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> District Attorney - PR - 07-30-12


December 11, 2015


 Tompkins County District Attorney Gwen Wilkinson announced the trial conviction of James “Pip” Marshall, 31, for shooting a man outside of the West Village Apartments located at 150 West Village Place, in the City of Ithaca, New York on June 27, 2015.  The defendant was found guilty by a jury in Tompkins County Court of Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree.

As proven at trial, in the early morning hours of June 27, 2015, Marshall was visiting a friend at an apartment in the West Village Apartment complex.  Marshall, a two-time felon, was in possession of a loaded handgun when a man arrived to speak to the resident of the apartment.  The man had been in a long-term relationship with the apartment resident.  When the man refused to leave, Marshall contacted two men, who arrived at the West Village apartments.  Marshall then exited the apartment, a confrontation took place, and Marshall shot the man in the leg.

 Marshall thereafter fled the apartment building with the two men.  Shortly after, Marshall fled to Brooklyn, New York, where members of the U.S. Marshals Service apprehended him on September 3, 2015 with the help of the Ithaca Police Department.

The jury deliberated for approximately four hours over two days before reaching a verdict. As a predicate violent felon, Marshall faces a mandatory state prison sentence of a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 25 years on the top count.  Sentencing is scheduled for January 29, 2016.

 The Ithaca Police Department investigated the crime.

 Deputy District Attorney Andrew Bonavia handled the prosecution of the case.