A man will spend ten years behind bars for shooting his roommate repeatedly with a bow and arrows. Harry "Bo" Spivey was sentenced this morning in Hamilton County Court for his attack in Elmwood Place.
Spivey shot his roommate Doug Stacey three times with the bow at their apartment on Beech Street in the early morning hours of September 7th. Spivey left Stacey for dead and fled the state. He was picked up about 30 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia. He apparently drove until he ran out of gas and money, then knocked on the door of the farmhouse and told the owner to call police because he'd killed his friend. He also made statements indicating the bow was still in his car.
Police say Stacey was trying to kick Spivey out and Spivey didn't want to go. Police think Spivey shot Stacey in the back while he slept on a couch. He was shot a second time in the back and once in the hand as he tried to protect himself.
Stacey suffered a punctured lung and other injuries but did survive.
The ten year sentenced was the maximum allowable under Ohio law. He did apologize in court but the judge said his apology didn't appear to be genuine. His victim, Doug Stacey, told Local 12, "I was glad he got 10 but I thought he should have got more for all the arrows he put in me. I think he should have gotten 10 for each arrow."
Spivey will get credit for the 82 days he's already served. Once he's out, he'll be put on probation for five years.