October 30, 2014

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Man pleads guilty to December shooting in Elyria, gets 10 years

ELYRIA — A man accused of shooting another man in the abdomen in December has plead guilty to attempted murder and several other unrelated charges in exchange for a 10-year prison term.

Grandberry

Grandberry

Jeffrey Grandberry, 26, was found guilty of shooting Tito Miller on Dec. 20 during an argument on Second Street in Elyria, according to his attorney, Anthony Manning.

Manning said the state agreed to roll the charges against Grandberry into one 10-year prison term in exchange for a guilty plea.

In addition to the felonious assault and weapons charges Grandberry was facing from the shooting, he was on bond while awaiting trial on unrelated charges of burglary, safecracking and theft in one case and attempted robbery, attempted theft and carrying a concealed weapon in another case.

On the day of the shooting, Grandberry and two women went to Miller’s apartment due to a problem one of the women had with Miller’s wife, police have said.

The argument turned physical after Miller’s wife and the woman who was angry with her went outside.
Miller came downstairs and was shot once by Grandberry, although neither Miller nor Grandberry was involved in the fighting.

After being shot, Miller and his wife went back into their apartment and called 911. Grandberry and the two women fled the scene, according to police.

Grandberry has an extensive criminal record, including convictions for resisting arrest, vandalism, assault on a police officer and attempted robbery.

Manning said Grandberry will be sentenced Friday.

Contact Kaitlin Bushinski at 329-7144 or kbushinski@chroniclet.com.