Man with local ties indicted in Highland Co.


By Jacob Clary - [email protected]



HILLSBORO — A Hillsboro man with Clinton County ties was charged with domestic violence among other charges as indictments were handed down Tuesday by a Highland County grand jury.

Ian Cluxton, 43, was indicted for domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, and two counts of endangering children, both first-degree misdemeanors.

According to court records for the first count, on or around June 20, 2022, in Clinton County and as a continuing course of criminal conduct in Highland County, Cluxton knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member, to which Cluxton was previously convicted for felonious assault, a felony offense of violence, in Highland County Common Pleas Court, with the victim of that case being the same family or household member.

According to court records for the second count, on or around June 20, 2022, in Clinton County and as a continuing course of criminal conduct in Highland County, Cluxton, being the parent, guardian, custodian, person having custody or control or person in loco parentis of a seven months of age, which created a “substantial risk to the health or safety” of the child by violating their “duty of care, protection or support.”

According to court records for the third count, on or around June 20, 2022, in Clinton County and as a continuing course of criminal conduct in Highland County, Cluxton, being the parent, guardian, custodian, person having custody or control or person in loco parentis of a child 5 years of age, created a “substantial risk to the health or safety” of the child by violating their “duty of care, protection or support.”

In other indictments, Lawrence Knight, 51, Lynchburg, was indicted on two counts of aggravated arson that were felonies of the first-degree and one count of aggravated arson, a second-degree felony.

According to court records for the first count, on or around July 18, 2022, Knight, through fire or explosion, knowingly created a substantial risk of serious physical harm to one victim.

According to court records for the second count, on or around July 18, 2022, Knight, through fire or explosion, knowingly created a substantial risk of serious physical harm to a different victim.

According to court records for the third count, on or around July 18, 2022, Knight, through fire or explosion, knowingly caused physical harm to an occupied apartment building on North Broadway Street in Lynchburg.

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By Jacob Clary

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