Two Co-Defendants Sentenced In Killing Of Young Jamestown Man

Dyllan Ownbey, Facebook Page.

JAMESTOWN – Two of the co-defendants in the Dyllan Ownbey homicide case were sentenced last week in Jamestown City Court. 

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office, who oversaw the sentences, tells WNY News Now Michael Patterson, of Jamestown, will serve five years of probation after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted robbery.

Officials say Patterson was involved in an altercation with Ownbey the night of his death in 2017 in the City of Jamestown.

A youthful offender was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge after pleading to a charge of fourth-degree criminal facilitation.

A third individual, Brandon Swartz, of Jamestown, will be sentenced in January 2022 after pleading guilty to a charge of fourth-degree attempted criminal facilitation.

Tavion Turner, of Jamestown, was sentenced last month to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn previously told WNY News Now that the four co-defendants lured Ownbey to a Willard Street location “under the pretext that they were going to sell him drugs.” He says they were under the impression Ownbey was going to have money, adding that they “were basically lying to the victim and they had no drugs on them.”

Flynn’s office prosecuted Turner due to a conflict of interest with the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office, as current DA Jason Schmidt once represented Turner during the case. City Attorney Avery Olson represented Turner following Schmidt’s recusal.


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