Shakim N. McIlwain
One of two men charged in a wolfpack-style attack of a 61-year-old man last year was found guilty of two charges related to the incident. Shakim N. McIlwain, 23, of Columbia was convicted of aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy in the September 3, 2017 attack and will face up to 10 years in prison as a result. Assistant District Attorney Andrew Gonzales prosecuted the case at the Lancaster County Courthouse today where the victim and his wife testified. During the proceedings, an enlarged photograph of the victim, showing the severity of his injuries after the incident, was shown to the jury. The victim now has permanent damage to his right eye.
McIlwain was remanded directly to Lancaster County Prison after being found guilty but unable to post the $250,000 bail (monetary). The original bond of $30,000 monetary, posted three days after his arrest, was terminated today. Interestingly, McIlwain had been able to post the original amount and was recently employed by Ace Hardware in Columbia. Sentencing will be in mid-May. Randy Howard, also charged in the incident, is still at large.
Columbia Spy reported on the September 3, 2017 incident HERE.
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Shakim McIlwain docket sheet, filed 9/5/17:
Columbia Borough Police report from the incident: