EL man pleads guilty to shooting
LISBON — An East Liverpool man who shot another man in the stomach in the fall of 2018 pleaded guilty to charges he was facing in Common Pleas Court.
William E. “Bill” Show, 40, Green Lane, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to felonious assault, a first-degree felony, and improperly discharging a weapon or firearm into a habitation, a second-degree felony. Sentencing is set for Jan. 7. He faces up to 16 years in prison, including a one-year mandatory prison sentence for the firearms specification, and a $30,000 fine.
On Oct. 14, 2018, court documents state Show used a Charter Arms, Police Bulldog .38-caliber revolver to ham Christopher Craft and fired the gun into the home of Jerry Mellott, East Eighth Street, East Liverpool.
According to East Liverpool police reports from the time, William Earl Show was driving a vehicle Oct. 14, 2018, on Green Lane with his brother, William Frank Show, as the passenger, when Christopher Craft confronted William Frank Show. Police allege that William Earl Show took a handgun from the console and shot Craft in the abdomen through the passenger window. Then as Craft ran from the scene, William Frank Show fired another handgun into the air above Green Lane while attempting to scare people in the area.
William Earl Show also reportedly exited the vehicle and fired additional shots to the rear of the vehicle. Craft was wounded and received treatment at a Pittsburgh area hospital.