Arrest made in shooting at game
HUNTINGTON — A teenager was arrested by Huntington police overnight after he was accused of several crimes, including shooting a man near a youth football game in Huntington last year.
Kameron Isaiah Ziegler, 18, was jailed at 10:15 p.m. Saturday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, receiving or transferring stolen goods, fleeing on foot and obstructing. He was also jailed on an active warrant for malicious wounding and wanton endangerment. Bond was $190,000 cash-only.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court, Huntington police attempted a traffic stop Saturday in the 1600 block of Charleston Avenue for a car of which Ziegler was allegedly the passenger. The vehicle came to a stop, and the defendant exited the vehicle and fled on foot, the complaint alleged.
Officers found him in the 1700 block of Charleston Avenue, and a search of Ziegler allegedly uncovered a stolen firearm, $360 in U.S. currency and two dosages of Alprazolam.
Huntington Police Capt. Hank Dial confirmed Sunday that Ziegler was also charged Saturday in the Sept. 30, 2017, shooting of a man near a youth football game near the intersection of 14th Street and 11th Avenue, close to the southwest corner of the field in Huntington. Several people, including children, heard the shots, but no one participating in or watching the football game was injured. A fence separated the field from where the shooting occurred.
The man was shot in the foot, but his injuries were not life threatening.
Following the shooting, community members in the Fairfield area requested additional police presence for sporting events at the A.D. Lewis Community Center football field.
Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli said off-duty officers would be present at the remaining games and paid out of the department’s overtime budget. He also said he plans to have more conversations with football league representatives next season as to how safety can be improved.
Later in the year, all five Wayne County youth teams who were part of the Tri-State Youth Football League with-drew from the playoffs to be played in Huntington. Wayne County league presidents said they were not promised an extra police presence, according to previous stories.
Ziegler is currently housed at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville.
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