Man Accused Of Shooting Woman Riding COTA Bus Indicted On 12 Counts Of Felonious Assault


UPDATED: Wednesday May 22, 2013 3:39 PM

A Franklin County grand jury has returned an indictment against a man accused of firing shots that entered a COTA bus and struck a woman in the head.

According to the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office, Anthony T. Saunders III was indicted on 12 counts of felonious assault with specification.

The charges are in connection with an April 16 shooting that involved a COTA bus heading northbound on 4th Street at 8th Avenue.

Saunders is accused of shooting at a red Chevy Impala driven by a man with a female passenger. The car was traveling westbound on East 8th Avenue.

The COTA bus had just pulled over to drop off passengers at a stop at the time of the shooting.

Amy Develvis, a passenger on the bus, was struck in the head.

She was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical center.

If Saunders is found guilty, he could face more than 20 years in prison.

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