Trial date set for man accused of shooting neighbor

Published 9:57 am Thursday, July 9, 2009

An Ironton area man accused of accidentally shooting his neighbor will stand trial Aug. 24 and 25 in connection with that shooting.

Floyd McCann, 50, of 38 Township Road 203W, is charged with felonious assault in the shooting and injury of Mark Robinson, 39, of 750 State Route 650, who was shot once in the upper back at his home on the evening of Jan. 7. Authorities said Robinson heard a noise outside his house and went to see what caused the noise.

McCann is also charged with having a weapon under a disability — as a convicted felon, he is not permitted to have a gun.

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The trial before Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge D. Scott Bowling was scheduled during a pretrial conference Wednesday.

In other news, a Lovely, Ky., man was arraigned on two felony counts of ethnic intimidation and one count of aggravated menacing.

Shannon L. Workman pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Mike Gleichauf. Judge Charles Cooper allowed a $7,500 cash bond set in Lawrence County Municipal Court to continue and scheduled a July 29 pretrial conference. Cooper also ordered Workman to have no further contact with his alleged victim.

Ethnic intimidation is a charge rarely heard in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

“He called on the phone and made threats to the victim’s son and used racial slurs,” Assistant Lawrence County Prosecutor Mack Anderson explained. “Then he called a second time and threatened the victim and used racial slurs.”

Anderson said one of Workman’s family members lives next door to the alleged victim and the two families have had problems in the past. Workman is Caucasian; the alleged victim is African-American.

Anderson said the two felony charges carry a maximum of 12 months each in prison.