Felonious assault charges against Toledo man dropped after witnesses not found

Tyler Jones in court
Tyler Jones in court

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Felonious assault charges have been dropped against a Toledo man who last month saw murder charges against him dropped.

Tyler Jones, 19, was originally charged in a fatal shooting on Joffre Avenue May 25. Four people were shot, one – 22-year-old Sheymarr Noble - died. Charges against Jones were dropped, and another suspect, Michael Gaston, was arrested in August and charged with Noble's murder.

Jones has since been charged in another shooting that hurt two young girls. That trial was set to begin Monday, but the state was forced to drop charges after three key witnesses in the case could not be found after warrants were issued for their arrest.

The warrants remain active and police continue to look for them. Jones could be charged again if police find the witnesses.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that murder charges in the death of two little girls against Jones were dropped. That is incorrect. Jones was charged with felonious assault in that case as both girls recovered from the shooting.

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