September 22, 2021


Nuts about home

Warren Co. male sentenced for shooting a deputy at the doorway

LEBANON, Ohio — A decide Monday sentenced a Deerfield Township guy to a whole of 17 a long time in the attempted murder of a Warren County sheriff’s deputy who was checking on the man’s welfare at the ask for of his family.

Lance Runion, 57, was scheduled to go to trial currently but opted to enter guilty pleas in Warren County Prevalent Pleas Court on Aug. 19 on the very first-degree felony rates of attempted aggravated murder with accompanying seven- and a few-calendar year firearm specifications attempted murder with accompanying 7-yr and a few-year firearm requirements and felonious assault with accompanying seven-yr and five-12 months firearm requirements.

He been given 10 yrs for the tried aggravated murder of Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Sara Vaught. He also been given seven a long time for obligatory gun requirements.

The snowy February come upon was captured on a doorbell digital camera that showed the deputy currently being shot at as well as returning fire.

Frequent Pleas Judge Timothy N. Tepe recognized Runion’s responsible pleas and entered findings of guilty to the prices. Runion had beforehand entered not responsible pleas to the rates in April.

Previous thirty day period, prosecutors claimed Runion would be demanded to start with to serve a necessary 7-calendar year jail sentence on the best firearm specification. Soon after serving that seven-yr prison sentence, Runion also have to provide a prison sentence on the fundamental offenses, and faces a greatest of 11 to 16 ½ yr sentence for individuals (merged) offenses. All explained to, Runion faces a maximum of 18 to 23 ½ yrs in jail.

On Feb. 15, Warren County Communications obtained a 911 contact from Runion’s brother and dispatched Warren County Sheriff’s Workplace deputies to Runion’s home at 7831 Hunt Club Drive in Deerfield Township.

Deputies knocked on Runion’s entrance door many moments, making an attempt to examine on his safety. In the end, when Vaught arrived on Runion’s entrance porch, Runion opened his entrance door and right away fired a Ruger LCP 9mm handgun immediately at Vaught. Vaught was not struck and returned hearth, hanging and disabling Runion.

Runion was taken to an area clinic to get better from his wounds and other injuries in advance of staying taken into custody in the Warren County Jail.

This tale was initially released by WCPO 9 Information lover, the Journal-Information.