Sheriff: Information needed on Orrville shooting

Published 7:54 pm Friday, June 28, 2013

ORRVILLE — Authorities are searching for Cedric Butler, a black male in his early 20s, in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday in the 200 block of Dallas County Road 813 in Orrville.

Sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Butler allegedly shot Derrik James, 24, with a handgun. James was immediately transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, and released Tuesday night.

Sgt. Mike Granthum, of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said the incident stemmed from an altercation that Butler and James had several weeks ago.

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“There was a verbal altercation between Butler and James about two weeks ago,” Granthum said. “Witnesses told us that they were all hanging around and Cedric Butler wanted to join the fun. James said he didn’t want to associate with him, and he wanted him to leave.”

Thursday, Granthum said Cedric allegedly found James at his residence, put a handgun to his side, and shot him.

“He didn’t say anything — just walked up, shot him, and took off running,” Granthum said. “He is wanted and considered very dangerous.”

Butler is wanted for assault in the first degree. He is described as being 6’1” and 160 pounds with a dark complexion and small afro.

Anyone with information on Butler’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department at 874-2530 or call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-44-CRIME.