Defendants Arraigned on Attempted Murder Charges for Daytime Shootout in the Street
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Lavelle Stackhouse, 24, of Newburgh, was arraigned before Orange County Court Judge Hyun Chin Kim on an indictment charging him with crimes including Attempted Murder in the Second Degree. The indictment was in connection with a shooting of a man in the middle of the day on Williams Street, in the City of Newburgh, on September 8, 2021. The man that Stackhouse was shooting at, Joshua Hendrick, 21, of Newburgh, was arraigned on October 21, 2021, before Orange County Court Judge Hyun Chin Kim on an indictment charging him with crimes including Attempted Murder in the Second Degree.
The indictments charge both Stackhouse and Hendrick with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree and Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree. Stackhouse was also charged with Assault in the Second Degree. It is alleged that Stackhouse approached Hendrick on the street, pulled out a firearm and fired at Hendrick, striking Hendrick in the torso and leg. Hendrick pulled out a firearm and returned fire at Stackhouse as Stackhouse ran down the street. Another individual was shot in the shoulder during this incident. The entire shooting was captured on video.
Stackhouse fled the scene and was not located and apprehended until today with the assistance of the United States Marshall Fugitive Taskforce. The City of Newburgh Police Department were assisted in the investigation by Orange County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, the FBI Safe Streets Taskforce, United States Marshall Fugitive Taskforce, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Stackhouse remains in the Orange County Jail in lieu of bail which was set in the amount of $250,000.00 cash, or $500,000.00 secured bond, or $750,000 partially secured bond. A court appearance for Stackhouse is next scheduled to occur on December 20, 2021.
Hendrick remains in the Orange County Jail in lieu of bail which was set in the amount of $250,000.00 cash, or $500,000.00 secured bond, or $800,000 partially secured bond. A virtual court appearance for Hendrick is next scheduled to occur on December 22, 2021.
Both Stackhouse and Hendrick face 25 years in prison on the charge of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked all the state, local and federal law enforcement officials, who aided in the investigation and eventual apprehension of Stackhouse and the investigation of Hendrick.
“The cooperation and professionalism of the City of Newburgh Police Department and the United States Marshall Fugitive Taskforce, led to the investigation and apprehension of Stackhouse,” said District Attorney David. M. Hoovler. “The gun violence in the City of Newburgh, has now stretched to the daytime hours when people in the community were walking down the street, going to work or speaking with their neighbors. I am proud to have partnered with the City of Newburgh Police Department, and our other law enforcement partners, in the Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative, but there is still more to do. My office will continue to investigate gun possession and shooting cases to hold individuals accused of committing those crimes, accountable.”
The cases are being prosecuted by Executive Assistant District Attorney Leah Canton and Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Mangold. .
This criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.