HOGANSBURG Two Akwesasne men arrested in connection with a March 16 shooting that took place on St. Regis Road in Akwesasne have waived their right to a preliminary hearing, Franklin County District Attorney Derek P. Champagne said.
Edward Logan, 24, and John D. Logan Jr., 27, remain held in the Franklin County jail, Malone, on charges of first-degree assault, a class B felony.
Mr. Champagne said John Logan will be charged only as an accomplice, meaning he will receive a lighter sentence if he is convicted.
If convicted, Edward Logan will be a second felony offender. He is on probation for possession of a narcotic drug.
Edward Logan is alleged to have shot Chance H. Thompson, 28, of Cornwall Island, Ontario, in the leg after Mr. Thompson ejected him from an early-morning gathering, so he returned with John Logan and fired at people leaving the residence.
We dont believe it was in any way a robbery or related to a drug transaction, Mr. Champagne said at the time.
An Akwesasne resident who lives on St. Regis Road said he heard 10 to 15 gunshots about 8 a.m. March 16 and later saw St. Regis Tribal Police put someone in handcuffs and drive away.
I dont know what to think, said Rarahkwisere, the Mens Council Wolf Clan representative. I dont know whats involved here.
Rarahkwisere said immediately after the shooting he saw a man with a limp get into a Cadillac Escalade and drive off.
When they arrived at the scene, police observed a large number of spent ammunition casings in the driveway and a blood trail from the driveway to the front door of the residence. The residence was empty.
At 8:29 a.m. the same day, Mr. Thompson went to the Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance Station in Akwesasne, Quebec, and was taken by ambulance to Cornwall Community Hospital for treatment.
If convicted of the assault charge, Edward Logan could face a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison.