ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca man accused of shooting a person on the Commons in April was indicted in Tompkins County Court on Thursday morning.
The Tompkins County Grand Jury has charged Yakez Cornett, 22, in a three count indictment. The charges include first-degree assault, second-degree attempted murder, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Cornett was arrested by Ithaca Police shortly after 1 a.m. on April 9 after he allegedly shot a man five times with a semi-automatic handgun and proceeded to flee on foot. District Attorney Matthew Van Houten said in a press release that Cornett was apprehended by IPD within ten minutes of the shooting.
Van Houten said in a previous court appearance that the victim suffered injuries from the shots, including a shattered femur.
“He will not be able to walk in the same way – he was shot once in the leg and four times in the back while he was laying on the ground,” Van Houten said.
Cornett was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on a $100,000 cash or $200,000 bail bond.
Correction: This story has been updated to fix Cornett’s bail bond to $200,000 dollars.