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Search warrants reveal more about the Ashley Darrington murder case

Toledo WTVG logo Toledo WTVG 3/21/2022 Alexis Means
Family members identify 25-year-old Ashley Darrington as the homicide victim found at the Hilltop Village Apartments on Feb. 15, 2022. © Provided by Toledo WTVG Family members identify 25-year-old Ashley Darrington as the homicide victim found at the Hilltop Village Apartments on Feb. 15, 2022.

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Search warrants obtained by 13abc reveal how Ashley Darrington died. The young mother of two was allegedly shot and killed by her boyfriend, Robert Sherman.

Police initially went to the victim’s apartment to check her safety and they found the door wide open when they got there. They got a search warrant and searched the victim’s apartment, which led them to the boyfriend.

Ashley Darrington was found shot multiple times in her bed, according to the court document. Her two small children, ages one and two, were huddled around her body and were unharmed.

Witnesses told investigators Ashley was in “several arguments with a male over the past few days.” The male was allegedly Ashley’s boyfriend, Robert Sherman, who’s also the father of Darrington’s kids.

Witnesses told detectives they saw Sherman carrying an “AK-47 style pistol back and forth between the apartment and his vehicle.”

Officers obtained security footage from the Hilltop apartment complex. Crime scene techs collected several items from inside the apartment, including a black book bag, a journal, a laptop computer located on the bed next to the victim, one box of 9MM bullets and one box of 762 bullets located in the kitchen cabinet.

A Lucas County grand jury indicted Robert Sherman with aggravated murder, child endangering and other other charges. Sherman is a convicted felon and is not allowed to carry a gun.

When Toledo police stopped him on Hill Avenue to arrest him for allegedly killing Darrington, he was riding in a Dodge Journey. Police got a search warrant for the vehicle and found multiple shell casings in the car. They were found multiple bullet casings from a machine gun and a 9MM Luger. They were found on the rear passenger side floor, in the truck, and under the seat pad of a child’s car seat. Investigators will test those casings to see if they are connected to any other crimes. They also seized Robert Sherman’s blue iPhone.

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