Sentencing postponed

Published 9:42 pm Monday, April 21, 2014

Sentencing for a Suffolk man accused of multiple felonies was postponed Monday to give him another chance to cooperate with a probation officer preparing a report prior to sentencing.

Trey Christopher Shelton, 18, faces five counts of malicious shooting at an occupied dwelling, as well as one count each of attempted malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer, use of a firearm and destruction of property with intent.

The incidents happened late Sunday, Aug. 25, when Shelton was 17 years old. Police said at the time that the teen had vandalized his grandfather’s residence and stolen a gun and ammunition. Several shots were reported in the area.

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He is accused of firing a round at a police officer from atop a building, as well as shooting at homes in the area.

His lawyer said in court on Monday that she advises him not to talk to people he doesn’t know about his case, and he was being interviewed by a different probation officer from the one he is used to, so that could explain his unwillingness to cooperate.

The sentencing has been rescheduled to May 30.