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Posted on: September 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] DA Stedman Details Findings of Warwick Township Road-Rage Investigation

DA Craig Stedman (LNP Photo)

After an investigation which included numerous interviews and repeated reviews of evidence gathered in the case, Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman has reached the following conclusion on a road-rage, non-fatal shooting May 6, 2015, in Warwick Township:

Stedman's office has not ruled the shooting justified, but determined criminal charges against neither James Mellinger Sr. or Darrel Smith Jr. could be upheld in court, beyond a reasonable doubt.

Here is some background on the case:

On May 6, 2015, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office became involved in an investigation of the shooting, which happened that day during a reported road-rage incident in Warwick Township.

Northern Lancaster Regional Police were primary investigators.

Specifically, the office was asked to review the case and render a ruling on justification for the shooting, and whether any criminal charges were, in our opinion, warranted.

After working diligently for the past few months, we reached a conclusion regarding the shooting and events that came before and after it.

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