The Clark County grand jury indicted a Winchester man for allegedly shooting a man in the leg while robbing him.
William Fulz, 34 of 15 Sterling St. Apt. 1, was indicted Thursday for first-degree assault and first-degree robbery for the Feb. 26 incident. Police said Fulz and the victim, Earl McVey, were acquaintances. Officers were called to Clark Regional Medical Center after the shooting occurred. McVey told officers that Fulz called earlier in the evening and asked to meet him at 88 Tyler Banks Court. When they met, McVey said Fulz pulled a handgun and demanded all his money. When he refused and said he only had $200, Fulz shot him in the knee, McVey said. Fulz repeated his demand with the gun pointed at McVey’s head, and he complied. Fulz then fled on foot, he said.
Two other eyewitnesses identified Fulz as the shooter, police said.
Other indictments Thursday included a man charged with leading police on a two-county high speed pursuit and a man charged with shooting at his estranged wife and holding her against her will.
Michael Osborne, of Slade, is facing a multitude of charges following a pair of pursuits March 27. Winchester Police said they were looking for Osborne in connection with another case. When they spotted him that morning on Rockwell Road, he fled from officers down Interstate 64 at triple-digit speeds and into Bourbon County in a stolen Dodge Neon. Officers lost contact with Osborne in Bourbon County and ended the pursuit.
They received information that Osborne would be coming back to Clark County, and found him on Two Mile Road. Osborne stopped and surrendered after a brief pursuit.
The indictment charged him with first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property under $500, theft or receipt of stolen credit card and disregarding a stop sign.
Charges against Joseph Clower, 41, of 1363 Ruckerville Road, were reduced by the grand jury. He was arrested in April for attempted murder and first-degree burglary, a couple of days after he allegedly fired a gun at his wife and threatened to kill her and her father. The grand jury, though, indicted him Thursday for first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful taking and first-degree wanton endangerment.
At a preliminary hearing in district court, Melissa Clower testified that they spent most of the weekend fighting, during which she asked him to move out. On April 4, she said she was getting ready for work when he broke into the home, threatened to kill her and began hitting her in the head. At one point, Joseph Clower fired one shot in her direction, but she was not struck. She said he told her to sit on the couch, and he sat on top of her so she wouldn’t leave. Eventually, he let her go to work after she promised not to call anyone. Once she got close enough to Winchester, she called the police.
Sheriff’s deputies located Joseph Clower the following day and arrested him.
The grand jury also returned the following indictments Thursday:
—¿Roger D. Watkins Jr., attempted manufacturing methamphetamines, public intoxication, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
— Larry G. Patrick Jr., first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, no or expired registration plate
— Ronald D. Styles, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest
— Michael S. Stamper, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, failure to signal
— James W. Evans II, second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest
— Hobert Buttery and Amanda Rader, theft by unlawful taking, first-degree persistent felony offender (Buttery)
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