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Grand jury indicts Hog Run Road man accused of murder

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.

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.