EL man arraigned on felonious assault charge
LISBON — An East Liverpool man accused of a shooting incident on Green Lane in the fall of 2018 appeared for a status conference in Common Pleas Court on Monday, which also served as an arraignment for a superseding secret indictment.
William Earl Show, 39, Green Lane — who had been scheduled for an upcoming jury trial in April on charges of felonious assault and discharging a firearm in the direction of a habitation or school zone — appeared on a personal recognizance bond before Judge Scott Washam. Show appeared with defense attorney James Wise and was arraigned on an additional weapons specification added by the county grand jury in March.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Wise and Show stood at a distance from each other and behind the wall separating the defense table and the seating area of the courtroom. Because many hearings in the court are being postponed at this time, the date of Show’s jury trial was canceled and a status conference was scheduled for June 8.
According to East Liverpool police, William Earl Show was driving a vehicle Oct. 14, 2018, on Green Lane with his brother, William Frank Show, as the passenger, when Christopher Craft confronted William Frank Show. Police allege that William Earl Show took a handgun from the console and shot Craft in the abdomen through the passenger window. Then as Craft ran from the scene, William Frank Show fired another handgun into the air above Green Lane while attempting to scare people in the area.
William Earl Show also allegedly exited the vehicle and fired additional shots to the rear of the vehicle. Craft was wounded and received treatment at a Pittsburgh area hospital.
William Frank Show died at home on April 1, 2019.