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Hiram Lewis case heading for grand jury

The case against Hiram Lewis, a former political candidate accused of shooting a man at his Clay County camp will appear next before a grand jury.

Clay Magistrate Jeffery Boggs bound the case over to a grand jury after finding probable cause Tuesday, a magistrate clerk said.

Lewis, an attorney who ran unsuccessfully for state Attorney General and U.S. Senate, has been accused of shooting Steven Bogart in the leg last week at his camp on Elk River Road near Procious.

State Police were dispatched to investigate after receiving a report of shots fired from the residence. Troopers found Bogart lying on the front porch bleeding from his leg and Lewis inside the home.

Lewis, 41, of Morgantown told troopers he shot Bogart in the leg after he tried to come into the house after Lewis warned him to stay out.

Bogart told troopers he lived in the home and had belongings inside to prove it.

Bogart was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital where he was treated and released. Lewis remains in Central Regional Jail. His bond, initially set at $100,000, was reduced to $70,000, the clerk said.


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