Joe Mixon's sister and sister's boyfriend indicted in shooting that injured teen
Joe Mixon's sister and her boyfriend have been indicted in connection to a shooting March 6 outside of the Bengals' running back's Anderson Township home.
Lamonte Brewer is charged with felonious assault, tampering with evidence and having weapons under disability. He is accused of firing 10 shots in the incident, striking a 16-year-old boy in the foot. Shalonda Mixon is charged with tampering with evidence and obstructing justice. Investigators say she picked up shell casings at the scene.
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You are a fugitive from justice (meaning you have escaped or avoided arrest or prosecution), have been charged or convicted of a violent felony offense.
You have been charged or convicted of a felony drug offense that involved illegal drug possession, sale, distribution, or trafficking, you are dependent on drugs or are in danger of being dependent on drugs.
You are a chronic alcoholic, have either been determined by the court to be mentally incompetent, mentally defective, or mentally ill or have been ordered by the court to live at a mental institution.
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In a press conference held Thursday afternoon, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers said Joe Mixon had a weapon at the time of the shooting, but did not fire and did not commit a crime.
In a statement provided to NFL Network, Joe Mixon's agent, Peter Schaffer, said his client returned from California on the day of the shooting.
He added that Joe Mixon and his physical therapist saw people running through the neighborhood with what appeared to be firearms, but they were playing dart wars with toy guns. Schaffer reiterated that his client did not commit a crime.
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"Joe hates that a young adult was injured during this incident. He has been involved in youth activities in various capacities since joining the Bengals and calling Cincinnati home. His goal has always been to help our youth, not harm them," the statement reads.
One of Joe Mixon's first phone calls was to the Bengals security team, according to the prosecutor.
Powers said Brewer and others should have been able to tell that the juveniles were carrying toy weapons. "This is clearly a toy," she said, displaying the green and gray plastic rifle.
Powers said Joe Mixon had been receiving threats on social media lately, heightening concerns for Mixon as the juveniles surrounded his yard with the toy weapons in the game organized by many area students. The game involves pairs of teams that face off against each other in a bracket-style elimination.
Shalonda Mixon was arrested by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team on Thursday afternoon in the 1400 block of Hilltree Drive in Anderson Township, according to Charles Sanso, a supervisor with the U.S. Marshals Service.
Sanso said authorities are still searching for Brewer.
The prosecutor said Brewer has a "lengthy" criminal record including drug and weapons offenses as well as "offenses of violence."
Powers said Joe Mixon was in the yard with Brewer, but that Brewer was acting independently.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Mixon's sister, her boyfriend indicted