3 charged in shooting, rape suspect indicted

STEUBENVILLE – Three men charged in connection with an April 16 shooting in the area of Tweed and Lincoln avenues and a Wintersville man charged with rape were among the 11 people indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday.

Marlin E. Hartman, 29, of 261 Clinton Ave., Mingo Junction, David Hanlin Jr., 23, of 988 McKinley Ave., and Carey L. Bailey Jr., 32, of 295 Nelson Drive were each indicted on single counts of attempted murder and felonious assault, each with a firearm specification, and tampering with evidence.

Police were notified after Zachary Willis, 33, of 1175 county Road 28, Steubenville, was brought to Trinity Medical Center West for treatment of the gunshot wounds on April 16.

Officers went to the scene of the shooting and found seven spent 9 mm shell casings and drops of blood.

Willis was taken by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Hanlin and Hartman were arrested by Mingo Junction Police at Hartman’s residence shortly after the shooting. Bailey was arrested by City Police later on the day of the shooting.

Andre L. Wade, 33, of 309 Orchard Place, Wintersville, was indicted on single counts of rape, possession of drugs and misdemeanor assault.

Wade was arrested by Wintersville Police on April 5 following an investigation into an assault on a male teenager and the alleged rape of a 17-year-old female in a wooded area behind the football field at the Indian Creek High School.

Police were notified shortly before 5 p.m. on April 5 of the assault and rape. Both the male and female teenagers were taken to Trinity Medical Center West for an examination and treatment.

The male teen said he was talking to his girlfriend in the wooded area when Wade told the couple they were on his property, according to testimony at Wade’s preliminary hearing in Wintersville county court. The boyfriend said Wade then punched him in the face and began to sexually assault the girl.

Wade continued to assault the boyfriend, while the girlfriend told Wade to do whatever he wanted as long as Wade stopped assaulting her boyfriend,

The boyfriend and girlfriend went to the school gym, where play practice was being held, and told a teacher what happened. The teacher then called 911, the boyfriend said.

Wintersville Police Sgt. Shawn Gegick said he was looking for a suspect in the rape investigation when he saw Wade in a vehicle on Orchard Place with two other people. Gegick said Wade had on clothes matching the description of the assailant. Wade then was taken into custody.

Brandon T. Garrison, 23, of 310 S. Fifth St. and Devin M. Williams, 27, of 1235 Wellesley Ave. were indicted on gun charges after a City Police officer stopped a group of men walking in the middle of Carnegie Avenue.

Garrison was indicted on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon and having a weapon under disability. Williams was indicted on a charged of carrying a concealed weapon.

A Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy arrived as backup and saw a gun in the rear pocket of one of the men.

Williams was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Police reported another man, Garrison, tried to take off running but was caught by officers. He also was carrying a handgun. Garrison pleaded guilty in 2010 to carrying a concealed weapon and was sentenced to six months in prison. He then was given a lifetime weapons disability.

Hakeem Herbert, 22, of 458 Spring Ave. and Lonnie L. Smith Jr., 31, of 1106 Claire Ave. were each indicted on one count of tampering with evidence and three counts of having a weapon as a convicted felon.

Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said Herbert and Smith were indicted in connection with a shooting near Club 106 on South Street on Oct. 27. She said a shot grazed a man on the side of the head. Hanlin said the men weren’t indicted for the shooting, which she said remains under investigation.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

Martha R. Holloway, 28, of Jewett, possession of drugs.

Aubrey A. Jeskey, 20, of 529 Linden Ave., receiving stolen property.

Jeffrey L. Hawkins Jr., 38, of 1515 Ridge Ave., having a weapon while under disability.