West Virginia Supreme Court to Take Up Hiram Lewis Case
The Clay County grand jury is the next stop for felony charges against former statewide political candidate Hiram Lewis but he now faces possible discipline from the state Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court announced late Tuesday that it has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, August 07, 2012 in the case Office of Disciplinary Counsel vs. Lewis.
Hiram Lewis, an attorney, was arrested on June 13, 2012 on malicious wounding and wanton endangerment charges.
A Clay County magistrate heard the case Tuesday and forwarded the charges.
Lewis, age 41, has not denied shooting Steve Bogart, age 53, last week at a house in Procious, but he says he was protecting himself.
Lewis took the stand in his own defense Tuesday.
Lewis was a candidate for state Attorney General in 2004 and 2008 and the U.S. Senate in 2006.
He remains in the Central Regional Jail.
His bail has been lowered to $70,000.
The next meeting of the Clay County grand jury is set for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
|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: $70.000.00|