CLAY, W.Va. -- The case of a former congressional candidate accused of shooting his roommate in the leg last week will be heard by a grand jury next month.During a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Clay County Magistrate Court Judge Jeffery Boggs found probable cause to send the case of Hiram Carson Lewis IV, 41, to a grand jury.Lewis is charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment involving a firearm after allegedly shooting Steven Bogart, 55, on June 13.Lewis told police he shot Bogart when he barged into his home, despite repeated warnings not to do so, according to a criminal complaint filed in Clay County Magistrate Court. Bogart said he lived at the home and was shot by Lewis after a dispute.
Boggs reduced Lewis' bail to $70,000 full surety. He remained in Central Regional Jail on Tuesday.Lewis ran as a Republican for U.S. Senate in 2006 and for state attorney general in 2004 and 2008.Also Tuesday, the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel scheduled a hearing regarding Lewis for 10 a.m. on Aug. 7. It was not immediately clear if the meeting was regarding the charges against Lewis, or involved other matters.