October 23, 2014

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Numerous indictments handed down in man’s death

Davion Strupe

Davion Strupe

ELYRIA — The night Davion Strupe was shot and killed in Westway Gardens Apartment police said a large group of people went looking for him because they suspected him as a drug dealer.

Now a Lorain County grand jury has handed down numerous indictments to the many people involved in the incident that led to the 24-year-old man’s July 1 death.

Police have named four men as the main instigators: Todd Wells, 21; Markus Martin, 26; Dean Martin Jr, 27; and Anthony Marcano, 22.

The younger Martin, who police said was a key player and forced his way past the resident at the Garden Street apartment Strupe was found in and began attacking him, faces the heftiest array of charges. His girlfriend, Iesha Newson, was also charged in the brawl.

Martin’s is an 11-count indictment that includes three different murder counts, all with special specifications that allege he had a gun and committed the actual murder. Martin, of Barbara Street in Elyria, also faces two counts of kidnapping, aggravated burglary, three counts of felonious assault, burglary and aggravated riot.

Wells, of Bath Street in Elyria, faces counts of murder, aggravated burglary, burglary, two counts of kidnapping and aggravated riot.

Dean Martin, of Elyria, faces seven felony counts including murder, two counts of kidnapping, aggravated burglary, felonious assault, burglary and aggravated riot. Marcano, of Cleveland, faces the same charges with an added count of felonious assault.

Several people face felony charges of aggravated riot, including Tyler D. Wells, Adrian E. Smith and Richard L. Webber. Newson was indicted on one count of felonious assault in addition to aggravating riot and Megan White faces four counts — tampering with evidence, aggravating riot and two counts of obstructing justice.

Police said the brawl stretched through the apartment complex and started when Strupe was allegedly seen selling drugs on Barbara Street, which led to an argument with Newson.

Police said Newson called her boyfriend, who arrived with several others.

Strupe was hunted down, dragged outside where he was punched, kicked and struck with paver bricks and a lawn chair. Police said Strupe was able to break away from the melee and flee, but stumbled and fell. He was shot as he tried to run away again.

Tristen Belfiore, 17, is accused of firing the shot that killed Strupe, who died before making it to the hospital.


  • SniperFire

    Don’t sell drugs yo.

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      • DonMega

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      • John Demirjian

        quit putting your crap pollution here.

  • Sis Delish

    Ban All Paver Bricks and Lawn Chairs!

  • Chan

    Still don’t understand why Newsome wasn’t charged with murder?

    • Bob

      You would think she would be charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder. But all she did was call her boyfriend. She had no idea that what happened would happen. So that is why she is only facing minor charges.

      In a perfect world, everyone charge with the brawl should be charged with murder. Their actions led to Strupe being killed. But that would be a perfect world.

      • elitefew

        I want no part of your “perfect world.” You and golf girl have no concept of the legal or judicial system and your ignorant comments prove it. You both need to move out of your mother’s basement and lay off the internet for a few. All creepy trollers should be arrested and given the death penalty.

        • Bob

          First off. Yawn!!!

          Second: That is a nice self important name you have there.

          Third. Are you truly that stupid to think that is what I think will happen. You know that is why I said, “In a perfect world.” I know just how F**Ked the justice system and the prison system are these days.

          But I guess you are so elite (slight chuckle) you can’t look past your on ignorance and see that other people might have a different opinion then yours.

          BTW here is the definition of a troll. Funny it sounds exactly like you.

          internet troll
          Web definitions
          In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response …

        • Starryeyes

          I would recommend you look into anger management before we are commenting on your misdeeds……….