a hospital room on Feb. 10 when Ogle tried to escape. He says a scuffle ensued where Ogle grabbed Perrine’s gun and shot a Charleston officer’s waist, bruising him.
Ogle’s attorney Richard Holicker says it’s unfair for the detective’s testimony to feature information from other officers. Prior to the Feb. 10 shooting, Ogle was in police custody as a suspect for an unrelated crime.
Magistrate Joe Shelton sent Ogle’s felony charges including attempted murder to a grand jury.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.