First of five people pleads guilty to felonies stemming from Schaum Avenue shooting

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First of five people pleads guilty to felonies stemming from Schaum Avenue shooting

Dustan McDew looks to Judge Kelly Cottrill before pleading guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor on June 3.

Dustan McDew looks to Judge Kelly Cottrill before pleading guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor on June 3.

Christine Holmes

Dustan McDew looks to Judge Kelly Cottrill before pleading guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor on June 3.

Christine Holmes

Christine Holmes

Dustan McDew looks to Judge Kelly Cottrill before pleading guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor on June 3.

By Jessica Johnston, Assistant News Director

The first of five people charged with felonies in a shooting that occurred on Schaum Avenue pleaded guilty to his participation in the incident.

Dustan McDew, 23, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to one fourth-degree felony count of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle while loaded and one second-degree misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

At the beginning of April, officers with the Zanesville Police Department found McDew, who had an active warrant, unresponsive in a vehicle near 523 Schaum Ave., Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Ron Welch said in court.

Officers observed a shotgun inside the vehicle and attempted to get McDew out of the vehicle. McDew resisted until officers eventually took him into custody.

The gun was recovered, Welch said.

A joint recommendation by the State and McDew’s defense is that he serve 11 months in prison.

On April 1, a shooting occurred at 523 Schaum Ave., one person was left with likely non-life threatening injuries. On April 2, eight people were arrested in connection to the shooting. Six of the eight were charged.

Kashawn “Duda” Cox, 23, is charged with one second-degree felony count of felonious assault with a firearm specification, one third-degree felony count of tampering with evidence and one third-degree felony count of tampering with evidence. His trial is currently scheduled for July 30.

Richard “Miles” Green, 24, is charged with one count of obstructing justice, one count of tampering with evidence with a firearm specification and one count of tampering with evidence with no specification, all third-degree felonies. His trial is currently scheduled for June 13.

Mayson Brassfield, 24, is charged with one count of obstructing justice and one count of tampering with evidence with a firearm specification, both third-degree felonies. His trial is currently scheduled for June 13.

Emily Goodrich is charged with one count of obstructing justice with a firearm specification and tampering with evidence, both third-degree felonies. Her trial is currently scheduled for June 13.

Hayley Large was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, but, given that her charge is a misdemeanor, her case proceeded through Zanesville Municipal Court. She pleaded guilty and was ordered to serve 30 days in jail and be placed on probation for 12 months. Twenty days of her jail sentence were suspended, according to her court records.

According to Captain Scott Comstock with the Zanesville Police Department, Cox and Goodrich were taken into custody at the Super 8 hotel on National Road on April 2. The remaining suspects were apprehended by members of local law enforcement’s special response teams throughout the day April 2 at various locations.

McDew remains in the Muskingum County Jail on a $50,000 bond.