A 66-year old Vallonia Man has been charged with Attempted Murder after an early morning shooting sent one man to the University of Louisville Hospital (UofL) with multiple gunshot wounds.  

Just before 5:00 a.m., Sunday Morning, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the residence at 10005 N. Hattabaugh Road, Vallonia, located in northern Washington County. 

When officers arrived, they learned that an overnight guest, Richard L. Williams, 46, of Salem, Indiana had just been transported by car to St. Vincent Hospital in Salem. 

Williams had allegedly been shot by Roger N. Root, 66, of Vallonia. 

According to the residents, Root was also an overnight guest at the house. 

The Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg was contacted to assist, and Detective Travis Baker responded to the scene along with ISP Crime Scene Technicians. 

As part of the investigation, Detective Baker interviewed Roger Root, who had been transported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. 

As a result of the investigation, Roger Root is charged with one count of Attempted Murder, a Level 1 Felony, and is incarcerated at the Washington County Jail. 

This case is still under investigation. 

The victim, Richard Williams, was transported to UofL Hospital and was listed in stable condition as of the writing of this news release.