Shooting victim indicted

Published 11:16 am Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Coal Grove teen who was shot during an alleged breaking and entering was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury this week, while a “no bill” decision was returned on the shooter.

Brandon Blake Danner, 18, of 201 Dutey Drive, was indicted Tuesday on a fifth-degree felony count of breaking and entering of an outbuilding in Coal Grove on Oct. 30 of last year.

According to a press release from Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson, the homeowner found Danner attempting to steal his motorcycle.

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An investigation into the case “revealed that upon contact between (the homeowner) and Danner, an alleged physical altercation ensued and (the homeowner) shot Danner several times. (The homeowner) stated he was in fear for his life and discharged his firearm in self-defense,” the release stated.

According to sheriff’s reports, Danner was shot four times in the chest by a 380-caliber handgun.

Danner survived the shooting but required surgery and was in the hospital for about a week.

On Tuesday, the grand jury returned a “no bill” in the investigation into potential felonious assault charges against the homeowner.

A no bill indicates that the criminal charges against the homeowner were not sufficiently supported by the evidence to warrant a criminal charge.