The suspect in last week’s shooting of a Franklin County Deputy and another woman is being identified after charges have been filed in the Franklin County Circuit Court.
Gregory C. Guilfoyle, age 31, Brookville, has been charged with two counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Neglect of a Dependent following the incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, December 23, 2022.
The preliminary investigation determined that Franklin County Deputy Arin Bowers, a five-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, responded to the area of SR 1 and US 52, shortly after midnight, after receiving a report that Guilfoyle was walking in the area shortly after midnight while holding a small child.
After Dep. Bowers arrived and attempted to speak to Guilfoyle, Guilfoyle pulled a handgun and fired it at Dep. Bowers. Dep. Bowers was struck by at least one round. The round struck the body armor that he was wearing which prevented him from being injured. Dep. Bowers returned fire, striking Guilfoyle with at least one round. Guilfoyle was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The 23-month-old female child was unharmed and was taken into the custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Deputies then responded to a nearby residence on Colonial Heights Road to conduct a welfare on Gregory’s wife, Hannah M. Guilfoyle, age 23, Brookville, who is also the mother of the child. She was located at the residence where initial evidence indicated she had sustained a gunshot wound that caused serious injuries. She was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical condition.
The initial investigation indicated that Gregory Guilfoyle allegedly shot Hannah Guilfoyle at the residence before walking away from the home with the child. Dep. Bowers encountered him a short time later where shots were exchanged. As a result of the investigation, two counts of Attempted Murder, Level 1 Felony, and one count of Neglect of a Dependent, Level 6 Felony, were filed against Gregory Guilfoyle.
Both Gregory Guilfoyle and Hannah Guilfoyle remain in UC Medical Center.
The investigation is ongoing.
SGT. STEPHEN WHEELES
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
SOURCE: INDIANA STATE POLICE VERSAILLES DISTRICT