James Lemaster, 36, has been charged with aggravated assault.
Plain City, Ohio – The man is accused of allegedly shooting officers and lawmakers in Madison County on Saturday night.
At about 10:35 p.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about an internal situation at a house in the 300th block of Wesley Avenue in Plain City.
When two officers from the Plain City Police Department arrived at the scene, shots were fired at them from the window of the house.
Additional law enforcement agencies responded to the scene, including the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Road Patrol, the Marysville Police Department and the Columbus Police Department.
Officers began setting up the perimeter and heard additional shots inside the residence.
A man identified by Plain City police as 36-year-old James Lemaster appeared in a garage and shot at officers. Plain City Police said law enforcement opened fire in response, injuring the suspect.
Lemaster was treated at Riverside Methodist Hospital due to injuries, and police assessed his condition as stable. None of the officers were injured in the shooting.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting involving officers, and the Plain City Police Department is investigating the internal situation.
Lemaster is accused of aggravated assault, and further charges are expected.
Madison County Attorney’s Office is investigating allegations of domestic violence and assault on a peace officer.