Bond set at 1 million for local man

A Bellevue man indicted this week on charges of felonious assault, aggravated arson and abduction had his bond set at $1 million Friday.

Lloyd V. Hicks, 72, who was served a four-count indictment Thursday morning at the Seneca County jail, is accused of lighting his North CR 29 residence on fire Sept.5 after assaulting his wife and attempting to drag her back inside. He allegedly then shot at law enforcement as he sat behind the residence and watched it burn.

Hicks, who is scheduled to appear Oct. 24 for an arraignment, could face up to 36 years in prison and a fine of up to $70,000, according to his indictment.