Shooting victim’s sister upset over suspect’s bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – James L. Edwards was arraigned in the Clark County Municipal Court Friday.

Edwards turned himself in to police on Thursday, two days after police say he shot Eric Lewis in broad daylight.

Shooting on Oakwood Place in Springfield. (WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)
Shooting on Oakwood Place in Springfield. (WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)

Bond for Edwards is listed at $50,000.

He pleaded not guilty and could face between two to eight years in prison.  If the court adds a gun specification to the charge, Edwards could face an additional three years in prison.

2 NEWS spoke with Eric Lewis’ sister. She told us that she was incredibly upset that Edwards’ bond wasn’t set for a higher amount.

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