Man charged with shooting half-brother arraigned
LISBON – Quinton Lewis, who is accused in the shooting death of his half-brother, was among those arraigned Thursday afternoon before Judge C. Ashley Pike in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.
Lewis, 34, formerly of Lisbon, is charged with murder with a firearm specification, having a weapon while under disability and tampering with evidence.
Pike granted him court-appointed attorneys. He will be represented by both Fred Naragon and Richard Hura.
Despite a request by Naragon for a lesser, “appropriate bond,” Pike continued Lewis’ bond at $1 million and he remains in custody at the county jail.
Lewis is charged with shooting Marion Lewis four times from behind in the kitchen of a relatives’ home on Walnut Street in Salem on Dec. 21.
Quinton Lewis’ initial story to police was that it was Marion Lewis who produced a handgun following an argument, the two wrestled for it and it went off. The gun was later recovered along with Quinton Lewis’ cell phone in a Chevy Malibu in the home’s driveway.
If convicted of the unclassified felony murder charge, Lewis is facing 15 years to life in prison.
Among with a list of defendants previously served indictments who were arraigned Thursday were two people who were served just prior to the hearing.
Chandler M. Trosky, 29, Bacon Avenue, East Palestine, is charged with trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony with a forfeiture specification and possession of drugs, a third-degree felony.
Trosky is accused of having more than 11 pounds but less than 44 pounds of marijuana on July 30, 2011, along with $3,830 believed to have been used or intended to be used in drug-related offenses. Additionally, Trosky is accused of selling marijuana in the above amount starting on July 30, 2011 continuing through Aug. 9, 2011.
The indictment was issued by the county grand jury in January.
Another newly served case was a 1997 indictment of Kenneth R. Davis Jr., 38, U.S. Route 30, Kensington. Davis is charged with one count of trafficking in drugs.
He appeared with attorney Rhys Cartwright-Jones, who said he would like to preserve his clients right to challenge the service of the indictment, which is supposed to be done in a timely manner.