WILMINGTON — A Blanchester man accused of attempted murder and felonious assault is on trial in the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas.
Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck adjourned the jury Tuesday afternoon, telling members to report back to the courtroom Wednesday morning in the case of Jamie McLaughlin.
Along with the aforementioned charges — both felony 2s —McLaughlin, 31, also faces: a felony 3 weapons under disability; aggravated menacing, misdemeanor 1; aggravated menacing, misdemeanor 1; receiving stolen property, felony 5; and three felony 3 abduction charges.
The indictments, handed down in June by a Clinton County grand jury, are in relation to three different crimes: the alleged shooting and assault of McLaughlin’s girlfriend on May 2, which resulted in her suffering serious injuries; a May 6 incident in which McLaughlin was allegedly brandishing a machete and threatening two people who spent the night at his home; and, the discovery of stolen property on May 7 at McLaughlin’s while executing a search warrant.
In August, McLaughlin hired attorney Scott Evans, replacing his public defender, Rob Baker, whom he had with him since he was indicted.