2nd suspect in Feb. shooting pleads not guilty


By John Hamilton - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — The second suspect in a deadly shooting entered a plea of not guilty.

On Thursday, Willie Stuckey was arraigned in Clinton County Common Pleas Court on 11 charges.

Stuckey, 21,was indicted in April on charges included two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, weapons under disability, complicity, complicity in aggravated murder, complicity in aggravated robbery, felonious assault, complicity in felonious assault, and attempted murder. Stuckey pled not guilty of all charges.

Judge John “Tim” Rudduck imposed a $500,000 bond and Stuckey will be held at the Clinton County Jail until the next hearing on October 13. Stuckey was being held in London Correctional Institution on a weapons under disability charge since June. The transfer is being done to help defense counsel maintain communication with Stuckey.

The Feb. 19 incident in the Midland (Westboro) area “involved an alleged purchase of a vehicle from Facebook Marketplace that was likely nothing more than a ruse for a robbery,” Sheriff Ralph Fizer Jr. stated in a news release.“Based on evidence gathered at the scene, it is believed that the transaction involved a substantial amount of drugs in exchange for the vehicle as well as the likelihood that individuals on both sides of the incident were engaged in a gun battle.”

Upon arrival, deputies located two shooting victims — CJ Jones, 18, of Chillicothe, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and his 17-year-old brother, who was treated for a leg wound by Blanchester EMS before being flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

The second suspect, Ravae Cook, 24, of Wilmington, also faces 11 charges, including three counts of alleged murder.

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By John Hamilton

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