By Bonnie Culverhouse
A local man, arrested with others in the Ewell Park shooting incident, was in 26th Judicial District Court Monday. His case has been continued until December.
Jaylon Jacoreion Teal, 23, was scheduled for status hearings on charges of Illegal Use/Possession/Control of Weapons – Crime of Violence and 4 counts of attempted second degree murder.
Teal and others arrested are alleged gang members who were reportedly shooting at one another in a gang war while there was an event at the city-owned park April 2 of this year.
According to the docket, unless he makes a deal, Teal has two possible trial dates – December 11 for the weapons charge and March 4, 2024 for the attempted second degree murder charges.
Teal has a background of weapons charges including one in 2019 for carrying a firearm on school property. He also had several charges of illegal carrying of weapons and possession of marijuana, as well as disturbing the peace by violence in 2020. All misdemeanor charges and illegal carrying of concealed weapons were dismissed in 2020.
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