One of the three men facing charges in relation to the shooting of a witness in a murder case took a plea deal in his case Monday morning.
Marland Eugene Clark, 19, of Dunbar, pleaded guilty to one count of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a felony, before Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King.
In exchange for Clark’s guilty plea, Kanawha Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Maryclaire Akers agreed to drop a second misdemeanor gun charge.
The felony gun charge carries a sentence of between one and three years in prison.
King is scheduled to hand down his sentence on April 25.
Clark is one of three men who were indicted in December on charges related to the shooting of Jaylnn Stephenson and her boyfriend, Rico Whiting, as they pushed their child in a stroller along Stadium Place, in Charleston, on May 25, 2017.
Trashawn Dezour Mills, 21, of Charleston, was charged with malicious wounding, attempted murder, wanton endangerment and witness retaliation,