2 arrests after Urbana duplex shooting

Staff report

Carly Bradley

Carly Bradley

Walter Ray

Urbana police on Monday announced charges against two people involved in a shooting at an Urbana duplex on Sunday afternoon.

Walter Eugene Ray, age 23, faces seven felonies, including three counts of felonious assault, one count of having weapons under disability, one count of carrying concealed weapons, one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and one count of trafficking in marijuana. He faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. He is currently lodged in the Tri-County Regional Jail.

Ray has an active warrant for domestic violence out of Clark County Municipal Court pending, in which Carly Bradley is listed as the victim.

Ray made his initial appearance Monday in Champaign Municipal Court via video arraignment.

A bond of $250,000 was set and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 23.

Bradley, age 23, was booked into Tri-County Regional Jail in connection with Sunday’s shooting. She is charged with a felony count of trafficking in marijuana.

Bradley made her initial appearance Monday in Champaign Municipal Court via video arraignment. A $5,000 bond was set and a preliminary hearing for Bradley is scheduled for June 23.

The shooting victim in the case, 27-year-old Jimmie Huffman, continues to be treated at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for injuries. He, along with his girlfriend Ashley Bradley, age 21, live at 620 S. Walnut St., as does their 1-year-old child. Ashley is the sister of Carly.

Carly Bradley arrived at the residence Sunday afternoon with Ray and fled the scene with him after the shooting, according to police. They were interviewed by Urbana police at Springfield Regional Hospital and again at the Urbana Police Division before formal criminal charges were filed against them for their part in this incident.

The arrests followed a manhunt for Ray on Sunday that stretched into the evening.

Police were dispatched to 620 S. Walnut St. at 4:18 p.m. on the report of a man being shot inside the residence.

Officers found the injured Huffman inside the home. Also in the home at the time of the shooting were Huffman’s girlfriend Ashley and their 1-year-old child, both of whom were uninjured in the shooting. Urbana Fire Division medics provided care to the shooting victim, who was transported by Medic Unit to the CareFlight hangar in Urbana, then airlifted to Dayton’s Miami Valley Hospital.

Police interviewed the victim at the scene of the shooting and again at Miami Valley Hospital and gathered evidentiary items from the scene.

Ray was taken by a family member to Springfield Regional Hospital later Sunday afternoon to be treated for injuries involved in an altercation at the Urbana home.

Urbana police were notified and responded to Springfield Regional Hospital where they interviewed Ray, then took him into custody for his involvement in the shooting.

Police say they recovered the weapon they believe was used in the shooting from a location in Springfield.

Carly Bradley
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/web1_bradley.jpgCarly Bradley

Walter Ray
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/web1_ray.jpgWalter Ray

Staff report