Press Release

Contact: Chief Carozza, (330) 684-5025

Date: Wednesday March 2, 2011

Incident: Shot fired during struggle over firearm

Location: 412 East Paradise Street

Date of Incident: March 1, 2011

Person(s) Involved:

Mylan S. Jones-DeHart, 29 yrs old, 400 N. Mill Street Orrville, Ohio

Agencies Involved: Orrville Police Department

Details:

On March 1, 2011 officers of the Orrville Police Department responded to a 911 call from a female at 412 East Paradise Street in reference to a man brandishing a 9mm handgun.

As Officer Nate Maimone and Det. Jaime McGreal arrived on scene, a gunshot was heard from within the residence.  The officers then observed a male run out of the house with a firearm in his hands. The officers drew their weapons and ordered the man, later identified as Mylan Jones-DeHart, to the ground. Jones-DeHart put the handgun down and surrendered to the officers. Officers secured the firearm, a Hi-Point 9mm, and entered it into evidence.

Officers searched the residence and discovered a female inside. She indicated that the firearm was discharged during a struggle with the suspect. A 9mm shell casing was found inside the residence and a bullet hole was discovered in the ceiling.

Jones-DeHart was taken into custody and transported to the Orrville Police Department. Jones-DeHart was later found to be on felony probation for trafficking in cocaine. His probation officer was contacted and his probation was violated. He was transported to the Wayne County jail as a result of the probation violation.

The case will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for consideration of several felony charges.

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