‘Wanted’ shooting victim turns himself in

Beth Sergent

September 28, 2013

POINT PLEASANT —A recent shooting victim in Meigs County, Ohio who had a warrant issued for his arrest in Mason County has turned himself in.

According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, Allen R. Brickles, 21, Pomeroy, Ohio, turned himself in to personnel with the sheriff’s department without incident on Sept. 25. A warrant was issued for Brickles’ arrest on Sept. 6 after he failed to appear in court regarding a grand jury indictment handed down against him earlier this month in Mason County.

Brickles was indicted for malicious assault, conspiracy, battery five counts, destruction of property two counts, public intoxication and underage consumption. As previously reported, Brickles was charged in a joint indictment which included two other men from Meigs County — James M. Gray, V, 20 and Garrett C. Hall, age unreported, both of Pomeroy. Both Gray and Hall were indicted for malicious assault, conspiracy, battery, destruction of property, public intoxication and underage consumption.

The three men were arrested by deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department after an incident which allegedly occurred on the Mason County Fairgrounds during the county fair on Aug. 9. Brickles, Gray and Hall are all accused of committing felony assault by allegedly maliciously wounding L.D. Pyles, age and address unreported, and causing bodily injury to Pyles with the intent to permanently maim, disfigure, disable or kill him. Also, Brickles is charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly intentionally making physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with five others at the scene. Gray and Hall were indicted for the same charged against one victim.

Brickles was taken into custody on the capias warrant by Cpt. Stearns.