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Marshoul Philemon

Marshoul Philemon

A Lincoln man was found not guilty on Tuesday of a felony charge involving an incident with a gun being shown in a bar-break crowd downtown in June.

A Lancaster County jury acquitted Marshoul Philemon of terroristic threats.

Before trial, prosecutors dismissed a charge of use of a firearm to commit a felony.

Police arrested him and his twin brother, Ashlong Philemon, shortly after 2 a.m. June 29 after a woman told officers at 14th and O she had been talking to the brothers when Marshoul told Ashlong to shoot her.

She told police Ashlong raised his shirt to show the handle of a gun.

Police said both men ran when they approached them, but they were arrested on N Street between 13th and 14th. Police found a revolver nearby.

Trial started Monday, and Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies had to bring Philemon's accuser to testify after she failed to appear.

Attorney Timothy Noerrlinger represented Marshoul Philemon.

Ashlong Philemon also has denied the charges and is awaiting trial.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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