Howland Police Department seeks order to use $21,660 seized during murder investigation

Staff report


The Howland Township Police Department has filed a lawsuit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court seeking the right to use $21,660 that was seized during the investigation into the murder of Cameron Murray, 21, Dec. 23, 2008, at his Sandpiper Trail apartment.

The filing, handled by an attorney for the county prosecutor’s Office, says the police department believes the cash was related to criminal activity.

The money has not been claimed for more than two years since the conviction of the two men police believe were involved in the killing, the filing says.

Michael Ahladis, 24, of Jefferson Street Southwest, was sentenced to 14 years in prison in December 2009 for his role in Murray’s death, saying he drove a car containing Oryan Miller, 20, of Hall Street Northwest and Delshawn Scrivens, 25, to Murray’s apartment the night of the murder.

Scrivens was killed as a result of the gunfight that ensued. Miller was sentenced to 18 years to life in the murder.

Investigators said Miller and Scrivens went to Murray’s apartment, which is just west of Howland High School, to rob him but got into a gunbattle with him instead, resulting in fatal wounds to Murray and Scrivens.

Miller suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

The filing names as defendants Deidra A. Murray of Warren, mother of Cameron Murray; and unknown heirs, next of kin and administrators of the estate of Cameron Murray.

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