Posted on September 26, 2023

Jury Unable to Reach Verdict in Delaware Jewelry Shop Attack

Caitlyn Shelton, News Nation, September 21, 2023

A jury could not reach a verdict in the trial of a man whose alleged beating and robbery of a Delaware jewelry shop owner was captured on video.

Investigators say Calvin Ushery attacked 68-year-old Chang Suh, the owner of Solid Gold Jewelers, in September of last year, pointing to video that shows Suh being hit with a hammer and stomped on multiple times. Suh is reportedly still continuing to recover.

James Spadola, a Wilmington, Delaware, city council-at-large member, told NewsNation host Dan Abrams that prosecutors seemed to have an airtight case {snip}

“I wish there were an evidence issue, but there weren’t. The defense wasn’t contesting any singular piece of evidence. It was just a jury that unfortunately couldn’t be convinced of what they were seeing in front of them,” Spadola said.

Ushery allegedly bolted from Suh’s store with $100,000 worth of jewelry and wiped surfaces in the store with a cloth before leaving. More surveillance footage showed the suspect riding a bicycle away from the store. Prosecutors noted that detectives later found a bike matching the description in a search of Ushery’s apartment.

A week after the robbery, surveillance footage shows what prosecutors say appears to be Ushery trying to sell large amounts of jewelry to local pawn shops. Ushery was also later arrested for trying to sell jewelry to a woman at a local gas station.