WARREN, Ohio –
Warren man released from jail after telling police shooter stole his identity
It’s a case of identity theft that left one man behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit- but now he’s been cleared in the case.
30-year-old Bryant Moore was arrested by Warren Police Wednesday evening- after he showed up to the police station to report his identity had been stolen.
According to a report, Moore and several family members arrived at the station saying that someone had stolen his identity to commit a crime.
Police say they ran Moore’s information and found he had two warrants, at which point he was arrested and taken to the Trumbull County Jail.
U.S. Marshals announced Wednesday that they were searching for Moore in connection to a shooting at a Warren laundromat from December 2018.
The shooting happened at Sac Of Suds laundromat on Summit Street Northwest on December 23rd.
A 911 caller reported three men arguing, and soon after, they heard gunshots
The suspects and the victim, identified as Ronald Butler then took off, according to initial reports.
Butler advised he was hit in the leg by “bullet debris” but did not request medical attention.
Butler who was shot in the neck did eventually receive care at a local hospital.
Court records indicate charges were filed against Moore just days later.
During a court hearing Thursday, prosecutors asked a Warren Municipal Court judge to dismiss the charges based on the mistaken identification.