Lima man arraigned on attempted murder charge


By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



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Andre White, 39, of Lima, entered pleas of not guilty Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to charges of attempted murder, felonious assault and the discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises. White was indicted by the recent session of the grand jury.

Andre White, 39, of Lima, entered pleas of not guilty Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to charges of attempted murder, felonious assault and the discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises. White was indicted by the recent session of the grand jury.


LIMA — A Lima man who police say discharged a handgun at close range toward another individual was arraigned Thursday morning in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Andre White, 39, was indicted by the recent session of the grand jury on charges of attempted murder, a first-degree felony with a three-year firearm specification; felonious assault, a second-degree felony with a three-year firearm spec; and discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises, a third-degree felony.

According to an affidavit filed by Detective Matt Woodworth of the Lima Police Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. May 12, police responded to The Callahan bar, located at 113 E. Spring St. in Lima, in reference to a report of shots being fired. Upon their arrival at that location, officers spoke with Timothy Callahan, the owner of the business.

Callahan said a black male known as “Dollar Bill” and later identified as White exited a vehicle in front of the business and fired three shots from a handgun at another male before walking back to his vehicle and driving west on Spring Street.

The man toward whom White reportedly fired his weapon was identified as Javionte Gilcrease, according to court records.

Security video footage from the business showed Gilcrease standing in front of the bar. White stopped his vehicle in front of the business, exited and walked to the front of his vehicle, brandishing a black revolver. Three unknown males walk toward White, and Gilcrease walks behind them, court documents show.

Woodworth’s report states that “Dollar Bill” raised the revolver and fired three shots towards Gilcrease. The unknown males reportedly attempted to stop White from shooting but were unable to do so.

No one was struck by the gunfire.

Callahan identified White and told police he was “100% sure” he was the man who fired the shots.

A pretrial hearing for White was scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 1.

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Andre White, 39, of Lima, entered pleas of not guilty Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to charges of attempted murder, felonious assault and the discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises. White was indicted by the recent session of the grand jury.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_Andre-White-video-plea.jpgAndre White, 39, of Lima, entered pleas of not guilty Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court to charges of attempted murder, felonious assault and the discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises. White was indicted by the recent session of the grand jury.

By J Swygart

jswygart@limanews.com

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