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28-year-old Buffalo man arraigned on charges that include witness tampering

Posted: 5:30 PM, Nov 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-19 17:30:21-05
28-year-old Buffalo man arraigned on charges that include witness tampering

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 28-year-old Buffalo man was arraigned in court today on unsealed charges of witness tampering.

The Erie County District Attorney said Dayquain Trent, also known as “Brazzy”, allegedly shot a witness set to testify in one of the DA’s murder trials back in October.

October 22 around 6 a.m. prosecutors allege Trent shot a man in the arm just hours before he was set to testify as an eyewitness in the murder trial of Lemuele Jackson - who is accused of killing 26-year-old Santana Anderson at a party in August of 2018.

The victim went to ECMC to be treated, and still arrived in court to testify later that morning.

Buffalo police searched Trent’s home November 5 and found a gun they say was used to shoot that witness last month.

That search initially led to Trent’s arrest, and the other charges of attempted murder, assault, and witness tampering were just unsealed Tuesday in and Erie County Court.

If convicted, Trent faces up to 25 years in prison.