Man who fired at deputy charged with attempted murder, sheriff’s office says

Man who fired at deputy charged with attempted murder, sheriff’s office says

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A man is in critical condition after he fired at a deputy in Mason on Monday, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Deputies were dispatched to the 7800 block of Hunt Club Drive a little before 7 p.m. for a well-being check.

They tried for several minutes to make contact with the man who then opened the door and shot at a deputy sheriff standing on the front porch, the news release said.

Deputy Sara Vaught was not injured.

According to the release, she immediately returned fire and shot the suspect several times.

The sheriff’s office says Lance Runion, 56, has been charged with attempted murder and felonious assault in connection with the incident.

Lance Runion, 56, has been charged with attempted murder and felonious assault in connection with the incident, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
Lance Runion, 56, has been charged with attempted murder and felonious assault in connection with the incident, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office. (Source: Warren County Sheriff's Office)

Vaught has been put on administrative leave as per policy while the investigation is underway.

She has been with the sheriff’s office since 2014 and is assigned to Deerfield Township as a patrol deputy.

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