Canton man arrested after shooting at vehicle he believed belonged to burglars


On Sunday, while Lewis County officials were investigating a burglary incident, an arrest of a 74-year-old man took place.

Officials received a report of someone shooting at an occupied vehicle.

James F. McGruder of rural Canton, had fired two rounds into a vehicle occupied by two people who were not involved in the burglaries but were merely listening for turkeys.

McGruder had received a report from a neighbor that her garage had been burglarized and believed he might have been burglarized as well.

Based on the investigation, McGruder was taken into custody for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a class B felony.

He remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.

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