Troy man found guilty of Shooting into an Occupied Building

Published 8:53 am Friday, January 12, 2024

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On Jan. 11, at the conclusion of a three-day trail, Justin Perry Blair was found guilty of Shooting into an Occupied Building, according to a statement from 12th Judicial Circuit District Attorney James Tarbox.

According to Tarbox, testimony and evidence was presented at the trial – prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Jon Folmar – that showed that on Oct. 16, 2022, Blair and a co-defendant were involved in a “minor verbal altercation” at a residence in the 400 block of South Brundidge Street in Troy. According to the trial, after Blair and the co-defendant returned to their vehicle, Blair fired a dozen rounds towards the residence and evidence was presented that showed multiple occupied residences were struck by projectiles during the incidence. Blair is scheduled to be sentenced on March 13.

“I appreciate the work of Senior ADA Folmar in prosecuting this case,” Tarbox said. “It is important that as a District Attorney’s Office we take all cases seriously, but especially shooting cases. The safety of all citizens of the 12th Circuit is and will remain our priority when prosecuting crime.

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“We were fortunate in this incident that no one was struck with gunfire. The actions of this defendant could have seriously wounded or killed an innocent person. Our office is thankful for the jurors and their service in rendering the verdict today.”