Teens indicted in Oct. 30 fatal shooting of Nathan Wintrow

By Will Sanders

December 20, 2013

Will E Sanders

Staff Writer

TROY — Two teens being charged as adults in the Oct. 30 home invasion and shooting death of Nathan Wintrow have been indicted by a Miami County grand jury on charges of murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.

Jason C. Sowers II, 16, and Patrick McGail, 17, both of Troy, are scheduled to be arraigned in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Dec. 30 on those charges. Currently both teenagers are being held at the county’s juvenile corrections facility on $250,000 bonds.

Meanwhile, a third suspect, Brendon A. Terrell, 19, of Troy, has his case pending in court involving his future testimony in the case against Sowers and McGail. Terrel was charged with aggravated murder in Miami County Municipal Court and he remains jailed on a $250,000 bond.

Authorities allege the three men entered a duplex located at 218 E. Canal St., Troy, where Wintrow resided through a backdoor on the night of Oct. 30 and shot the victim at point-blank range in front of his girlfriend and a 2-year-old child. The motive of the crime was allegedly to rob Wintrow of money and marijuana.

Sowers allegedly is the suspect that pulled the trigger during the home invasion.

Wintrow was transported to the hospital after he was shot but was later pronounced dead.

After the murder Troy police officers arrested the teens and found a 9mm handgun under the seat of Sowers’ vehicle.