Hearing delayed for teen charged in shooting at party

first_imgA decision has been delayed on whether to try a teenager as an adult in connection with a shooting.Samuel H. Dunn was arrested last month and accused of shooting two people at a party. He faces charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree attempted robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree.On Monday in Clark County Juvenile Court, Dunn waived his right to a speedy trial, pushing back by three weeks a hearing to determine if the 15-year-old should be remanded to Superior Court. Dunn, who has been in custody since Feb. 24, made his brief appearance alongside court-appointed defense attorney Michael Borge. He has no prior criminal history.Dunn will turn 16 in August, the age at which juveniles charged with serious violent offenses are automatically remanded to adult court. Young felons convicted as adults can face longer imprisonment in more secure facilities than juveniles. Clark County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Rick Olson has requested Dunn be tried as an adult. The allegations against Dunn stem from a Feb. 19 shooting at a home at 4213 N.E. 38th St. near the Bagley Downs neighborhood. Dunn was living in a nearby home, according to court documents.last_img

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