A federal judge has extended the deadline for the indictment of a man jailed on unrelated charges following the deadly Dayton mass shooting.
U.S. Magistrate Michael Newman has given a joint petition in the Ethan Kollie case, providing prosecutors through Nov. 12. The order notes it also provides more time for “a pre-indictment resolution.”
Authorities have said there is no indication Kollie understood his friend Connor Betts was intending the Aug. 4 shooting at the Ohio city that killed nine people before police killed Betts. Nevertheless, they charged him with lying on a firearms form while purchasing a pistol not utilised in the shooting.
Investigators said Kollie told them he purchased the entire body armor, a 100-round magazine and a component of Betts’ weapon. Judges have rejected defense bids for his release.