Starcher indicted for attempted murder, allegedly shot man with bow and arrow

Russell Starcher

POMEROY, Ohio – A man has been indicted for attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man with a bow and arrow.

According to the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney, Russell Starcher, 57, of Pomeroy, has been indicted on one count of Attempted Murder, a felony of the first degree, and one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree.

As previously reported in the Meigs Independent Press, Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting on Pomeroy Pike Road after receiving a call from the Meigs Emergency Room. The Meigs ER reported they had a male subject that had an injury to the left side of his head/neck area. The victim said he was shot with a bow while at the residence but couldn’t give an address.

Sgt. Mohler and Deputy Fennell were able to locate the residence. At the residence, they made contact with the suspect, who was identified as Starcher of 43707 Pomeroy Pike Rd, Pomeroy, Ohio. Starcher was arrested and is currently in the Meigs County Jail.

Agents from the Meigs/Gallia Major Crimes Task Force along with agents from BCI were called in to process the scene. According to a statement from Sheriff Wood they were “able to locate evidence of the shooting.”

The agents also allegedly located an indoor marijuana grow at the residence, and located Heroin in the victim’s vehicle.

The victim was later flown to Grant Hospital in Columbus where he was reported to have been in stable condition at one point, but the current condition of the victim was unavailable.

The circumstances surrounding the alleged incident have not been released by officials.