$2 million bond set for murder suspect, enters not guilty plea
POMEROY, Ohio – A suspect charged in the death of Kane Roush has entered not guilty pleas to the charges related to the Easter morning homicide. The bond was set for $2 million with no 10 percent allowed.
Jaquan Hall, 21, of South Charleston, West Virginia appeared via Zoom in the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas as well as his attorney Mark Jon Wieczorek. Just prior to the hearing beginning, Wieczorek met via Zoom with his client in a breakout room. The Meigs County Court of Common Pleas has been utilizing Zoom for arraignments and pre-trial hearings.
This was an initial appearance in court following the indictment and apprehension of Hall by law enforcement on a nationwide warrant. Hall will now begin the process through the court system. An indictment is not a conviction, it is just one step in the legal process. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Meigs County Common Pleas Judge Linda Warner presided over the plea hearing. Judge Warner set bond at $2 million.
The State of Ohio was represented by Meigs County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Adkins.
Hall was indicted June 17, 2021 on charges related to the April 4, 2021 shooting that took place just before 5 a.m. at Kane’s residence on Legion Terrace Road. Roush managed to get assistance from a neighbor, but later succumbed to his injuries at the Holzer Meigs Emergency Department.
Hall is charged with:
- Count 1: Aggravated murder, an unclassified felony
- Count 2: Murder, an unclassified felony
- County 3: Complicity to Commit Murder, an unclassified felony
- County 4: Conspiracy, a felony of the First Degree
- Specifications: Specifications on counts one and two that a firearm was used
Hall was apprehended in Charleston, West Virginia by the US Marshals with assistance from other law enforcement agencies. He waived his rights during an extradition hearing on July 12, 2021. According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, Hall was turned over to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Washington County Jail to await today’s initial plea hearing.