Clinton suspect to appear in Scott County Court with public defender

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Christopher Paul Halford, 33

Update: An arraignment for a Clinton man accused of shooting a woman in Park View is set for Oct.15 in Scott County Court.

Christopher Paul Halford, 33, has been assigned a public defender. He is eligible for court-appointed counsel because he has “income below 125% of the poverty guidelines and …. is unable to pay for the cost of an attorney,” according to court documents filed early Friday.

Attorney Jack Schwartz will represent Halford.

Halford remains in Scott County Jail after he allegedly fired a gun at a woman earlier Thursday.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday he was booked into Scott County Jail, where he remained Friday on $10,000 cash-only bond.

According to the arrest affidavit:

Shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, Halford allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a woman, and intentionally fired two shots at her at a residence in Park View.

She suffered a serious injury when one of the two bullets entered and exited her left upper thigh.

Halford, who has previous felony convictions from 2009 and 2011, faces a felony charge of felon in possession of a firearm and misdemeanor charges of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and willful injury.

He is scheduled to appear Friday morning in Scott County Court.

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