Homeless man indicted for attacking 4 people with a saw in Lake County

Homeless man indicted for attacking 4 people with a saw in Lake County
Brandon Hodgson (Source: Lake County Jail)

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The Lake County Grand Jury indicted a 31-year-old homeless man for attacking four other homeless people with a saw this past August.

Captain Robert Izzo said the attack happened around 12:15 a.m. on Aug. 24 in the area of N. Ridge Roads between Bacon and Fairport Nursery Roads in Painesville Township.

Brandon Hodgson and the victims all lived in tents in the same area, said Izzo.

$400,000 bond set for homeless man accused of attacking 4 people with a saw in Lake County
$400,000 bond set for homeless man accused of attacking 4 people with a saw in Lake County

Hodgson was taken into custody right after the attack.

Izzo said Hodgson used a hand-held saw, similar to that of of hand-held miter box saw to assault the victims.

One woman and three men were injured and Izzo said injuries range from moderate to life-threatening.

Hodgson was indicted on the charges of attempted murder and felonious assault.

His bond was continued at $400,000.

No motive has been released.

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