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Steubenville shooting suspect appears in court

Updated: Tuesday, December 3 2013, 03:09 PM EST

By: Jennifer Black

After months on the run, a Steubenville man wanted in connection with two separate shooting incidents in Jefferson County appeared in court Tuesday.

Torrance "Marley" Lyda, formerly of Chicago, was arraigned in Jefferson County Court on Tuesday morning.  

Lyda was issued a secret indictment by the November grand jury in connection with two incidents. 

The first shots fired incident occurred in July 2012.  He’s also accused of shooting a man during a separate incident in September 2013.

According to Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin, Steubenville police arrested Lyda at the Speedway in Steubenville on Nov. 23.

“They're going to run for a while, but eventually they're going to make a mistake and they're going to be captured and brought to justice,” Hanlin said.

Lyda faces four charges: two counts of felonious assault with a firearm specification and two counts of having weapons while under disability.

“Both of these shootings happened in broad daylight, happened in residential neighborhoods where there are lots of families, lots of children,” Hanlin said.

Two other men allegedly involved in the September incident -- Anthony Elmore and William Ross -- appeared in court last month for their arraignments.  Both men remain in jail on $50,000 bond.

“We need for all of these shots fired and shootings to come to an end, and this is a good first step,” Hanlin said.

Because Lyda was on the run, the prosecutor asked the judge to set Lyda’s bond at $200,000 to ensure that he is available for his next court appearance.  

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Steubenville shooting suspect appears in court

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