- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio man suspected of firing at a 72-year-old bicyclist with a paintball gun and leaving him blind in one eye has made an initial court appearance on a felonious assault charge.

Police identified 20-year-old Thomas Woodruff of Columbus as the suspect in the Friday case. Woodruff’s bond was set Monday at about $10,000 and was posted later in the day.

The municipal court clerk’s office said no attorney was listed for him.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1FMTkKf ) reports police found the victim, Morris McCarty, bleeding from his right eye on the ground next to his bicycle.

McCarty told officers that the backseat passenger of a passing vehicle had shot him with a paintball gun.

Police say McCarty lost all sight in his right eye.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com



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