Edwin Douglas Sentenced

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A New York City man will spend as many as five years in prison for the shooting last year of a Parkersburg man

Edwin Douglas was sentenced Monday in Wood County circuit court. Douglas fled the area after the incident outside a Murdoch Avenue home and was arrested late last year by New York police. He was convicted of felonious assault in March.

Wood County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Reed says there was no determination by the jury that the shooting involved a drug deal, but in sentencing Douglas, the judge noted he fled the area after the incident and was captured in New York City several months later.

Douglas is a permanent American citizen by his marriage to an American woman, but assistant prosecutor Scott Durig noted that the Federal Immigration and Naturalization Office will be notified of his conviction, and that he could be deported to his native country.