Alleged gangster not guilty on attempted murder charges

An Erie County jury has found Denarea Swain, 25, of Sandusky, not guilty of attempted murder in a decision handed down late Wednesday afternoon.
Andy Ouriel
Nov 11, 2011

 

An Erie County jury has found Denarea Swain, 25, of Sandusky, not guilty of attempted murder in a decision handed down late Wednesday afternoon.

The jury did, however, find Swain guilty of various other charges. They include engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, possession of crack cocaine, selling crack cocaine and two counts of having a weapon while under disability.

Swain faces a minimum of six years in prison and a maximum of 42 years, according to prosecutors.

Sandusky police testified that Swain shot into a crowd of people in June 2010 at Hancock and Neil streets during an episode of gang violence.

Read Thursday's Register for comments about the verdict from Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter and Swain's defense attorneys.

Comments

Darwin's choice

     Saggin.........................

clueless.....oramI

what does "saggin" mean?

streak

What a joke, he will end up there eventually.

SANDTOWNBOYZ

 @ clueless, unfortunately it is a racial slur. Obviously written by a child. If you spell it backwards you will see it. Idiots need to go play elsewhere. 

ilkyp

Nothing changes. He'll be out in 3 years and back at it again. Next time someone may die. Who's hands will the blood be on?

007

What the heck, what's a few more charges added to his resume!!

  1 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/12/2004
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: CRB0404815
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DIS CONDUCT
Case Type: Criminal 2 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/17/2005
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0501715
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal 3 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/31/2005
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0502693
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO OPER LIC
Case Type: Traffic 4 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 07/18/2005
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0502922
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal 5 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08/26/2005
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: CRB0503697
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: SOUND AMP VIOL
Case Type: Criminal 6 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/11/2005
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB0504446
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CONSUMING U/AGE
Case Type: Criminal 7 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08/26/2005
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD0504491
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: UNSAFE VEHICLE
Case Type: Traffic 8 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/11/2005
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: TRC0505164A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: O V I
Case Type: Traffic 9 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/11/2005
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: TRC0505164B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: 50/25 SPEED
Case Type: Traffic 10 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/09/2005
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0506087
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DRIVING U/SUSP
Case Type: Traffic 11 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 04/11/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0601382
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: OBSTRUCTING
Case Type: Criminal 12 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0601967
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CONSUMING U/AGE
Case Type: Criminal 13 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0601968A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: RESISTING ARR
Case Type: Criminal 14 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0601968B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: CONSUMING U/AGE
Case Type: Criminal 15 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0601968C
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal 16 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0601969
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: C C W
Case Type: Criminal 17 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0602350
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DUS FRA
Case Type: Traffic 18 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0602351A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DUS
Case Type: Traffic 19 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0602351B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: UNSAFE OPERAT.
Case Type: Traffic 20 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/10/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0604828
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DUS FRA
Case Type: Traffic 21 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/30/2006
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRA0605129
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: INTIMIDATION
Case Type: Criminal 22 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/30/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRA0605130
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: INTIMIDATION
Case Type: Criminal 23 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/30/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRA0605131
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: INTIMIDATION
Case Type: Criminal 24 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/30/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRA0605132
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: C C W
Case Type: Criminal 25 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/31/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0605153
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DUS
Case Type: Traffic 1 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/30/2006
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0605133
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: RESISTING ARR
Case Type: Criminal 2 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2009
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0901805A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal 3 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/22/2009
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB0901805B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: OBSTRUCTING
Case Type: Criminal 4 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 10/13/2009
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: CRB0904286
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: INTOXICATION
Case Type: Criminal 5 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/22/2009
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0905157
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DUS/FRA
Case Type: Traffic 6 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/17/2010
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB1000494
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal 7 Concerning: Swain, Denarea L
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/01/2010
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRA1004014
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: COMP TRAFFICKIN
Case Type: Criminal
wiredmama222

Wow, this is just another sad commentary on the lack of justice in the judicial system.  Well, the next time he will just have to kill one of us. I sure hope it isn't anyone I know or a cop. 

