One of the vital accused aggressors in an argument that culminated with an exchange of gunfire in Barnesville continues to be set for trial March 1. The defense is in the procedure of obtaining medical institution statistics regarding the case.
Mitchell Tristan Dalton Metzler, 32, of 12825 Battleridge highway, Cambridge, seemed for a standing convention Monday earlier than Belmont County ordinary Pleas judge Frank Fregiato. he’s charged with one count of felonious assault with a gun and two counts of aggravated menacing, both of which allegedly befell may also sixteen. The firearm specification carries a mandatory sentence of three years consecutive to any other sentence if he’s convicted.
The incident came about on Franklin highway in Barnesville, at the domestic of Greg Sears. in line with law enforcement, Sears and Dalton Metzler had been having a dispute for some time, allegedly on account of a relationship between Dalton Metzler and Sears’ estranged spouse, Chelsea Sears. throughout an incident earlier that evening, both allegedly had been worried in a actual altercation where Dalton Metzler had brandished a firearm. Investigators say Dalton Metzler lower back later within the evening together with his brother, Michael Smith.
Smith reportedly attacked Sears when he opened the door, but Sears had armed himself. in accordance with studies. Sears shot Smith and Dalton Metzler allegedly fired his personal gun into the Sears’ dwelling. Sears then apparently shot Dalton Metzler.
the two wounded men drove themselves to the health center and were later flown by way of clinical helicopter to a Pittsburgh clinic. A bullet reportedly was retrieved from the Sears residence. Prosecutor Dan Fry cited that the occupants of the house, together with a juvenile, had been placed in grave danger all over the disagreement.
Smith has considering been arraigned in Belmont County Western Division courtroom. he’s charged with assault, and his subsequent court docket look is scheduled for March 13.