Murder suspect faces new charges

Staff report


A 24-year-old city man, who was arraigned last month on charges of murder, firing a gun into a habitation and eight counts of felonious assault, has been arraigned on new felony charges.

Jermaill Holloway, of Clarencedale Avenue, pleaded innocent Tuesday before Magistrate Daniel Dascenzo to rape, aggravated burglary and kidnapping charges pertaining to alleged events of Feb. 25, 2016, for which the Mahoning County grand jury indicted him last Dec. 22.

The magistrate deferred the matter of bond on the new charges to Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, to whom the new case and the homicide case are assigned.

Holloway was arraigned Dec. 13 in the March 20, 2016, slaying of 23-year-old Marquise Shelton, who police said was fatally shot after a dispute over a video game.

The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office said Shelton died of a gunshot wound to the chest, which pierced a lung.

A woman was shot in the shoulder in the same incident, but recovered.

The charges of firing into a habitation in the 400 block of Idora Avenue, where Shelton resided, and the felonious assault counts all stem from March 20, 2016.

Holloway, who is in Mahoning County jail, pleaded innocent to those charges, on which he was indicted Dec. 1.

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