Alcohol-related shooting leaves one man in ICU

THE BELMONT County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shot fired just outside of Bellaire on McClainsville Road.

Robert Violet, 60, allegedly shot a 27 year-old male in the stomach. Violet was transported to Belmont County Jail and was charged with neglectant assualt, using weapons under disability and using a weapon while intoxicated. His bond was set at $11,500.

According to Sheriff David Lucas, the victim was transported to the hospital and currently remains in the Intenstive Care Unit where he is recovering. Alcohol was reportedly a factor in the incident.

Lucas also stated that this incident is still under investigation, but as of right now, with witness statements, it is considered to be an accident.