Cumberland Times-News

Local News

July 8, 2014

Man charged with attacking W.Va. TV reporter

— CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Clay County man faces charges of attacking a Charleston television reporter with a camera tripod.

State police tell media outlets that 54-year-old Howard Jeffery Lilly of Glen is charged with felony destruction of property, grand larceny and malicious wounding.

WCHS-TV reporter Bob Aaron tells media outlets that he had set up his camera and tripod on a public road when the incident occurred Monday. He says he was checking on a tip about neglected animals.

The 67-year-old Aaron suffered a deep tissue bruise to his left leg and a lacerated finger. He was treated at a Charleston hospital and released.

Lilly is being held at the Central Regional Jail on $5,000 bond. Jail records didn’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

1
Text Only
Local News
Facebook
Must Read
News related video
Suspect Dead, Marshals and Cop Wounded in NYC Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Arts, Humanities Awards Handed Out at WH Former Va. Governor's Corruption Trial Begins Trial Begins Over OKC Bombing Video $15B Deal on Vets' Health Care Reached Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. Maine Police Investigate Deaths of Family of 5 UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Obama Asks Central American Leaders for Help