Tinker Bell

First of all I think that if the Jury found this young man NOT GUILTY! There is nothing else for anyone to say about the trial. Especially when I have witnessed a pattern of Unethical Activity within the JUDICIAL SYSTEM! Please concern yourself with what we as a community can do to assist each other and promote positive reinforcement. Clearly, there are a lot of things that have been in the DARK that are about to come to LIGHT!  Personally I pray that this young man has learned a lesson from this experience!

SimpleEnough

Who are you going to blame, the Jurist are the ones who found him not guilty.

419og

 how is it a lack of justice when he went to trial and a jury found jim not guilty the aron voltz case was a lack of justice he got away scott free i bet the state wont even pick his case up

Taxpayer

Here we go!  Let's BLAME the justice system.  Yeah, that will work!  You PEOPLE who voted for all this get what you DESERVE.  YOU are responsible for this.  NO ONE ELSE!  You got that?!  YOU are the ones who keep voting for the "status quo" over and over so this is what you get.  Come on!  Where does the jury pool come from?  VOTERS!  The majority of people in this county and state are liberal democracks.  And you have the NERVE to complain about the system??  Ha! Ha!  Here is a tip for all of you who are clueless.  Another trial is coming up and both the prosecutor and defense are trying to "figure out" the selection of a jury.  What does THAT tell you?  "Duh, weez be needs to BLAME dat judge, BLAME da prosecutor, da lawyers, BLAME da po po!"  The responsibility rests solely on the JURY!  The PEOPLE!  Yes, that means YOU!  What a bunch of liberal crybabies.  It IS a sad commentary.  Don't like it?  EAT IT!  It is a true reflection of our society.  Here is a tip for you losers.  More is yet to come!  How is that "hope and change" and "spreading the wealth around" working out for YOU??  Ha! Ha!          

sanduskysteve

Taxpayer - not sure where you are coming from in most of that rant.  Typical garbage coming from a republican/conservative - and more throwing around opinions that have nothing to do with the situation.  What exactly does "hope and change" and "spreading the wealth around" have to do with this case?  I completely agree with you about the jury is who found this guy not guilty of that one charge - and so it is their doing - and not the judicial system - but where the judicial system failed apparently is in presenting a strong enough case that the jury was able to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt - they were able to find him guilty of all of the other charges.  You can either blame the prosecutor for being not ready or the defendant's attorney for taking advantage of the failure of the prosecutor.  This is how it should be looked at - I'm not sure this is a "liberal" or "conservative" issue here is it?  I mean really now...  Unless you were there in court you wouldn't know what actually was presented against this defendant or how his lawyer defended the evidence.  Remember in a criminal case, it's beyond a reasonable doubt...

Basic law school - 101.

Typhani03

Im not justifying what he did but, 42 yrs is a bit extreme!!

czechurself

The charges on Swains' record seem to be from instances were he was seen driving and the police were already aware that he had no license.  When he was pulled over he was charged with loud music and for driving in an unsafe vehicle.  These are not criminal activities. 

He was on two accounts also in posession of a weapon and driving under the influence.  We are aware of LE who have been guilty of the same. 

Intimidation, disorderly conduct, also, LE have been foung guilty.  Defiant conduct, sure, but gang related activity?  I suppose not since no one accused Wlodarsky, Burns, Johnson, or Williamson of being in a gang, rather, we call this the "brotherhood".    

On one occasion Swain was charged with complicity to trafficking, meaning being associated with.  I can recall instances of adminstrators, public officials, and lawyers themselves in this community that have been investigated for drug abuse. 

I dont condone any of these activities, I am just pointing out that race nor economic staus nor political affiliation do not allude to illicit behaviors.

Taxpayer will BLAME a liberal community for its lack of reinforcement.  I would say that conservation is as much to blame if you do nothing to promote change but instead preserve what is the staus quo.  Be productive and create a productive society.  In humanity lies hope.