Some charges against last Woodland Hills escapee go to grand jury

Some charges against last Woodland Hills escapee go to grand jury (Image 1)

The last teenager captured in the mass escape from the Woodland Hills juvenile facility faced charges Friday stemming from his apprehension. It still remains undecided on whether De’Mario Fisher will be tried as an adult on attempted murder charges.

The 18-year-old was captured on Halloween just hours after he was identified as a suspect in a shooting that wounded two female students near Tennessee State University’s campus two days earlier.

Fisher made his first appearance in adult court Friday in front of Judge Gale Robinson on charges of evading arrest, resisting arrest and theft of stolen handgun.

The charges are related to the Halloween arrest at a Madison area duplex, which happened to be Fisher’s 18th birthday.

Prosecutor Stacy Miller said the district attorney’s office plans to ask a juvenile court judge to transfer the attempted murder case and related charges against Fisher to adult court.

She could not say when that might happen, but Fisher’s defense attorney Greg King said it could take 45 to 60 days before a hearing.

King said he was just contacted Thursday night by members of Fisher’s family to represent their 18-year-old in Friday proceedings in adult court.

King indicated that if he is retained for further proceedings, he will fight to keep the attempted murder charges against Fisher in juvenile court.

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