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MERCER – A man accused of being involved in one of two shootings in Sharon during a two-day period in late November was sentenced Tuesday.

James Edward Knox Jr., 21, Braddock, Pa., was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Ronald D. Amrhein to 3 to 6 years in state prison and 2 years probation on charges of aggravated assault for his involvement with the shooting of a man Nov. 27. He was given credit for 246 days served in Mercer County Jail.

Amrhein said he would uphold the sentence made with the Mercer County District Attorney, Peter C. Acker, in exchange for Knox’s plea. 

The aggravated assault charge stems from a double shooting Nov. 27 at the Pine Hollow Village public housing apartments in the 300 block of East Connelly Boulevard. The two victims have since recovered.

When officers arrived, they said they found two men with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the apartments’ parking lot. One of the men told police they had been robbed.

The victims and witnesses told police that two people entered and left the parking lot in a gray Dodge Charger with Ohio license plates.

Police said Knox was involved in the shooting, along with Justin Jauwn Kellum, 29, of Pittsburgh, and brothers Antoine Leonard, 27, of 290 North St., Sharon, and Anthony Leonard 27, of Pittsburgh.

Kellum was charged July 9 and is in Mercer County Jail. The Leonard brothers were charged June 30 in the case. Anthony is still at large and Antoine is in Mercer County Jail awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 28 before District Judge Dennis M. Songer.

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