CINCINNATI (AP) - An Elmwood Place man shot three times with arrows from a hunting bow said he urged his attacker to call 911 and then played dead to get the man to stop shooting.
Doug Stacey, 50, of Elmwood Place was hit twice in the back, puncturing a lung, and once in the hand. One arrowhead remains in his back.
Doctors at University Hospital in Cincinnati are waiting for the swelling to go down before trying to remove it. Stacey narrowly avoided crippling or even deadly wounds, they said.
"I didn't think I was going to make it out of there," Stacey said. "I thought I was a dead man."
Police said Stacey's longtime friend wounded him with a hunting bow early Tuesday. Stacey said he was letting Harry "Bo" Spivey stay with him after his wife left him. Stacey said he had given Spivey until Friday to move out but doesn't know why a man he has known 20 years would come after him with a hunting bow. He said the first arrow tore through his back.
"I looked at him and said, 'Bo, what are you doing? Man, stop this! Call 911,"' Stacey recounted.
But Stacey said Spivey again drew back the bow, aiming at his heart. "I put my hand up and it went through my hand. I turned back again and hit the floor and he stood over top of me and shot me again," Stacey said. He said he played dead and Spivey left.
Authorities say Spivey, 57, surrendered that evening in Georgia, some 500 miles away, on a warrant for attempted murder. He was being held without bond Friday in Henry County Jail, in McDonough. Court records didn't list an attorney.
Police Chief William Peskin in Elmwood Place said Friday that a detective would help present evidence to a grand jury, seeking three counts each of attempted murder and assault.
If the grand jurors decide to indict him, sheriff's deputies from Hamilton County, Ohio, will return Spivey from Georgia, he said. He said Spivey waived extradition.