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2 charged in connection to Morgantown shooting

Johnson County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 6700 block of South 800 West around 9 p.m. Sunday.

MORGANTOWN, Ind. — Two people are facing charges for a shooting that seriously wounded a man in Morgantown last week.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, Johnson County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a person shot in the 6700 block of South 800 West

Deputies found the victim, later identified as 38-year-old Jerry Jones of Morgantown, who was taken to IU Methodist Hospital, where he underwent surgery for his injuries, according to the sheriff's office. 

During the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for a home in Morgan County. During their search, they located a woman, later identified as 19-year-old Miranda Lawson of Morgantown, who had been listed as a person of interest in the incident. Lawson is facing a charge of false informing. She has already posted bond and has been released from jail.

Detectives obtained a second search warrant for a home in Jennings County, where 19-year-old Nicholas Saunders of Morgantown lives. He is facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery and pointing a firearm. 

In court documents, Saunders allegedly admitted to the shooting, saying he thought Jones might have had a knife.

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