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Pair Involved In City Shooting Incident Indicted

Torrie Jones

Two Buffalo men, one of whom twice was denied a writ of habeus corpus seeking release from jail, have been indicted in connection to a shooting incident in Jamestown earlier this year.

A Chautauqua County grand jury last week returned indictments for Mikial Moore and Torrie Jones on second-degree criminal possession of a weapon charges. They were arraigned Monday in Chautauqua County Court, and both remain in jail after bail was set.

The Buffalo men have been incarcerated since a March 26 shooting in front of 707 Jefferson St. in Jamestown. A city man drove himself to UPMC Chautauqua for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after he was reportedly struck in the head.

An investigation by the Jamestown Police Department led to six arrests, including Moore and Jones.

During a search of the Jefferson Street home, investigators reportedly found four unlawfully possessed handguns along with 200 rounds of ammunition, 12 pounds of marijuana, 1.2 ounces of cocaine and around $4,000 in cash.

Mikial Moore

Due to the coronavirus pandemic that suspended most court functions, a preliminary hearing for Moore and Jones was delayed until May 21. Moore filed two writs of habeus corpus for release due to the delays in the case. Both were denied by state Supreme Court Judge Lynn W. Keane.

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