Trial continues Monday for botched robbery suspect

Trial continues next week for a man accused of opening fire on Madison Street during a robbery turned sour earlier this year.
Jessica Cuffman
Oct 28, 2012


Tion Swain, 23, appeared in court Friday in plain clothes, a black pinstripe button down shirt and black slacks, facing charges of complicity to commit felonious assault, complicity to commit aggravated robbery and having a weapon under disability.

Swain, with three other Sanduskians, is accused of trying to corner and rob a 41-year-old Cleveland man on Madison Street on Jan. 9.

He and Keith Alexander, 21, allegedly were waiting for Derek Jackson when he pulled up and parked after picking up Ashlei Kimble-Palmer from the Sail Inn.

Kimble, then girlfriend of Justin Stowers, 22, already convicted for orchestrating the crime, allegedly asked Jackson to come to Sandusky.

Erie County assistant prosecutor Mary Ann Barylski asked Kimble who the shooters were on Madison Street that night.

She positively identified Alexander as one of the masked men who tried to rob Jackson, and she said Jackson fired back when shots broke out.

But whether Swain was a third shooter that night, Kimble said she could only assume.

"I don't know if it was Tion or Justin," she said.



The look of trash




How do the guys taking the mug shots keep from slapping the hiss out of them????

Peachy Keen

Arrogant little creep. Thinks he's really sumthin', doesn't he?


Look at the size of those nostrils, by the end of this week he"ll be wishing he took that plea deal..


I'm with you..I will never understand WHY he didn't accept the plea deal. Wow !!


U alredy no u b a prety boy. wachu think dey gon do on dat prety face?


Just too scary. lmfao. Next time we see this punk, he'll have on bright red lipstick to go with those pretty little dreds.

Don S

He will be serving time with the man. The BIG man in the corner !!!! LOL


Assumption definitely isn't enough for a conviction. If all they have is palmers assumption testimony, all charges will be dismissed.


He'll get a slap on the wrist and be back out on the street in 18 months. You watch. His arrogant face knows it already.

Thinks he's all that and then some


What a punk.


Hey Tion, you smug thief and scum criminal. You are gonna be cool man when those big daddy's get ahold of you in prison. I hope that smirk gets knocked off that mug of yours.