Skip to comments.OH:Self Defense Shooter's Gun Ordered Returned after 18 Months
Posted on 02/28/2014 4:43:47 PM PST by marktwain
The shooting occurred on October 19, 2012, at about 2:44 am and was a classic case of self defense and castle doctrine. The deceased was a violent convict that had a long history of crime and fighting, and had alcohol, cocaine, and Oxycodone in his system when he was shot.
His relatives complained vigorously when they found out that he was shot, claiming that "they did not have to shoot him".
On June 27, 2013, it was reported that Jack Dillon would not be charged. A grand jury had determined that his decision to shoot Jeffrey Carson fell within the castle doctrine in Ohio. It took over nine months for the investigation to work its way through the system. Now, at the end of February, more than eight months later, a court has ordered that Mr. Dillon's pistol be returned to him. The prosecutors did not oppose the return of the .45:
Prosecutors didnt oppose the return of the gun, which Dillon used to shoot 29-year-old Jeffrey Carson on Oct. 19, 2012, said Dillons attorney, Paul St. Marie.So why did it take eight months after the Grand Jury found that the shooting was justified to return the Dillon's property, property that they had used to defend themselves, when on the very night of the shooting, they had been confronted by the relatives of the man that they had shot?
As the yelling continued, Jessica Dillon, who lives next door, called the police at 9:37 a.m. to report that the burglary suspect's family members were outside 112 Water St. causing trouble, according to an Elyria police log.If the prosecutors had no problem with returning the Dillon's property, why didn't they do it eight months earlier? It smells suspiciously of attempted legalized theft of firearms, an all too common practice in the United States.
The couple yelled at Carson's family to get off their property. Carson's family members slowly backed away yelling that the Dillons didn't have to kill their brother.
Minutes later police showed up and de-escalated the situation and sent everyone on their way.
Looks like a nice weapon.
In the past, when someone got their firearm back, the gun was so rusted up it was useless.
My ex wife shot her boyfriend in my kitchen with my gun. It was murder IMO, but they ruled it self defense. It took about 18 months to get my gun back.
Give them time, next it will be if you use A weapon to defend yourself in your own home, the thugs will confiscate ALL the weapons in your house until further notice; for your safety
Frankly, I’m sure that is already the current policy in some places.
If the victim had died, it wouldn’t even have made it to the last pages of the newspaper.
The message: victim, we don’t give a damn about you.
What exactly do they do with the gun that takes 18 months?
I just boggle that you can condense so much potential story in such a short post.
Sounds like the first line in a detective novel.
Stonewall, give you the runaround, shuffle you between numerous different public servants. It cost me a lot of effort, but not any money. I guess I finally reached the right person or they just decided I wasn't going away.
Would she have been able to buy another gun?
It is a bit ironic but after a life threatening incident, you might need a firearm to defend yourself from vengeful family members, friends or the nutty public.
often times police write on the gun, parts of the ghun, people have had them returned with spray paint on parte, permannt marker marks on them and the barrels, due to “testing” issues.
Ex wife... good call there.
In 1993, a Police officer friend of mine shot AT a suspect with a sidearm that I loaned him while his was in the armory....Never made contact. I still haven’t gotten that pistol back. Not holding my breath.
I had the same thought. But the first sentence should be, "It was a dark and stormy night."
It takes that long to let it be known that who ever took the gun from the evidence room for his own use had better put it back because there is a lawsuit coming.
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