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UPDATE: Man Found Guilty in Gallia County Murder

By: WTAP News Email
By: WTAP News Email

UPDATE 11/8/2013 4:05 PM

A Gallia County jury finds a man guilty of murder.

After three days of testimony Bruce Hively is found guilty of killing 18-year-old Charles Addis.

The jury says the Crown City man shot and killed Addis in April in the Elliot Road area.

He is found guilty of aggravated murder with a gun specification and tampering with evidence.

They found him not guilty on a separate murder count.

Hively will be sentenced at a later date.

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UPDATE: 4/5/2013 3:54 PM

The shooting happened in Crown City at about 6:15 Thursday night.

Gallia Sheriff Joe Browning says Charles T. Addis was killed. Addis was a Buckeye Hill Career Center student.

Bruce Hively, 56, is charged with his murder.

According to the criminal complaint, Addis was standing on the street with two others when Hively drove past.

Hively turned his car around and walked up to the three.

There was a confrontation between Addis and Hively. That's when Hively shot Addis two times.

He fired two more shots when Addis fell to the ground.

Hively was arrested on scene. He's being charged with aggravated murder and murder. A possible tampering with evidence charges is being presented to a grand jury.

His bond was set at $1 million. Hivley is expected to be arraigned on the charges Monday. A motive has not yet been released.

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The shooting happened in Crown City around 6:15 Thursday night.

Gallia Sheriff Joe Browning says Charles T. Addis was killed. Addis was a Buckeye Hill Career Center student.

56-year-old Bruce Hively was arrested at the scene. Hively is expected to be charged in court today with aggravated murder and tampering with evidence.

A motive has not yet been released.


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