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Charges dropped in domestic violence case against commissioner

Published 12:50pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

The domestic violence case involving Lawrence County Commissioner Les Boggs has been dismissed.

The charges were dropped Thursday in Ironton Municipal Court, according to court officials.

Ironton attorney Scott Evans represented Boggs.

“We are glad the case has been dismissed so that Mr. Boggs can move forward,” Evans said.

Boggs, 51, was arrested at his home in January by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office after his wife called 911, alleging he had yelled at her and pulled her hair. He also allegedly took away her cell phone bringing about a third-degree felony charge of disrupting public service.

At a recent arraignment Boggs pleaded not guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor count of domestic violence against his wife. The felony charge was dismissed at the request of Boggs’ wife.

Judge Richard Schisler was brought in from Scioto County to preside over the case after Municipal Judge O. Clark Collins recused himself.

Ironton-based attorney William Kennedy was the special prosecutor for the case.

 

 

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  • dublindon

    be careful,They may try to tack his attorney fees onto your water bill.lol

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  • Poor Richard

    Likely dismissed due to ‘hear say’ by both parties. Evidence, like a cell phone recording, would have been nice to have.

    Violence against women is dispicable. The fact that he was accused, that he was fighting with his wife in the first place and that she felt threatened enough to contact law enforcement tells me alot, a whole lot.

    Mr. Boggs should be highly embarrassed that all of lawrence county now knows his true character. Not only do all the citizens know, but all the local officals, business owners, and other parties he must work with as a commissioner. He is an embarrassement to the county. I think at this point, he should just resign, no one will ever really take him seriously again. I know I will never vote for him, nor do I care about anything he has to say.

    Just another joker riding the salary boat.

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  • rambo

    Come on now we know this paper is for him so he has to be innocent LOL!

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  • bobcat boy

    Obviously Boggs was guilty of everything he was accused of. We all know a women would never make up a story just to be vengeful and spiteful. I am 40 years old and have known this couple since I was a teenager. I’ve never personally witnessed Les do anything I considered questionable. If you don’t like his politics, that’s your choice. The fact is, the charges were dropped, so chances are there never was any real evidence to begin with.

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    • Digi

      Yea and abusers never hide it from their friends and neighbors and victims NEVER drop the charges after the fact either… *rolls eyes* when will people realize even the “finest” *rolls eyes yet again* citizens are abusers.

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  • jimmer

    Send in special prosecutor to get him off the hook, nice. The more things change the more they stay the same…

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  • jimmer

    Next up City Councilman…

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    • Digi

      I was thinking that same thing. But unlike the Les, the councilman has to deal with the Attorney General, as should Les. It shouldn’t have been handled locally.

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  • swampcreature

    Do elected officials in Lawrence County get a magic wand when they are sworn in so that they can wave it and utter abracadabra to make any trouble they might get into disappear?

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  • Shooter

    Little Big Man wins again Pics @ 11. She should have pushed for jail time. I hope you just don’t magically disappear.

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  • thetaz301

    shock shock..OMG…didn’t see that one coming…Lawrence County justice at it’s finest.

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  • rambo

    Actually dog bites man may be bigger news jimmer!

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  • jimmer

    In other news “dog bites man”…

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  • Digi

    Anyone surprised by this?

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