2 Clairton men remain jailed for alleged shooting
A Clairton man acquitted by a jury last year for a 2007 murder and another city man have been held for court for the shooting of a couple returning from an ATM machine.
Parrish Linnen, 22, and Dakota Halcomb, 20, remain in Allegheny County Jail on attempted homicide and other charges as the result of a preliminary hearing before Glassport Magisterial District Judge Armand Martin last week.
The suspects are charged with attacking a 42-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman as they were returning home from an early morning trip to an ATM on Aug. 1. The woman was shot in the chest and the man was shot in the face.
The victims told police that, while they were at the machine, they observed three males, who followed them home. When the couple reached their Wylie Avenue residence, the men demanded the money. When the couple resisted, all three men began firing at them.
A third suspect, Taevon Carr, 17, of Clairton was held for court at a preliminary hearing last month.
In September 2012, a jury found Linnen not guilty of the death of Jody Burdette, 38, who was shot twice as she was walking home from the Uni-Mart along Miller Avenue in Clairton on Nov. 13, 2007.
It was a controversial outcome because Linnen's confession, recorded when he was 16, was not admitted at trial.
The gun that police believe was used in the shooting was found in Linnen's relative's home, but his confession was thrown out of court in May 2011 on constitutional grounds.
About a week after the Aug. 1 shootings, Halcomb turned himself in to police and Carr was apprehended in McKeesport. Linnen was arrested during a Sept. 11 traffic stop in Clairton.
Linnen and Halcomb will be formally arraigned on Nov. 20.
Carr's formal arraignment is set for Oct. 22.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Twin Rivers Intermediate students get hands-on science lessons
- Overall Mon-Yough homicide stats remain steady
- 2 firefighters injured battling Munhall blaze
- West Mifflin thrift store sells winning lottery ticket
- Former Century III Mall general manager waives charges
- Steel Valley school directors honor new San Francisco 49ers head coach Tomsula
- 3 arrested in recent McKeesport business burglaries
- Sides meet for arbitration in East Allegheny teacher contract dispute
- Clairton City School District directors cap possible 2015-16 tax hike at 3 percent
- Lebanon Road businesses feel pinch from another road project
- Negotiator hopeful in East Allegheny teacher talks