A Clyde man who has filed two lawsuits against Wayne County was acquitted in an alleged drive-by shooting that happened in Newark.
Richie Stokes Jr. was found not guilty on Friday by a jury on charges of attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
“I was not even there when it happened,” Stokes said in a press release sent to FingerLakes1.com on Tuesday. “I was at home, and I told (police) that. An individual said I did this. I know I didn’t do it, and I have no idea why (police) took their word for it.”
Stokes has filed two federal lawsuits against the county, claiming he was arrested and prosecuted twice for driving while intoxicated; both cases were dismissed.
Those lawsuits are still active.
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