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Columbus suspect receives public defender in video arraignment


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A Columbus man was arraigned Tuesday on an attempted murder charge and two other felonies after being accused of shooting a 20-year-old man in the neck June 16.

Jimmie DeWayne Hair Jr., 26, of 1126 California St., was formally charged Monday in connection with the shooting with attempted murder, a Class A felony; aggravated battery, a Class B felony; and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a Class B felony.

Hair appeared on video from the Bartholomew County Jail during Tuesday's initial hearing in Bartholomew Superior Court 1. Judge James Worton set bond at $500,000 surety or $50,000 cash, and appointed public defender Aaron Edwards to represent Hair.  

Hair is accused of shooting Ericxon Rosado, 20, 1214 10th St., at about 9 p.m. June 16 while Rosado was in the back of a vehicle outside 1228 Eighth St., about two blocks from Ninth Street Park, according to court documents.

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