Man pleads not guilty in shooting

WARREN – The man indicted by a grand jury in September with shooting a gun in a bar parking lot and hitting a sleeping woman in her bed in August was arrested Friday and pleaded innocent Monday to charges in that case and an unrelated case.

Antonio M. Price Sr., 26, of Arthur Drive N.W., remained in Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond following the brief court appearance Monday. He was scheduled for a pre-trial Wednesday before Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay.

He was arrested by U.S. Marshals about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Price faces charges of felonious assault and discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, both with firearm specifications, in connection with the shooting outside the Olympic Inn on Parkman Road N.W. Aug. 4.

The shooting seriously injured Pamela Dial, 43, 1175 Parkman, who was struck in the head by a stray bullet about 4 a.m. Dial’s home is next to the bar.

Dial’s husband called police after she was shot, police said. She was first taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital but was later transferred to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. She has since been released from the hospital but is still recovering from the injuries.

Police said unspecified evidence was recovered from the scene that morning at the Olympic. Assistant county prosecutor Chris Becker said other evidence recovered at the scene of a similar but unrelated shooting linked Price to the shooting outside the Olympic Inn.

Price also faces charges of aggravated robbery and another charge of discharging a firearm into a house, both with firearm specifications, for incidents on Aug. 17.

Warren police arrested Price and a man from Baltimore on Willow Street S.W. in connection with the robbery of Jermaine Provitt, 20, of Jackson Street S.W., who told police he was robbed by unknown men who pulled guns on him and then went through his pockets about 4:30 a.m.

About the same time, police said, the home of Alfreda Provitt, 2421 Cranwood S.W., was shot up.

Price also was charged with felonious assault in 2009 after he was accused of shooting another man after an altercation at the Powerhouse Bar on Mahoning Avenue. That charge was dismissed Aug. 19, 2009, after a witness failed to show up in court two times, according to a court website.

The Olympic voluntarily closed after the shooting and Warren City Council members approved a move to object to the renewal of a liquor permit at the Olympic. Testimony was held at a hearing for a renewal of the license on Dec.11 in Warren. A decision is pending.