November 24, 2014

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2 men indicted on murder charges in Elyria shooting

Andre Jackson

Andre Jackson

Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams

ELYRIA — Two Elyria men have been indicted on murder and felonious assault charges in the Jan. 5 shooting death of 22-year-old Antonio Spraggins.

Both Andre Jackson, 19, and Jordan Williams, 25, also face a gun specification in the case.

The grand jury that reviewed the case declined to indict a third man, 21-year-old Jeris Geiger of Oberlin, who initially was charged with murder in connection with Spraggins’ slaying.

Kenneth Lieux, Geiger’s attorney, said his client was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“Jeris was not involved in the shooting. He had no ax to grind with the victim,” Lieux said. “When the shooting broke out he was there, but he had nothing to do with it.”

Spraggins had been playing pool at the T&A Bar earlier in the evening before he was found shot to death in his car at the intersection of Foster and Lake avenues about 2:15 a.m. Jan. 5. Bullet holes were found in the driver’s side of the silver Chevrolet Equinox in which Spraggings, who was declared dead at the scene, was discovered. The vehicle was stuck in a snowdrift and its wheels were still spinning when it was found.

An autopsy determined that he died from a single gunshot wound to the torso.

Elyria police have said the four men knew each other but haven’t released a motive for the killing.

Geiger and Jackson were arrested at a Maple Heights home a few days after the killing. Williams was arrested in Elyria.

Williams and Jackson are scheduled to be arraigned next week.

Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or bdicken@chroniclet.com.


  • Mark B

    They are going to look good in cool aid make up

  • DonMega

    They feeling real stupid right now.

  • Lisa Jones

    we knew Jeris had nothing to do with this he was in the wrong place at the wrong time he is a good kid and raise by a strong mama we all got your Back Jeris good luck..

    • ekwaykway

      Isn’t the fact that he was an eyewitness to a murder and failed to report it a crime?

      • tomfeher

        yes, but he had a tough childhood, so he walks!