Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 27, 2013

Jury: Ex-W.Va. candidate not guilty in shooting


Associated Press

CLAY, W.Va. — A Clay County jury has found a former U.S. Senate candidate not guilty of charges stemming from a shooting incident.

Hiram Lewis was charged with malicious wounding and domestic assault following the June 2012 shooting at his home in Procious.

He testified during the trial that he shot Stephen Bogart in the leg after Bogart broke into his home.

Media outlets report that the jury found Lewis not guilty on Wednesday night.

Lewis, a Republican, made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 2006. He also made unsuccessful runs for state attorney general in 2004 and 2008.