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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Fayette County Workplace Shooting


Fayette County OH- A Beavercreek man has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and felonious assault charges in court this week after police charged him with workplace violence.

​According to Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, deputies and officers from the Washington Court House Police Department responded to a report of “shots fired” at Hi-Tech Electrical Contractors located at 1781 Old US 35 SE, just outside Washington Court House. Upon arrival, contact was made with employees of Hi-Tech Electrical who indicated they were reportedly shot at by a male subject, later identified as Michael P. Nartker, age 48 of Beavercreek, Ohio. Nartker was also identified as an employee of Hi-Tech Electrical. Nartker was taken into custody by law enforcement at the scene without incident. A handgun was recovered from Nartker’s assigned work vehicle.

​No injuries were reported as a result of the gunfire. Nartker was transported from the scene by Fayette County EMS to Adena Fayette Medical Center following complaint of a medical issue. Following treatment, Nartker was transported to the Fayette County Jail and incarcerated, charged with (2) two counts of felonious assault, felonies of the second degree.

​Nartker is being held in lieu of bond pending his initial appearance before the Washington Court House Municipal Court. Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of the incident and additional charges are likely.