Green Twp. PD arrest man for late July shooting

Posted at 4:11 PM, Sep 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-13 16:11:18-04

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Green Township police arrested a man early Sunday who was accused of shooting another man over the summer.

Police were called to the Cut Bar early Sunday morning with reports of a man with a gun in the parking lot. The suspect, Trevyn Laneal Smith, was also wanted in connection with a shooting that took place in late July in Springfield Township.

Smith, 27, attempted to give officers a false name and information when they arrived at the bar on Sunday, Green Township police posted on Facebook. He also wouldn't remove his hands from the front of his pants when police ordered him to do so.

After "mediating a peaceful resolution to a tense situation," police were able to apprehend and arrest Smith. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and falsification for Sunday's events. Police then discovered the open warrant for Smith's arrest on felonious assault charges.

Police said Smith shot a man in Springfield Township on July 27. The signed affidavit that recounted the incident said Smith tried to shoot the victim, Scottie Jackson, twice with a .38, but the gun jammed. The gun fired on the third attempt and the bullet ricocheted and grazed Jackson.

Smith has also been arrested on previous counts of disorderly conduct, possession and trafficking of marijuana and cocaine, public intoxication, aggravated menacing, domestic violence and assault.