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Teen suspect in Willard shooting to be tried as adult

Jessica Cuffman • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Michael Mason, 17, was arrested May 30 after a two-hour manhunt that locked down Willard Schools as police tried to track him down when his mother called 911.

He's accused of firing a single shot at his mother with a .22-caliber handgun inside the family's home at 23 N. Main St. in Willard.

Mason fled the home and his mother called 911. Police found him hiding in a home in the 500 block of W. Pearl St. after one of the boy's friends told them where he was. He also carried an orange backpack, which contained the gun and a single spent shell casing.

Prosecutors charged Mason with attempted murder, and his case was bound over to adult court. A grand jury returned a formal indictment against him Friday.

An indictment does not denote guilt or innocence. Other indictments handed down by a Huron County grand jury:

• Quran Bowman, 35, first block Glover St., Norwalk, domestic violence.

• Kenneth Leroy Ansel II, 18, first block E. Hollow Drive, receiving stolen property.

• Jamie Brady, 20, 4100 block River Road, Norwalk, tampering with evidence.

• Brenda Burke, 44, 1500 block Rolling Meadows Drive, Vermilion, domestic violence.

• Pedro Daniel Contreras, 18, first block Bouscay Ave., Norwalk, attempted burglary.

• Shaun M. O'Donnell, 28, 100 block Milan Ave., Norwalk, possession of heroin.

• Alexander Hall, 24, 200 block N. Conwell Ave., Norwalk, failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer.

• Kristy Dunn, 30, first block of Grand Ave., Norwalk, intimidation of a witness.

• Elizabeth Holland, 21, 6000 block Zenobia Road, Wakeman, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and resisting arrest.

• Jack Napier, 50, of Sullivan, failure to appear.


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