by Edward Chaykovsky

According to multiple reports in Youngstown, former WBC middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik, 33-years-old, was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on two counts of felonious assault.

The charges stem from last year's incident, which took place on August 9th, when Pavlik allegedly wounded a man with a pellet gun while the man was digging a lake at Pavlik’s home.

The man filed an official complaint last October.

Pavlik was charged with misdemeanor assault in January, after an investigation by detectives with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office.

After the case was presented to a grand jury, the charges were upgraded to felonious assault.

The man told investigators that he went into the lake to test the depth and realized a gun was being fired at him.

According to reports, the man turned and claims to have seen Pavlik holding a .22-caliber pellet gun. The man screamed, “That was my head,” then Pavlik raised the gun again and fired, hitting the man in the arm.

The incident was filmed on a cell phone and appeared on TMZ, which showed Pavlik and several others laughing as the man complained about being shot.

Pavlik, who last fought in 2012, has had numerous issues with the law in the last few years. Most of them had some connection to alcohol, with a few alleged physical confrontations and the infamous 2013 incident where Pavlik allegedly bolted on a $25 dollar cab fare.