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Uniontown man charged, jailed in fatal shooting

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Sunday, May 13, 2012, 10:52 p.m.
 

A Uniontown man was jailed on criminal homicide charges in connection with the shooting death of a Uniontown man early Sunday in a city housing complex, authorities said.

The suspect, Kurtavius Jermon Smith, 26, was being held in the Fayette County Prison after police charged him with shooting Marlin Crawford, 28, in the head shortly after 4:30 a.m. outside a residence in the Pershing Court housing complex, Uniontown police Chief Jason Cox and a prison spokesman said. Smith was arraigned at Fayette County's booking center, a police spokesman said.

Crawford died at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., where he had been flown by medical helicopter after first being taken to Uniontown Hospital, police said. A spokesman for the medical examiner for Monongalia County, W.Va., could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Before Smith's arrest, Cox said police were conducting interviews to determine what happened. Police said serveral gunshots were fired outside the housing complex.

Smith had been held in the Fayette County Prison on Jan. 31 on charges of drug possession with intent to deliver, but was released on $26,000 bond on Feb. 7. He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on those charges before District Judge Michael M. Metros of Uniontown on May 22.

While free on bail, Smith was arrested by Connellsville police on March 25 on charges of marijuana possession. He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday before Connellsville District Judge Ronald J. Haggerty Jr.

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