PROCIOUS, W.Va. -- State Police arrested a former Republican candidate for West Virginia Attorney General and the U.S. Senate after he allegedly shot a Clay County man in the leg Wednesday.
Hiram Carson Lewis IV, 41, of Morgantown, was charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment involving a firearm after shooting Steven Bogart at about 1:30 p.m., according to a criminal complaint filed in Clay County Magistrate Court.
State Police were called to Bogart's house at 3150 Elk River Road in Procious for reports of a break-in and shots fired.
Police discovered Bogart lying on the porch bleeding from the leg and Lewis inside the house, the criminal complaint said.
Lewis told troopers he shot Bogart after warning him to stay out of the house, but Bogart attempted to enter anyway, the criminal complaint said.
However, the criminal complaint said Bogart lives at the house and had "possessions present as proof."
Bogart said when he entered his house, Lewis was inside and pointed a handgun at him and shot him, the criminal complaint said.
Paramedics took Bogart to CAMC General Hospital, where he is listed in good condition.
Clay County Magistrate Mitchell King arraigned Lewis Wednesday night. He is currently being held in Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bail.
Lewis, a Morgantown attorney, was previously arrested in July 1999 for trespassing at the Arthur B. Hodges Retirement Center, according to reports.