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Man indicted for firing gun near school in Charleston, WV

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Aric Adams was indicted Wednesday, accused of firing a handgun near a school on Charleston's West Side. Aric Adams was indicted Wednesday, accused of firing a handgun near a school on Charleston's West Side.
A man was indicted Wednesday, April 30, accused of possessing and firing a handgun near a school on Charleston's West Side.

According to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, Aric Adams, Jr., 20, of Charlotte, NC, was indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of firing eight rounds from a handgun within 1,000 feet of J.E. Robbins Elementary School on March 25, shortly after school was dismissed.

Authorities said Adams was prohibited from using a handgun because of being an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

Adams was arrested on April 4, and is being held in the South Central Regional Jail without bond, pending trial.

If Adams is convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison, as well as $750,000 in fines.