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Services for Ervin Holton Scheduled Saturday

Police still investigating Easton man's fatal shooting. Parolee arrested a few blocks from the scene Tuesday.

Funeral services for Ervin Holton -- the man shot and killed in Easton last week -- have been scheduled for Saturday.

The service will be at 11 a.m. at the Greater Shiloh Church, according to Easton's Ashton Funeral Home. Friends can meet with the family at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

You can also leave condolences at the funeral home website.

Meanwhile, a parolee arrested Tuesday morning a few blocks from the scene of the killing will be questioned about Holton's death, the Express-Times reported, citing "law enforcement sources."

The newspaper said Clifford Ransom Jr. -- who was picked up at Frederick and Nesquehoning streets -- had been in state prison for a 2009 shooting in the city.

Lt. Matthew Gerould told Patch that Ransom, 35, was arrested on a parole violation, but did not know the nature of the violation. He said police had gotten a tip about Ransom's whereabouts.

Gerould declined to say whether Ransom was a suspect in Holton's death.

"We're still investigating, we're still exploring leads, but we're not releasing anything that could hurt the integrity of the investigation," he said.

Holton, 43, of S. Ninth Street, Easton, died of multiple gunshot wounds after being shot on the 100 block of W. St. Joseph Street.

City police are looking for a car and two men in connection with the shooting.

The black/dark colored Honda Odyssey had traveled south on Smith Avenue and parked in the 200 block of Madison Street, police said. Two suspects then walked south on St. Johns Street to St. Joseph Street to the crime scene and returned the same way.

The vehicle fled the area, possibly west on Madison Street.

The first suspect is described as a tall, thin black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt/jacket and dark clothing.

The second suspect is described as a shorter, thin black male also wearing dark clothing and possibly a hooded sweatshirt/jacket.

Police are asking anybody traveling in this area Friday between 5:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. who may have seen the suspects or van to contact detectives at 610-250-6637 or 610-759-2200.

Ronnie DelBacco November 29, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Why bother to mention Clifford Ransom, Jr. at all in this story if he is not being named as a suspect in this case? If there is no connection the newspaper can make with credible sources, it seems like they're grasping at straws. Until the police release information confirming a connection between the two it just seems like poor reporting intended to do nothing more than make the story sound more interesting than it is with only the known facts.
jemma kasprzak January 15, 2013 at 09:06 PM
I could not agree more.He does have a child too,not sure why they didnt mention how many times holton was arrested for drug dealing and other violent charges.hmmm such bad reporting
Joey fazools May 12, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Jemma kasprzak u didn't even know e so shut your mouth lady that man , helped people and always gave positive info for the kids ...ransom on the other hand needs to rot in jail how u shoot someone and kill a dog and only get 2-6 yrs ...the court system is to blame for his dumbass ...everyone makes mistakes but u people don't know either one of these guys so to talk shit , try living in someone else's shoes
Nikki June 06, 2013 at 08:54 PM
TOTALLY AGREE WITH JOEY.... E WAS THE MAN N MISSED SOMETHING SERIOUS!!!! GOOD DUDE DIDNT DESERVE TO BE KILLED!! FOR THE ONES WHO DONT KNOW HIM KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!! HE WAS A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND OF MINE SINCE I WAS A LIL GIRL!! MAY HIS SOUL REST EASY... HE HELPED ALL N WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR THE CHILDREN!!

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