A London man who was shot during a Columbus home invasion in April was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court on June 3, charged with a local burglary last December.
Ryan A. Poole, 20, is accused of breaking into a home on London’s Richmond Avenue on Dec. 5 while the owner was out of town.
Judge Eamon Costello appointed Fred Ballam to represent Poole at a July 8 trial and ordered the man held in Tri-County Regional Jail on $500,000 bond.
London Police Officer Greg Perkins said DNA evidence left at the scene of the Richmond Avenue theft led to Poole, who is a suspect in other burglaries in Madison and Franklin counties.
He was indicted by the local grand jury on April 9. But before he could be arrested, Poole was shot while allegedly breaking into a southwest Columbus home on April 18. A 59-year-old homeowner awoke to find Poole in his kitchen. He grabbed a gun and opened fire, hitting Poole in the leg and chest.
Poole was treated and released at a Columbus hospital.
It wasn’t Poole’s first brush with authorities in Franklin County.
He is currently under indictment for an April 2013 burglary and a November 2013 felonious assault in Columbus, court records showed.
Perkins said Poole is well-known to local law enforcement and has a record of juvenile offenses.
Jane Beathard can be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 16 or via Twitter @JaneBeathard.