Staff Writer

ASHTABULA -- A 19-year-old Ashtabula man, who police say shot a 29-year-old man Friday, remains in jail today on a $200,000 cash or surety bond, according to Municipal Court records.

Chantez Lowery, of 3807 Lake Ave., was charged with attempted murder, a second-degree felony, after police said they found him Friday evening at the Greyhound Bus stop on Bunker Hill Road.

At his arraignment Monday morning, Lowery entered no plea and was found indigent by the court. Attorney Hobart Shiflet was appointed to his case and a preliminary hearing was set for May 1, records show.

Police said Lowery shot Jamarce Miller, 29, formerly of Station Avenue, during an argument at West 34th Street and Station Avenue.

Miller, who is no stranger to city police, suffered bullet wounds to the back and hand, police said. He was flown by helicopter to Cleveland Metro Hospital, where he remained Monday in stable condition, police said.

Just last year, Miller was released from the Ohio State Penitentiary in Grafton after having served time for his part in the 1995 shooting death of Jennifer Dyer of Ashtabula. Miller was a passenger in the sport utility vehicle Dyer was driving May 2, 1995, on Station Avenue, when a gun was fired from the back seat. Dyer died at the hospital shortly thereafter, leaving two young sons.

Dyer's boyfriend, Keith Jones of Ashtabula, was convicted of murder in the case and is still serving time at North Central Correctional Institution in Marion.

Jennifer's mother, Shirley Dyer of Ashtabula, said Monday she was very unhappy when she heard Miller had returned to Ashtabula upon his release: a violation of his parole.

Police were alerted as to his whereabouts, and within days, Miller turned himself in. Since that time, he has been living with different relatives in town, Dyer said.

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