G-otcha™: The Shooter in Clay County Arrested
A man who ran for U.S. Senate in 2006 and West Virginia Attorney General in 2004 has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man in Clay County, West Virginia.
Hiram Lewis, age 41, a lawyer, is now facing serious felony charges for shooting Stephen Bogart in the leg on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
Hiram Lewis told WCHS Television that Bogart busted his door down, came after him, and threatened his life giving Lewis no choice but to shoot him in the leg.
“I was totally within my rights. I was in my home when I shot him after he barged in my residence, and busted the door down,“ Lewis said to WCHS Television as he was taken to the Clay detachment of the West Virginia State Police.
|Full Name:||Lewis, Hiram Carson|
|Facility:||Central Regional Jail|
|Imprisonment Status:||Pre-Trial Felon|
Offender Court Order Information
|Court Info Number||Issuing Agency Location|
|12F||CLAY COUNTY - Bail Amount: $100.000.00 Cash or Surety|
Lewis is not denying that he shot Bogart in the leg, he is just saying it was self-defense.
Lewis says that he has known Bogart for a little over a week and was helping him out before the incident happened.
Lewis told WCHS Television that, “he [Bogart] was a homeless vet, and I was helping him out a little bit, letting him do some construction work on the camp that I just got, and he just went crazy today.“
Bogart told the West Virginia State Police that he was living at the home, therefore not breaking in.
Bogart was taken to CAMC Hospital where later police were called because he had become unruly and aggressive.
Hiram Lewis faces charges of malicious wounding and wanton endangerment.
He is being held behind bars at Central Regional Jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.