The Washington Court House man indicted for the June 24 murder of Robert Lee Gould II is scheduled to be arraigned in Fayette County Common Pleas Court on Monday, Oct. 11, and his bond has been set at $1 million.
As previously reported, Kyle Wes Wilson, 28, is accused of shooting and killing Gould II, 45, around 1 a.m. at the intersection of East Temple and Delaware streets in Washington C.H.
According to Fayette County Prosecutor Jess Weade, Wilson could serve 15 years to life in prison, plus three years on a gun specification, if convicted of the murder charge. Wilson was also indicted in the same case on a third-degree felony count of having weapons under disability.
Wilson has also been indicted in a separate case on one count of possession of drugs, a felony of the fourth degree, for an incident that occurred April 2 of this year.
At 1:16 a.m. on June 24, the Washington Court House Police Department received a call of a possible shooting at the intersection of East Temple and Delaware streets. Once they arrived on the scene, officers located a male — identified as Gould II — lying face-down on the ground.
Personnel from Fayette County Emergency Medical Services were called. However, Gould II died at the scene from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to authorities.
Gould II and Wilson were involved in an altercation on the sidewalk at the East Temple/Delaware intersection when the shooting occurred, according to various reports.
Investigative leads revealed that individuals reportedly associated to a narcotics investigation were possibly connected to the homicide and subsequently, an early morning traffic incident on U.S. Route 35.
Members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington Court House Police Department, assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. unit, executed search warrants on the afternoon of June 24 at two locations in Washington Court House. The search warrants were the result of a months-long investigation into drug trafficking by sheriffs’ detectives and agents from the U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force.
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on June 24, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call of an erratic motorist traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of U.S. 35 near milepost 76. Deputies checked the area and discovered that the vehicle had been involved in a crash and that another occupant had reportedly fled the vehicle.
Deputies identified the only occupant inside the vehicle as Wilson. A firearm, suspected narcotics, and U.S. currency were located, and Wilson was placed under arrest.
Wilson is being held in the Fayette County Jail. His arraignment is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 11.
Reach Record-Herald Editor Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352.