Springfield man faces more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder

Sept 05, 2018
  • By Parker Perry
  • Staff Writer
Elrashawn Dover

A Springfield man accused of shooting at two brothers admitted to one count of attempted murder.

Elrashawn Dover, 18, pleaded guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court to attempted murder, a gun specification and receiving stolen property, according to court records. He faces up to 15½ years in prison.

He also faces a $25,000 fine and court costs in the case, the documents say.

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Clark County Public Defender Shawn Murphy didn’t respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday.

Clark County Prosecutor Lisa Hoying declined to comment until after a sentencing hearing.

Dover is due back in court on Sept. 18 for sentencing.

Dover was accused earlier this year of opening fire after an argument with one of the brothers.

The defendant allegedly shot the brother he was reportedly arguing with in the chest and that man was rushed to the hospital by his brother.

Dover was originally charged with two counts of attempted murder in the case because the brother who rushed his sibling to the hospital was reportedly at the scene when the shooting occurred. However, in a plea deal, one of those charges along with three drug charges were dismissed.

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“The parties agree that the defendant shall plea guilty to count one of the indictment … and count four…” a plea agreement document says. “All remaining counts … shall be dismissed.”

The document also says a pre-sentencing investigation will take place before Clark County Common Pleas Judge Douglas Rastatter will make his ruling.

Dover pleaded guilty on Aug. 28, according to court documents.

He is in the Clark County jail and has been since he was arrested on Jan. 8. He was originally arrested on other charges.