Mahaney admitted to firing into vacant house; case to move forward for co-defendant

One of two Mexico men received a 4-year prison sentence in connection with a November shooting that left a man injured on Broadway.

As part of a plea agreement, Myron Mahaney entered a guilty plea for the Class E felony of unlawful use of a weapon. He received the maximum sentence of four years in prison.

Mahaney and Tion S. Dorsey, both of Mexico, were bound over for arraignment, or formal reading of charges, by Judge John Jackson on Monday, Feb. 27 in Marion County Associate Court. Andrew Garnett represented Dorsey, and Raymond Legg represented Mahaney. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton represented the state.

According to a probable cause statement from the Hannibal Police Department, Mahaney was among four occupants in a vehicle witnesses reported was involved in a shooting at about 8:47 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, on the 2500 block of Broadway. After Hannibal Police officers relayed witnesses’ reports to neighboring law enforcement agencies, Ralls County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle matching the provided descriptions at about 9:06 p.m. and took the four occupants into custody.

Dorsey told detectives that he was an occupant in the vehicle and that Mahaney shot the victim.

Hannibal Police officers took Mahaney into custody on Friday, Dec. 1 without incident. Mahaney admitted to firing the gun at the victim and toward other witnesses, according to the probable cause statement.

“The person who was shot in the arm that evening testified at preliminary hearing and positively identified that the co-defendant, Tion Dorsey, as the person who shot him,” Clayton said. “Initially it was unclear who fired the shot that struck the victim. There is no longer a factual basis to continue to charge Mahaney with assault and armed criminal action. Mahaney admitted to law enforcement to firing into the vacant house.”

Dorsey’s case remains pending as originally charged. He is also facing a probation revocation on a previous case this month. Mahaney will be transported to a Department of Corrections facility to serve his sentence.