Fri., 11:14am: Man held in home invasion, beating of Niles woman

NILES — A 19-year-old man accused of invading an elderly woman’s home and assaulting her last month is being held at the Trumbull County Jail on $250,000 bond following his arraignment this morning in municipal court.

Alexander Howe of 2122 Robbins Ave. is charged with felony aggravated burglary. Howe was arrested Thursday afternoon.

He is accused of breaking into the North Butler Street home of a Linda Spano, 65, around 5 a.m. Dec. 30 and beating her.

He is due back in Niles Municipal Court later this month for a preliminary hearing.