Clyde shooting suspect has previous murder convictions

CLYDE A Fremont man suspected in a shooting in Clyde was previously convicted of murder.
Sarah Weber
May 24, 2010

 

CLYDE

A Fremont man suspected in a shooting in Clyde was previously convicted of murder.

According to records at the Cook County, Ill., court offices, Lamont Brown, 51, was found guilty of two counts of murder in 1985 in the Chicago area. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison per count in January 1986.

Specific information about the killings was not available Tuesday, but Clyde Police Sgt. Mark Roach said Brown served 16 years before being released in 2003.

Brown is being held in the Sandusky County jail on a concealed weapon charge. Information linking him to a Nov. 13 shooting in Clyde that left another man in critical condition was presented to a grand jury on Tuesday.

If the grand jury decided to indict Brown on offenses related to the shooting, authorities said details would not be released until Brown is served with the charges. Officers at the Sandusky County jail said he had not been served with any additional charges as of Tuesday night.

Clyde police responded to a call about the shooting in a North Main Street trailer park at 3:51 p.m. Nov. 13.

Police found Carlos Popoca, 55, at the residence with a gunshot injury to his neck. Witnesses provided a description of the shooter -- a black man wearing a brown hat and driving a green Ford minivan.

Fremont police pulled Brown over at 4:05 p.m. and arrested him on a concealed weapon violation.