Two West Frankfort Men Arrested for Attempted Murder in Hardin County

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CAVE-IN-ROCK – Two West Frankfort men have been arrested in Hardin County on attempted murder charges after an incident Monday night.

Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Mohring and 46-year-old Shawn Walton are charged with attempted murder and aggravated arson after an attack on a man named Andrew Nicklaus at his home near Cave-in-Rock.

Nicklaus told responders the two men beat him, stabbed him and set him on fire, which caused a structure fire in his home. Nicklaus was airlifted from the scene to a hospital. His condition is unknown.

Preliminary hearings for the two men are scheduled for Aug. 22.