2 supposed to testify in Boggs’ hearing

Published 11:55 am Friday, December 4, 2015

Two subpoenas have been issued in the domestic violence case against a Lawrence County Commissioner.

On Thursday Lawrence County Commission President Les Boggs will have a hearing on two misdemeanor charges he is facing: domestic violence and criminal damaging.

Receiving subpoenas are Lawrence County Sheriff Deputy Randall Goodall and the alleged victim. One was served in person and the other by certified mail.

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On Nov. 4, Boggs allegedly got into an argument with a woman living at his residence at which point he allegedly grabbed the suspect’s arm, pushed her on the bed and attempted to choke her. The suspect then alleged Boggs backhanded her in the face and threw her phone in a pond in front of the house.

The alleged action concerning the phone originally was a felony charge of disrupting public service. That was reduced to the misdemeanor at Boggs’ arraignment on Nov. 19, where he pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The Honorable Richard Schisler, a former Portsmouth Municipal Court judge, was appointed as a special judge. Charles Kirby, a former Portsmouth city solicitor, was named special prosecutor.

Thursday’s hearing will be at 10 a.m. in Ironton Municipal Court.