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September 7, 2012

Man indicted in connection with June shooting

RICHMOND — A Danville man who Richmond police say was involved in a June shooting was indicted Wednesday on several counts.

Eldon L. Washington, 25, was indicted for first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

Police responded June 24 to a call at 6:13 a.m. about gunshots fired in the 700 block of Sizemore Drive, according to a release from Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.

When they arrived at the apartment, the officers found a 22-year-old woman on the bathroom floor with a gunshot wound, Brock said.

Another woman, who lives at the apartment, told police someone had attempted to kick her front door open. However, when he couldn’t get the door open, the intruder broke out the front living-room window, according to the release.

The female resident told police she recognized the man as George V. McPherson, 26, of Danville. The women also identified Washington, who was accompanying McPherson, Brock said.

An indictment for McPherson was not returned Wednesday.

“The female resident then retreated to the bathroom to call police,” Brock said of the incident. “While doing so, she heard a series of gun shots. The other female in the apartment then entered the bathroom and reported that she’d been shot.”

Richmond Police Detective Eric Long would not release information about how many shots were fired and what kind of gun was used in the shooting.

Washington turned himself in to Richmond police in July and he remains in the Madison County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond.

If convicted on all counts, Washington could receive a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison.

In other indictments:

• Patrick S. Luppens, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and first-degree persistent felony offender. The persistent offender charges makes all aforementioned charges Class B felonies, punishable by a maximum of 20 years for each charge.

• Opal D. Carpenter, criminal possession of a forged instrument, obtaining a controlled substance without practitioner-patient relationship and second-degree persistent felony offender. The persistent offender charges makes all aforementioned charges Class C felonies, punishable by a maximum of 10 years on each charge.

• Crystal Faye Allen, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor; operating a motor vehicle while impaired; and failure to use turn signal.

• Harold W. Hoskins, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence, both Class D felonies.

• Jason Scott Arvin, theft by unlawful taking and first-degree persistent felony offender, which enhances both charges to Class B felonies, punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison.

• Matthew John Johnson, second-degree possession of a forged instrument and first-degree persistent felony offender, which enhances both charges to Class B felonies, punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison.

See Saturday’s Richmond Register to read more about this week’s indictments.

An indictment is a formal statement of charges and does not imply guilt, only that the grand jurors believes enough evidence exists for prosecution to proceed.

(Register News Writer Sarah Hogsed contributed to this story.)

Ronica Shannon can be reached at rshannon@richmondregister.com or 624-6608.

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