- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a former Southeast Ohio sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting an ex-colleague more than three decades ago is facing additional charges.

Attorney General Mike DeWine and Washington County sheriff’s officials say a grand jury indicted Mitchell Ruble this week on charges of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance, illegal manufacture or processing of explosives and attempted illegal manufacture or processing of explosives.

The 64-year-old Lowell man previously was charged with murder in the February 1981 shotgun slaying of Deputy Lt. Ray “Joe” Clark. Authorities say Ruble killed Clark because Clark had fired him for inappropriate conduct.

Authorities say that while serving a search warrant, law enforcement discovered Ruble had a modified AR-15 rifle, hand grenades and other explosives.

He is being held on $2.5 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court on the new charges next month.


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