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Police nab November shooting suspect

January 17, 2018 News Extra

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Marc A. Latimore

A New Castle man wanted in an assault-turned-shooting in Penn Township last fall was arrested Tuesday night in Butler.

City police nabbed 41-year-old Marc A. Latimore without incident at a crowded house on the 200 block of Cleveland Street.

An anonymous call led officers to the home about 10:30 p.m., said Butler police Capt. James Hollobaugh.

Latimore was arraigned Wednesday morning on felony assault and other charges, and is being held in the Butler County Prison on $100,000 bail.

The defendant had been the subject of an arrest warrant since an altercation Nov. 12 at a rental house on Winters Road in Penn Township.

The alleged victim, a 37-year-old pregnant Slippery Rock woman, told Penn Township police that her mother about 1:20 a.m. had driven her to the house where as many as 10 other people, including Latimore, were attending a party.

At some point, according to court documents, Latimore allegedly struck the woman and knocked her to the floor. The victim left the house and headed back to her mother's car at the end of the driveway.

The woman recounted that she heard three gunshots that she believed were “near” her, police said.

“The victim reports that she looked back,” documents said, “and could see the male with the gun as the same male who assaulted her in the residence.”

Investigators said other witnesses corroborated the woman's account of gunshots. No one was struck by the gunfire.

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