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West Side Suspects Do Not Go Before Judge

Reported: Apr. 4, 2014 9:57 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 4, 2014 11:08 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kennie Bass) -- Two men accused of being involved in the recent West Side shootings were scheduled to be in court Friday.

However, neither made an appearance.

Aric Adams, 20, and Justin Davis, 22, were arrested March 25 in connection with a West Side shooting.

They were scheduled to appear before Kanawha County Magistrate Julie Yeager on Friday for preliminary hearings but neither went before the judge - each for a different reason.

Adams, from Buffalo, N.Y., was originally charged with felony wanton endangerment.

However, since he allegedly fired shots within a thousand feet of J.E. Robbins Elementary School, prosecutors said his case is now moving to federal court.

“The federal prosecutor's office has filed a detainer because the shooting occurred within 1,00 feet of a school,” Kanawha County Assistant Prosecutor Ken Starcher said. “It occurred within a thousand feet of J.E. Robbins and Stonewall. He's not only facing federal charges, our office is still, we can file charges with the grand jury and he'll be indicted on those.:

Davis, who is from Charleston, is also charged with felony wanton endangerment.

He didn't appear because his lawyer worked out a lower bond in exchange for the hearing waiver.

Davis' bond went from $25,000 cash only to $10,000. He is no longer listed on the regional jail website.

However Adams is still incarcerated and is now listed as a federal inmate.



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