Georgia men indicted on weapons charges after Roanoke manhunt


By Pantagraph staff

EUREKA — Two 18-year-old Georgia men who were arrested after a manhunt in Roanoke on July 26 were each indicted by a Woodford County grand jury Thursday.

Matthew R. Wagner and David T. Horner, both of Douglasville, Ga., were each indicted on one count of aggravated possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of obstructing justice.

They were caught near a bridge at Main and Front streets in Roanoke after nearly 50 police officers from several agencies spent the previous night searching through area corn fields and homes.

Police in Henry County pursued the pair after they allegedly drove off without paying for gas in Woodhull. Their vehicle, containing weapons and ammunition, was found abandoned near El Paso.

They are both scheduled for pretrial hearings 9 a.m. Sept. 3 in Woodford County Circuit Court. They have been in the Woodford County jail on $300,000 bond since their arrests.