NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – The third suspect from a drive-by shooting in Niles Tuesday night turned himself in Thursday morning.
Anthony Butler faces a felonious assault charge for the shooting that happened around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday. He turned himself in just before noon Thursday.
“Obviously very happy about the speed with which we were able to get a resolution. We are still working on some charges right now we’re talking to atf about the firearms, there’s a couple issues we’re addressing with them,” said Capt. John Marshall, with Niles Police Department.
Dontavious Wallace, 25, of Warren, appeared by video in Niles Municipal Court Wednesday for his arraignment on a felonious assault charge. Judge Christopher Shaker set his bond at $250,000.
The charges against Wallace and Butler stem from the investigation into shots fired on Clay Street. Officers say at least 14 shots were fired.
One other person connected to the case turned herself in. Brandy Bajwa, 34, faces a complicity to felonious assault charge. She was given $100,000 bond.
Dispatcher: “911, where is your emergency?”
Dispatcher: “Hello, this is 911.”
Dispatcher: “What’s going on there?”
Caller: “Someone just shot my house up.”
Later on in the same call, a man got on the line and told dispatchers his child’s mother’s boyfriend drove by in a silver Volkswagen and shot at him.
“It seems to just boil down to a just a personal beef between the two,” said Niles police Capt. John Marshall.
Investigators say Wallace, Butler and Bajwa all drove to Clay Street in the car.
Police say a man called 911 reporting that the boyfriend of his child’s mother had driven past him in a silver Volkswagen and shot at him. Investigators say officers were able to use the city’s Flock camera system to locate the vehicle and notified Warren police officers.
“Almost daily, we’re able to show that these cameras work for us,” Marshall said.
Warren police then went to the address of the registered owner and found three people in the driveway. There, officers recovered two firearms that matched the type of spent shell casings found on Clay Street. One of the firearms had a defaced serial number.
They arrested Wallace. Police said more charges could follow.
No one was injured in the shooting.
Wallace is scheduled to be back in Niles Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing in a week.