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Avalos waives preliminary hearing, seeks bail reduction

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    Joshua Avalos



AVON LAKE – A man accused of shooting his wife’s friend in the parking lot of Technifab waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will have his case presented to a grand jury.

Joshua Avalos, 28, of Lorain, broke down in court Thursday when asking the judge to lower his $500,000 bond so he could see his children.

Avalos told the judge that his family was unlikely to be able to afford even 10 percent of the bond. He also told the judge, “I can’t keep my mind correct,” when explaining that he’s had nine jobs since the beginning of the year through a temp agency.

The judge did not lower his bond and told Avalos that should he make bond, he would be released from jail with a GPS monitor and he would be banned from having contact with the man he allegedly shot, Kevin Fenderson, and from Technifab.

Avalos is charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, and improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle.

Police said Avalos allegedly shot Fenderson, 37, in the parking lot of Technifab in Avon Lake. Fenderson then got in his car and left the parking lot and Avalos pursued him until both cars crashed at the intersection of Colorado and Carleen avenues, police said.

Avalos was arrested at the scene. Fenderson was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for a single bullet wound to the back and was released the same day.

In a 911 call, a woman who identifies herself as Brittany Avalos, the “soon-to-be ex” of Joshua Avalos, said Fenderson was a friend.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter @Jodi_Weinberger.

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