Two men in connection with a shooting on Powell Street have waived their right to a preliminary hearing and have been bound over to await the action of the Montgomery County Grand Jury.
Markevion Merritt and Denzel Demarion Forrest went before Judge Alan D. Lancaster Thursday morning in Winona Municipal Court.
Merritt surrendered to police, but there were no further details.
Merritt has been charged with aggravated assault and shooting into a dwelling. Merritt was represented by Jimmy Vance for bond and preliminary hearing only.
Forrest, represented by Morgan Jackson-Thompson, chose to waive his right to a preliminary hearing. Forrest’s bond was reduced from $250,000 to $25,000 and Lancaster granted a request that an ankle monitor be placed on him.
Merritt is the third man to have been arrested in connection with the shooting. Forrest and another man, Anthony Johnson, have been charged with aggravated assault and burglary. However, Merritt has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and shooting into a dwelling. Merritt’s bond is set at $100,000.
The facts state that on Thursday, May 12, officers responded to shots fired call at a home on Powell Street, where the victim Antonius Winters, 32, lives. Officer Milletello said MedStat EMTs and paramedics took Winters to Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital. He said he was then transferred to another healthcare facility with life-threatening injuries.
“He’s since been discharged from the hospital and is now at home,” Milletello said.
Milletello said at least one child was in the home when the shooting occurred. He said no other information about the case could be released at this time.