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Charges withdrawn against teen in attempted homicide case

October 22, 2019 News Extra

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One of three teenagers arrested following a shooting last week in Cherry Township is no longer facing charges.

Henry A. Leroy, 19, of East Brady walked out of the Butler County Prison shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday after prosecutors withdrew felony charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

Before his release, he had been held on $100,000 bail.

Prosecutor Russ Karl, a Butler County assistant district attorney, said the charges were withdrawn Tuesday “for further investigation.” He would not elaborate.

He noted that Leroy could still face charges down the road, but again declined further comment. The state police investigator in the case did not immediately return a telephone call.

Along with Leroy, police arrested Adam J. Rodgers, 19, of Chicora and Tyler A. Martin, 17, of Slippery Rock in connection with the Oct. 17 shooting on New Hope Road. No one was injured.

This is an excerpt from an article in Wednesday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full report.

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