PRINCETON — Riley Hill, 18, of Princeton appeared in Gibson Circuit Court for arraignment Tuesday on three felony charges connected to a New Year's Day shooting incident that wounded a man's leg and feet.
Hill, charged with criminal recklessness, aggravated battery and battery by means of a deadly weapon, according to Gibson Circuit Court records, is scheduled for a 9 a.m. Jan. 25 pre-trial conference. He is in custody at the Gibson County Jail. Judge Jeffrey Meade set bond at $500,000 surety or $50,000 cash for the felony charges, and appointed Roman Ricker as indigent counsel.
He was arrested early Monday morning after Princeton police were dispatched to the scene in the 600 block of North Gibson Street.
Princeton Police Assistant Chief Mike Hurt's affidavit of probable cause for seeking the charges said witness Chrystal Hartley reported she and another person, Darrin Hill, were arguing. She told police that Riley Hill fired the shots, then she and Riley Hill drove off and she threw the gun out of the window of the vehicle.
Police are still looking for the shotgun involved in the incident.
According to the affidavit, Riley Hill told police that Darrin Hill threw things at his truck, and "lost it" and he shot four rounds at the house and his brother Darrin Hill before the gun jammed.
Hurt's affidavit said Austin Allen, who was standing next to Darrin Hill at the residence, has several gunshots wounds in his legs and feet.
Prior to his New Year’s Day arrest, Hill was arrested for minor consumption.
In that case, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Gibson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. John Fischer, Deputy UB Smith stopped a Dodge Ram pickup at 11:47 p.m. Dec. 29 for an unsafe lane switch at US 41 near Warrenton Road. The vehicle was driven by Eric Matthew and Hill was the passenger. Fischer’s affidavit reported that Hill admitted to drinking, and that he hid alcohol containers under his passenger seat. Matthew tested .000 for a preliminary breath test and Hill tested .11.
He was arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol, and was arraigned on that misdemeanor charge as well Tuesday morning.