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Tue., 12:04pm: Man wanted for questioning in Sunset shooting remains in Franklin County

March 5, 2013
Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

Orlonzo Murry, a Warren man wanted by city police on a weapons charge and for questioning in the Jan. 1 fatal shooting at the Sunset Lounge, remains in the Franklin County Jail, staff there confirmed today.

Warren Police Chief Timothy Bowers said today local authorities were waiting this morning for word from Columbus to determine when, and if, they can pick him up and bring him back to Trumbull County.

A representative at the Franklin County Jail said she could only confirm that Murry is still there, but for security reasons could not say if there are any plans in the works to move him, or for him to be released.

On Monday, authorities in Franklin County said if Murry, 26, is able to post his $10,000 bond, he can be freed. However, he would be required to turn himself in to Warren police. Otherwise, Warren police have the option to go to Franklin County and take him into custody.

Warren police said they are not treating Murry as a suspect in the Jan. 1 shooting but as a ``person of interest'' wanted on a separate firearms charge.

Police said based on their investigation they believe Murry was at the East Market Street club at the time of the shooting. The club has since closed.

Murry, who was arrested about 2 a.m. Saturday in Columbus by U.S. Marshals, was wanted on a warrant on the charge of having a weapon in a liquor establishment -- the Sunset Lounge.

Municipal Court records show the warrant for Murry was issued Jan. 15. It lists a Bennett Avenue N.W. address for him.

Warren police confirmed they had been looking for Murry since shortly after the shooting and realized he had left the area. Police said they do not know why Murry was in Columbus and are not aware of any ties he has to that area.

Cory Blackwell, 25, of Warren was fatally shot after a fight broke out on the dance floor of the controversial club during a New Year's party, according to police reports. The shooting also left a Warren woman wounded in the foot. Police found Blackwell outside the bar.

No other arrests have been made in the case.

 
 

 

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