WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Across-the-board acquittals Friday afternoon in the trial of one of three men accused of involvment in a January fifth shooting on Burns Street in Mansfield. }}" />

   
 
 
Attempted Murder Defendant Acquitted Of All Charges

Story By: Greg Heindel

Enter To Win Snow Trails Tubing Passes

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 5/30/2014

Across-the-board acquittals Friday afternoon in the trial of one of three men accused of involvment in a January fifth shooting on Burns Street in Mansfield. 25-year-old Delbert Evans was charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation, and tampering with evidence. He was accused of participating in the shooting of Eric Downs the third. One of the co-defendants is Jarmel Sutton, accused of starting the confrontation after Downs had hit Sutton's S-U-V with his car. Sutton says he confronted Downs, and they were preparing to fight, when several friends of Downs came out. Feeling outnumbered, Sutton left and called Delbert Evans and his brother DeVonte Evans. The state rested its case after Sutton testified, and the defense chose not to call witnesses and rested. Closing arguments followed.  The trial lasted two days in Richland County Common Pleas Court, again resulting in not guilty verdicts on all counts. 

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A Facebook post prompts an investigation into the Crestline Police Department. Full Story
Image1 A Freezing rain advisory has been issued for Thursday morning. Full Story
 
Image1 Mansfield Police recently attended their yearly self- defense class. Full Story
Image1 Ohio's efforts to preserve and perhaps expand its military jobs base includes a discussion in Mansfield. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission Meets In Mansfield

Point In Time Homeless Count Conducted In Richland County

Overdose death leads to second indictment by grand jury

AU Center for Nonviolence prepares for upcoming conference

More News