A Fairfield County grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old Blacklick man on two counts of felonious assault and one felony count of improperly discharging a firearm.

A Fairfield County grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old Blacklick man on two counts of felonious assault and one felony count of improperly discharging a firearm.

The indictment against Todd M. Hawes was handed down on June 25. The case has been bound over to the Fairfield County Common Pleas Court.

Hawes is charged with firing multiple shots into a Pickerington home.

He is being held in the Fairfield County jail on $100,000 bond after being arraigned June 21. A "not guilty" plea was entered on his behalf at arraignment, according to his attorney, Aaron Conrad.

According to Pickerington police, Hawes admitted to firing three shots into a home at 390 Hilltop Drive at approximately 4:30 a.m. on June 17. He was arrested the following day, after police said witness statements led them to him.

"Basically, we ended up talking with witnesses, running down various leads," Pickerington Police Sgt. Greg Annis said. "He was detained for questioning, and during the course of our investigation, he admitted."

Annis said three or four people, including a 17-year-old boy, were inside the home at the time of the shooting, but no one was hurt. He said it's currently unclear what motivated the shooting.

"Officers have been out there several times before this occurred," he said. "It's an ongoing problem between two parties, and (Hawes) kind of got caught in the middle. He's a friend of someone in the dispute."

Annis said no additional arrests have been made, but the case remains under investigation.

He said Hawes has no previous criminal history in Pickerington.

In the meantime, Annis said, police are keeping an eye on the southeast side neighborhood.

"We've stepped up patrols in there," he said. "This incident is not closed yet."

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