Charges Filed Against Murder Suspect

By
Debra Tobin - Logan Daily News staff reporter

Dateline
Updated Fri, Jul 25, 2014 12:17 pm

Murder suspect Michael J. Napoli of Westerville has been charged with aggravated murder (F-1), aggravated burglary (F-1), and attempted aggravated murder (F-2).

Napoli was identified by his ex-wife, Kimberly Napoli, as the person who shot her and then turned the gun on and killed James Boergers Jr., 31, of Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday night.

Kimberly and Boergers were staying at the Wildwoods Backwoods Retreat cabins on State Route 678 when the incident occurred.

The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office reports it was notified of the incident when Kimberly was able to escape from the scene to the nearby residence of Joe Ellis, who called 911 to report the shooting. Kimberly told Ellis she was shot by her ex-husband.

HCSO deputies, Hocking County EMS and a unit from Hocking Hills State Parks responded to the residence where Kimberly reiterated to deputies the shooter was her ex-husband and that he also shot and killed Boergers.

When deputies arrived at the cabin, Michael Napoli was not located and a statewide BOLO (be on the lookout) alert was issued.

According to Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North, HCSO was contacted Sunday night by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office advising they had located Michael’s van at the EconoLodge Motel in Jeffersonville.

A photo of Michael was shown to the motel clerk who confirmed he was a registered guest at the motel since early Sunday afternoon.

HCSO deputies traveled to Fayette County, met with sheriff’s office personnel and then made contact with Michael via phone by a Fayette County negotiator advising him to exit the motel room.

North stated investigators continued dialogue with Michael for multiple hours in an attempt to have him surrender. Deputies eventually gained entry into the room and located Michael with an apparent gunshot wound.

He was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

It is uncertain at this time the condition of Michael and Kimberly, but North indicated that Kimberly should be walking Friday.

Michael Napoli has not been arraigned at this time because of his condition.

 

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