WARSAW — A shooting on May 28, 2017, left a 15-year-old boy in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the neck. Dylan Ray Lawson, 21, 920 Anchorage Road, Warsaw, was sentenced today, Jan. 4, for obstruction of justice during that incident.
In May 2017, emergency responders were called to Shamrock Mobile Home Park on the north side of Warsaw for a juvenile that had been shot. Upon arrival, police located a 15-year-old Warsaw boy, inside the mobile home, with a gunshot wound to the neck.
The initial investigation indicated that multiple people were inside the mobile home and a 9mm handgun was being handled by Amika Bolen when the handgun discharged. After the shooting, Lawson took the handgun and threw it in the woods near the mobile home park before police arrived.
Lawson then cooperated with police and the handgun was recovered.
Deputy Prosecuting attorney Brad Voelz recognized that Lawson was remorseful for his actions and is taking actions to correct the wrong doing.
Lawson’s attorney Benjamin Vanderpool stated that Lawson had panicked after the shooting, that he was “scared” and “freaked out.”
Judge David Cates sentenced Lawson to 1 1/2 years at the Kosciusko County Jail, suspending all but 90 days of that sentence. Lawson will receive five days jail time credit.
Bolen was sentenced in November 2017.