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After Allegedly Shooting Wife, Car Salesman Now Out On Bond

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Darius Ashley, Sales Manger At Ed Morse Toyota, Out Of Jail After Allegedly Shooting Wife At Alta Apartments In Delray Beach.

Defense Attorney Told Judge That Ashley Will Continue To Work, And Mentor “At Risk” Kids.

Darius Ashley, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Ed Morse Toyota Sales Manager accused of shooting his wife in the parking lot of the Alta Apartments on Congress Avenue is now free.

Darius Ashley was released on $250,000 bond. He must now wear an ankle bracelet. He may have no contact with the woman he allegedly shot. She remains in critical condition.

Ashley was arrested on February 20th and charged with attempted second degree murder with a firearm after apparently becoming so upset that his wife with another man that he shot her. Ashley then took his wife to Delray Medical Center and, according to a police report, claimed to a nurse that he and his wife were the victims of a robbery. He fled the hospital but a Delray Beach Police Officer, at the hospital on another matter, immediately started to investigate the claim.

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The Crime Scene at the Alta Apartments, now known as the Congress Grove Apartments. (BocaNewsNow.com).

Delray Beach Police later pulled Ashley over in a “felony” traffic stop and took him into custody. He told them that he had a firearm in his glove box which they also took.

Days after denying bond, a judge reconsidered and set a bond amount when Darius Ashley’s defense attorney wrote in a court filing that: “Mr. Ashley is employed full-time as the sales manager for a major local car dealership. He has worked in the automotive industry for over twenty-two years. If released, Mr. Ashley will have the opportunity to return to work… Weekly, he mentors at-risk youth through a community based program that is sponsored by his dealership. Mr. Ashely has a generous history of giving back. For six years, he has been the Deacon at his parents’ Church, and one of the leaders of the Restoration Crises Center. (The Center) works with the criminal justice system in Shreveport, Louisiana, mentoring and teaching life skills to female defendants from the ages of 10 to 21.”

It is unclear whether Ed Morse will continue to employ Ashely, or whether he will continue to help “at risk” girls while awaiting trial for allegedly trying to kill his wife.


Read the complete police report here.




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