Siblings indicted by Louisa grand jury

Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11:58 am

Three siblings were indicted by the Louisa County Grand Jury during term day on Monday, May 5.

Daniel Mathis, 18, of Bremo Bluff, was charged with one count of malicious wounding, unlawful wounding, robbery of a residence and three counts of using a firearm during the commission of a felony.

His sister, Mersadies Shelton, 20, of Charlottesville, was charged with one count of malicious wounding and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The two siblings’ charges stem from their involvement in the Feb. 2 Super Bowl shooting on Mica Road in Mineral.

Victims’ Edward Chaplain, his son, Dakota and the son’s girlfriend, Lindsay Briles were injured during the attempted robbery and shooting.

Briles was transported to the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville for treatment, while Chaplain received minor lacerations and bruises on his head. Dakota was shot in the buttocks.

The eldest sister of the trio, Shantai Shelton, 24, of Bremo Bluff, was indicted on charges of selling or distribution of stolen property, firearm larceny, two counts of credit card fraud and administering poison to a person.

Shantai’s case allegedly involves her administering a drug to a 74-year-old man she had been staying with that resulted in his sleeping for 12 hours straight. The victim stated that when he woke up his wallet, two firearms and Shantai were gone.

Mathis is scheduled to appear in circuit court on May 21, Mersadies Shelton on May 28 and Shantai Shelton is scheduled for June 6.

Due to security reasons, the commonwealth’s attorneys office asked the court not to schedule the defendants for the same day.

All three remain in custody at Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange.

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