Gallipolis Municipal Judge Margaret Evans found sufficient evidence to submit the case of Daries D. Pemberton, 31, Willow Wood, to the grand jury. The next session has not been set and the grand jury last met Dec. 20.
Pemberton is charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder, two counts of felonious assault, two counts of aggravated burglary and one count of abduction. Evans continued the $2 million bond she set for Pemberton at his Jan. 8 arraignment, along with an order for him to stay away from the victims. He is represented by Gallipolis attorney William D. Conley.
Pemberton is accused of shooting and wounding Tammy J. Christian, 23, and Victor Hayslip, 83, in an incident at residences along Ohio 233 near the Gallia-Jackson county line on Jan. 4. Christian and Hayslip were taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va., for treatment of their injuries, and Pemberton was arrested without incident at the scene.
Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Adkins said last week that Gallia County sheriff’s investigators, along with agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, recovered the suspect’s vehicle near the scene. Further processing of the site occurred last week, he added.
No additional details have been released by investigators or the prosecutor.
Attempted aggravated murder and aggravated burglary are first-degree felonies, Adkins said. Felonious assault is a second-degree felony and abduction a third-degree felony.