Man charged in Tiberon Trials shooting wants new lawyer

2014-02-25T21:00:00Z 2014-02-25T22:33:08Z Man charged in Tiberon Trials shooting wants new lawyerLu Ann Franklin Times Correspondent
February 25, 2014 9:00 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point man charged with attempted murder in a shooting July 2 at a Calumet Township apartment complex wants to hire a new attorney.

Terry Lamarr Earvin, 25, appeared in Lake Criminal Court on Monday. A motion was presented to Judge Clarence Murray requesting that Earvin be allowed to hire defense attorney Walter Alvarez.

On Aug. 23, Earvin appeared in court without an attorney. Murray appointed public defender Adam Tavitas as Earvin’s attorney. The judge on Monday ordered Tavitas to remain as defense attorney until further order from the court.

Earvin and Raymon Lee Truitt II, 24, of Merrillville, are accused of shooting a man July 2 at the Tiberon Trails apartment complex.

The man went to the apartment complex that day to play basketball, according to court documents. When he was finished playing, he sat down outside one of the buildings.

The man heard yelling coming from a nearby building and saw two men walk toward him with handguns pointed at him, a probable cause affidavit says.

When the man got up to run, he felt pain in his upper right thigh and ran into a building, court documents state.

He recognized Truitt as one of the shooters because Truitt was an ex-boyfriend of a relative, according to court documents.

Earvin was arrested July 15 by Lake County sheriff’s police and is now free on bail. He is charged with attempted murder, a Class A felony; aggravated battery, a Class B felony; and battery, a Class C felony.

A jury trial for Truitt is set for April 7 in Murray’s court.

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