Travers murder trial date moved to Sept.

LISBON — A Wellsville man charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of Dion McMillon in May of 2021 agreed to give his defense attorney more time to prepare for trial on Monday.

Tyrell M. Travers, 25, Clover Avenue, Wellsville, was scheduled for a jury trial next week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court in the courtroom of Judge Megan Bickerton.

However, Travers, who is represented by defense attorney Walter T. Madison of Akron, agreed to give Madison more time to get ready for the trial and sift through the evidence, which Madison called “voluminous.”

The jury trial was scheduled for Sept. 27 with status conferences scheduled for June 13 and Sept. 9.

He remains in the custody of the county jail on a $1 million cash or surety bond.

In addition to the charge of aggravated murder, an unclassified felony, Travers is faced with a charge of murder, also an unclassified felony, and a charge of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. The unclassified felonies could lead to a 15 years to life sentence if convicted and those two charges also include a firearms specification, which could lead to an additional three years. The tampering with evidence charge also is a possible three year sentence.

McMillon was found dead at the age of 26 in his car while it was parked near Virginia and Mapletree streets from an apparent shooting. Travers was charged in January and arrested in Hancock County, W.Va. shortly after the indictment was issued.


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