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Franklin sheriff: Man wanted in assault on handicapped person

Posted July 27

Kevin Lea James

— Franklin County authorities are searching for a man who is accused of assaulting a handicapped person on Tuesday.

Kevin Lea James, 44, of Castalia, was charged with felony assault on a handicapped person, misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury, communicating threats and assault by pointing a gun, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The incident allegedly happened at 375 Fishing Rock Road in Castalia.

Authorities said James, who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, is considered armed and dangerous. The sheriff said James has brown hair and brown eyes.

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