Suspect in Niles shooting awaiting extradition hearing

NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – The suspect in a shooting in Niles over the weekend remains in a West Virginia jail after court authorities there say he wasn’t cooperating at his arraignment.

Clair “Doug” Enlow, 53, appeared in Marion County Magistrate Court Monday afternoon, where officials say he refused to sign any paperwork but requested an extradition hearing in Circuit Court.

Currently, he’s being held in the North Central Regional Jail without bond.

Enlow was arrested near Morgantown, West Virginia Sunday evening after police say he fled the scene of a domestic-related shooting on Battles Avenue early that morning. Investigators say he shot his live-in companion several times.

Niles Police have released the 911 call of the incident. A neighbor called to report the shooting and said there had been problems at the home earlier.

“The girl that lives beside us, she has been having trouble with her boyfriend last night, and the cops were here, and she’s yelling, ‘I’ve been shot.’ She’s laying in her doorway,” the woman told a 911 dispatcher.

Niles Police Capt. John Marshall said the initial report police received was not related to a domestic dispute.

“There was an earlier incident that was a neighbor dispute the day before, but it didn’t appear that it was a domestic situation, from what I’ve look at from the original report,” he said.

Enlow is charged with felonious assault, but more charges are pending in the case.

The victim has undergone several surgeries at St. Elizabeth Health Center but is expected to be OK.


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