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Vigilante justice meets Lady justice

Emil Whitis • Feb 28, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Two teenage boys allegedly broke into Whaley’s Judy Lane house at about noon Nov. 10, taking an Xbox and some video games. Neighbors spotted the boys and followed them to an East Farwell Street home, then called Whaley.

When Whaley, Martin and Larry showed up on Farwell Street, the boys were still outside. Martin told police he punched one of the boys in the face. As a second boy fled, Larry allegedly pulled a pistol and shot off a round.


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“We’re still not sure whether he was shooting at the boy or into the ground,” Sandusky police Sgt. Dana Newell said. “He tried to shoot again, but the cartridge jammed.”

Th e t h re e m e n tu r n e d t h e i r attention to the remaining boy.

“They took some money from the kid they caught,” Newell said. “That’s where the robbery charges come from.”

On hearing the gunshot, neighbors called police. When officers arrived, Larry was gone and Whaley and Martin told officers they had no idea who the shooter was. The two boys were also charged with burglary

The Erie County grand jury indicted 16 suspects Monday. An indictment is a formal charge and does not denote guilt or innocence.

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