Case again delayed for Chicago man accused of double shooting at Centralia park

MARION COUNTY — Both prosecution and defense agreed today to another continuance in the Marion County case against a 22-year-old Chicago man accused of the June shooting of two people at Laura Leake Park in Centralia.

Darius Holliday (Source: MCSO)
Darius Holliday
(Source: MCSO)

The case against Darius Holliday was previously delayed against the objection of the defense, as the state was unable at that time to locate one of the victims.

Holliday is charged with two counts Class X felony aggravated battery for the June shootings of 52-year-old Juan Hayes, of Chicago, who has been subpoenaed in the case, and 19-year-old Devale Johnson, of Georgia.

Both Johnson and Hayes were treated at St. Louis area hospitals for gunshot wounds to the legs and were ultimately released.

Judge Allan Lolie scheduled a status hearing in the case with only the attorneys on September 29. If at that time the case is still heading to trial, Lolie scheduled a jury trial for October 5.