Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for 2022 Springfield Twp. killing, two others await trial

Richardson is scheduled to reappear in court on Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. for sentencing.
Richardson is scheduled to reappear in court on Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. for sentencing.(Lucas County Corrections Center)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 3:41 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2023 at 12:50 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD TWP., Ohio (WTVG) - One suspect has been convicted for a 2022 murder in Springfield Township and two others are still awaiting trial.

According to court records, on Aug. 9, 2023, Ronald Richardson Jr. took an Alford Plea to a lesser included offense of involuntary manslaughter with a three year gun specification and a five year gun specification, as well as Participating in a Criminal Gang.

Richardson was sentenced to six years in prison for the gang charge and nine years for involuntary manslaughter. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively.

Officials tell 13 Action News that Richardson was arrested around 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2022. Richardson, 19, Chicha Harris, 20, and David Evans, 20, were all facing charges connected to the death of Gerald Mayes II, 27. Mayes was shot and killed in his car in Springfield Township in January of 2022.

Harris and Evans were arrested in July of 2022 but Richardson was still on the run until Aug. 3, 2022.

All three suspects were charged for Murder, Felonious Assault, Discharging a Firearm on or near a prohibited premise and Improper Handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Ronald Richardson Jr.
Ronald Richardson Jr.(Lucas County Corrections Center)
Chicha Harris
Chicha Harris(Lucas County Corrections Center)
David Evans
David Evans(Lucas County Corrections Center)

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