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Hannibal man pleads to gun charge, gets four years

Posted: Apr. 16, 2018 5:20 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Myron Mahaney has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to four years in prison for unlawful use of a weapon by firing a gun into a dwelling on Nov. 29, 2017.

Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton said Mahaney, 18, was originally charged with assault in connection with the shooting of Earnest Robinson, 56, of Hannibal.

"There is no longer a factual basis to continue to charge Mahaney with assault and armed criminal action. Mahaney admitted to law enforcement to firing into the vacant house," Clayton said.

Tion Dorsey, another defendant in the case, was identified by the shooting victim as the person who shot him. Dorsey, 28, continues to face charges of assault and armed criminal action involving the same incident.

Hannibal police reported they were called to the 2600 block of St. Marys Ave., after shots were fired last November. They found Robinson with a gunshot wound to his arm. He was treated at the scene by Marion County EMS.

Dorsey was later taken into custody and held in the Marion County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond. Mahaney was arrested at a later date.

Dorsey's case is pending.

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