Chapel Hill News

June 13, 2014

Grand jury indicts man who called 911 in Chapel Hill homicide

The Orange County grand jury indicted Bartholomew Romindas Scott this week on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Lew Hahn “Ron” Hood.

Grand jury indicts man who called 911

The Orange County grand jury indicted Bartholomew Romindas Scott this week on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Lew Hahn “Ron” Hood.

Police were summoned by a 911 call from Scott to a house on Christopher Road in Chapel Hill on May 30. They found Hood, 33, shot to death outside of the house.

The Chapel Hill police have not released details of the crime or a motive for the homicide.

A probable cause hearing scheduled for Thursday was canceled because of the indictment.

J. Orbich of the Chapel Hill Police Department testified before the grand jury Monday about the evidence officers collected against Scott.

Only the prosecutor presents evidence at a grand jury hearing. An indictment means jurors found probable cause to hold the suspect for trial.

Correspondent Beth Velliquette

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