September 16, 2014

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Dairy Queen parking lot shooter faces attempted murder charge

MEDINA — A 48-year-old Ashland County man accused of shooting a Brunswick man in a Dairy Queen parking lot last month was indicted on an attempted murder charge.

Terry M. Yuschak, of Perrysville, is being held at the Medina County Jail on $1 million bond.

Terry Yuschak

Terry Yuschak

The March 26 indictment also charged him with felonious assault and having weapons while on parole or probation. In addition, prosecutors tacked on a firearm specification that will make prison mandatory if he’s convicted.

Yuschak could face 12 or more years in prison if convicted.

The man is accused of shooting 22-year-old Martez T. Hope, of Brunswick, on March 20 in Medina Township during what police suspect was a drug deal gone wrong.

Hope has been in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland since that night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

According to police reports, Yuschak’s bullet pierced Hope’s arm and entered his chest.

Nearby police responded and quickly arrested Yuschak, who had fled on foot.

Also indicted was Mason H. Braun, 18, of Medina Township, who was charged with tampering with evidence. Police reported Braun tried to dispose of the gun Yuschak used. The weapon later was recovered by police.

If convicted, Braun could face three years in prison.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.