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Update: Shooting Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

By: News, Hayley Skene Email
By: News, Hayley Skene Email
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UPDATE: 7/7/2014 10:00AM

Charges were filed Monday morning against the man accused of shooting his mother and stepfather in New Matamoras.

Andrew Denavich was charged with intentionally causing harm to two people with a deadly weapon.

He was also charged on two other counts of assault which did not result in injury.

Denavich's bond was set for 650 thousand dollars.

The preliminary hearing is July tenth.

Bail is set at one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Dale Huntsman is recovering from his wound.

The family is not releasing further information on Phyllis Huntsmans' condition.


UPDATE: 7/5/2014 10:52AM

A 4th of July party with friends and family nearly turned deadly from gunfire near New Matamoras.

Officers responded to the shooting scene near a small building near Brownsville Road and Pryor Glass Road in Grandview Township.

Officers arrested and charged Andrew Denavich with felonious assault.

He is accused of shooting his mother, Phyllis Huntsman and his step-father Dale Huntsman during a drug induced episode.

Denavich's mother, Phyllis Huntsman was flown to Ruby Memorial by Air Evac Lifeteam. She suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and was listed in critical condition.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says Dale Huntsman, Denavich's step-father, drove off, and made it to the Par Mar in New Matamoras where he called for help. He had been shot in the arm.
He was taken Marietta Memorial and is listed in stable condition.

Officers found a 12 gauge shotgun and matching shell casings on scene.

The Sheriff's office tells WTAP News, Denavich admitted using a hallucinogenic drug he bought from a friend in Parma, Ohio.

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Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says there has been a shooting in New Matamoras.

The exact location is unknown.

Multiple victims have been reported.

Mincks says little else is known at this time.

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