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Bond is $25,000 for Blazey Trail Man Charged in Shooting

Danis Arthur accused of wounding his son

Bond for a Blazey Trail man accused  has been continued at $25,000. 

Danis Arthur, 57, entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment Monday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. As a condition of the bond, he is to have no contact with the victim.

Arthur arrested about 3 a.m. Oct. 16 after police were called to 12290 Blazey Trail by a woman who said someone had been shot.

His son, 23, who lived at the home, was shot in the leg, Detective Lt. John Janowski said. He was treated MetroHealth Medical Center.

Janowski said he did not know what started the argument between the two, other than that the son wanted to go out to get cigarettes.

Danis Arthur is claiming he shot his son in self-defense, Janowski said.

He was indicted on charges of felonious assault, defacing identification marks on a firearm and domestic violence.

A report said police received a 911 call about 2:35 a.m. from a male who said he was dying. Dispatchers were able to call back and talked to the victim's sister, who said she was taking her brother to the hospital.

When officers went to the house, the suspect called dispatch to ask what was going on. Dispatchers told him to turn on the front porch light and put his hands up.

He was arrested without further incident.

First pretrial is set for Nov. 23, according to Maria Russo, spokeswoman for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason.

George Sklinchar November 15, 2011 at 09:25 AM
This is yellow journalism. At an arraignment hearing, BY LAW, the only plea an accused person is allowed to make is "not guilty". If the accused tries to plead nolo contendre or guilty, he is advised by the Judge that this is not acceptable. Only at the pretrial hearing is the person allowed to plead anything different.

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