Man sentenced to 15 years for W’land shooting
By Dwayne Bremer
Feb 8, 2013, 18:24
A Jackson man pled guilty this week to his role in a 2011 shooting which nearly took the life of Waveland resident Glen Delsied.
Circuit Court Judge John Gargiulo on Wednesday sentenced Timothy Swan, 22, to 30 years in prison with 15 years being suspended, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Burrell said Friday.
Authorities said Swan was not the triggerman in the shooting, but rather a willing accomplice.
According to a 2011 press release from the Waveland Police Department, Swan and another man, Michael Tillis, 22, were driving through Waveland when they noticed Delsied walking on Hogan street on June 26, 2011. Swan said during his plea that Tillis said he was going to "hit a lick," meaning he was going to rob Delsied, Burrell said.
Swan dropped Tillis off and drove away as Tillis robbed and then shot Delsied several times.
When Swan attempted to turn around and return to pick up Tillis, his vehicle got stuck in a ditch and he and Tillis were later captured by police.
Delsied survived, but he was hospitalized for an extended time.
In December, Tillis pled guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in jail.
Upon release, Swan will have to complete five years of probation.
Since the crime included the use of a handgun, Swan must serve the remaining 15 years day-for-day, Burrell said.