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Sentencing in malicious assault

A man who allegedly shot through the back patio glass into his neighbor’s home, wounding two people in 2013, has been sentenced. Franklin Scott Eaves, 24, Point Pleasant, appeared in Mason County Circuit Court on Friday before Judge David W. Nibert who sentenced him to six months to two years at the Anthony Correctional Center. Nibert sentenced Eaves after he entered into a plea agreement where he pleaded guilty to one count felony malicious assault and one count shooting near a dwelling, the latter of which is a misdemeanor.

Eaves was indicted by a May 2013 grand jury on four counts malicious assault, wanton endangerment and shooting near a dwelling. Back in January 2013 law enforcement officials alleged Eaves shot through the back glass of a residence on Evergreen Drive at Pleasant Valley Apartments. He allegedly wounded Earl Bonecutter, Jr., and Michael Stewart, both of Point Pleasant, who were inside the apartment.

Eaves has already spent several months in jail, incarcerated in January 2013 and then released in April 2013 on bond. Eaves is currently in custody serving his sentence.


The Mason County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests: Chad Bright, 27, Point Pleasant, trespass, arrested by Sgt. Varian. Benjamin Redman, 28, Point Pleasant, driving revoked for DUI, arrested by Deputy Gilley. Jacob L. Sigman, 44, Apple Grove, domestic battery, arrested by Deputy C. Stewart. Jack C. Dewitt, Jr., 37, Point Pleasant, public intoxication and obstructing, arrested by Lt. Greene. Hunter S. Nolan, 20, Point Pleasant, DUI and underage drinking, arrested by Sgt. Varian.

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