No bond continued for quadruple homicide suspect

Published 4:36 pm Monday, October 16, 2017

Lawson waives his right to hearing

Suspected Decatur Township quadruple homicide killer Arron Lawson, 23, of Pedro, waived his no bond hearing Monday afternoon in Ironton Municipal Court, allowing Judge Clark Collins Jr. to continue the no bond set at Lawson’s arraignment on Saturday.

Currently, Lawson is facing three counts of murder and one count of aggravated murder, all unclassified felonies, and one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a felony of the third-degree.

Following Lawson’s arraignment on Saturday, Lawrence County Prosecutor Brigham Anderson said due to the nature of the case, he intends to seek the death penalty against Lawson, which is the first death penalty case in Lawrence County since 2005.

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He also added that authorities aren’t releasing a motive for the killings, which included husband and wife, Donald McGuire, 50, and Tammie McGuire, 43, their daughter, Stacie Jackson, 25, and Jackson’s 8-year old son, Devin Holston, at this time, and that the case is still being actively investigated.

Judge Collins set a preliminary hearing for 9 a.m. Thursday at Ironton Municipal Court. However, a Lawrence County grand jury is expected to indict Lawson on Wednesday, in which case the municipal court preliminary hearing would be unnecessary. Additional charges may be coming following the grand jury indictment as well.

Anderson said that if Lawson is indicted by the grand jury on Wednesday, his arraignment in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court would be Friday at the earliest.

Lawson is represented by attorney Warren Morford.