County men face felonious assault charges

By Sam Wildow -

CONCORD TOWNSHIP — A Piqua man and a West Milton man were both arraigned on felonious assault charges this week after an argument led to a gun being discharged on Sunday evening.

Randy Hawkins, 49, of Piqua, was charged with second-degree felonious assault and fourth-degree felony improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and Doug B. Clegg, 49, of West Milton, was also charged with second-degree felonious assault in connection with the same reported incident on Sunday evening.

According to Miami County Municipal Court records, Hawkins allegedly fired a handgun at Clegg following an argument. The incident was reported on the 2500 block of State Route 718 on Sunday at 9:15 p.m. Clegg was not injured, but there was a bullet hole on the driver’s side of a sedan that Clegg was in at the time and the rear driver’s side window was shattered on the vehicle. A deputy also recovered a bullet casing in nearby grass and a bullet in a gravel section of the driveway where the incident took place.

Hawkins fled the scene but was later found at Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) with a hand injury. Hawkins reportedly told deputies that he was acting in self-defense. He alleged that Clegg attempted to stab him with a folding knife. Clegg denied attempting to stab Hawkins. A knife was not recovered from the scene, but Hawkins did have a hand wound. Hawkins had a cut in the webbing between his thumb and pointer finger, according to court records. A deputy also noted that it was raining during and after the incident.

Deputies decided to take both subjects into custody following the incident.

Hawkins was also charged with improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle due to having a loaded handgun in his vehicle and him not having a CCW license, according to court records.

Hawkins and Clegg were arraigned in Miami County Municipal on Monday.

Clegg was released from the Miami County Jail on his own recognizance. Hawkins posted surety bond on Tuesday and then was released from the jail.

Preliminary hearings for both Hawkins and Clegg were scheduled for Nov. 13.

In other news:

COVINGTON — A Covington man was charged after allegedly swinging a steak knife at a victim following an argument on Rangeline Road on Sunday.

Timothy A. Hamman, 25, of Covington, was charged with second-degree felonious assault on Sunday. A victim reported that Hamman shoved him and pulled a steak knife on him after the victim returned to a residence on the 7000 block of North Rangeline Road and an argument ensued, according to court records.

Hamman reportedly fled the scene and ran northbound into a wooded area and some fields. Hamman was later found at the corner of Rangeline and Klinger roads.

Hamman alleged that the victim came at him and that Hamman shoved him and pulled the knife out of a drawer for protection. Hamman did not call for help, go to neighbors for help, or return to the scene when deputies arrived, according to court records.

Both Hamman and the victim had each reportedly been drinking alcohol prior to the incident. A deputy noted that the victim did not appear intoxicated and that Hamman admitted to drinking four glasses of scotch, according to court records.

Hamman was arraigned in municipal court on Monday. His bond was set at $10,000. A preliminary hearing for Hamman was scheduled for Nov. 13.

By Sam Wildow

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