By J Swygart - email@example.com
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — A 20-year-old Lima man charged with murder and other crimes of violence in connection with the shooting death earlier this year of a man outside a Shawnee Road apartment appeared in court Tuesday as his attorney presented several motions in the case.
Gavin Lauck is one of three young men from Lima charged in the March 27 shooting death of Damere Oliphant. Collin Dysert, 20, of Lima, is scheduled to stand trial Feb. 6 in Allen County Common Pleas Court for his role in Oliphant’s death. A jury trial for Dalton Duncan, another 20-year-old from Lima charged in the incident, is scheduled to begin Jan. 16.
Lauck, Dysert and Duncan are each charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, trafficking in drugs and kidnapping — all with firearm specifications — in connection with the shooting death of Oliphant. Lauck, who allegedly fired a rifle that killed Oliphant, also is charged with a second count of murder with a gun.