Grand jury indicts Hog Run Road man accused of murder

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 13, 2001

Jeffery T.

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Jeffery T. Holton, the Hog Run man accused in the Aug. 24 shooting death of his girlfriend, will face pre-trial proceedings next month in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

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Holton was indicted by the Lawrence County Grand Jury on Tuesday, then appeared in court for arraignment Wednesday, county Prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr. said.

A pre-trial hearing was set for Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.

Holton, 22, of 2340 County Road 181, Ironton, was indicted by the grand jury on charges of murder, a felony; trafficking in marijuana, fourth-degree felony; possession of marijuana, fifth-degree felony; tampering with evidence, third-degree felony; and having weapons while under disability, fifth-degree felony.

The sheriff’s department has said that an apparent domestic dispute led to the shooting. Holton was arrested after a neighbor’s phone call alerted authorities. Investigators found a .357-caliber handgun in a wooded area about 30 yards behind the home later that day.