Charges dropped in domestic violence case against commissioner

Published 12:50 pm 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.

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“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.