Cops: Man stabs teen in throat

WARREN – A city man accused of stabbing a 17-year-old boy in the throat on Wednesday has been charged with felonious assault.

James Fudge, 23, of 837 Prospect Ave. N.W., remained at the Trumbull County Jail on Thursday and was expected to be arraigned today.

Warren police said when they arrived at his residence around 3 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a fight and stabbing, they found Jacob Baker of Bane Street S.W. lying bloodied on the porch. He had been beaten and stabbed in the throat, police said.

He was transported by ambulance to Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Fudge was on the front lawn and was taken into custody, police said.

Warren Police Lt. Jeff Cole said on Thursday that early reports that Baker’s throat was slashed were inaccurate. He said that although Baker was alive, police did not know his condition or how serious his injuries are.

Additional information on the extent of the injuries or what prompted the fight were not available Thursday.

Another Warren man is facing felonious assault charges after a Bristolville woman accused him of pistol-whipping and restraining her Wednesday night.

The 36-year-old woman told police John Reed, 44, held her in his 239 Ohio Ave. N.W. home against her will.

Reed was arrested and remained in Trumbull County Jail Thursday night.

Police cited the woman, Jeannie M. Gurich, state Route 45, Bristolville, on accusations of having drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia after police found five syringes and a metal spoon with apparent drug residue in her car.