Man faces assault charge
BAZETTA – A Warren man who is in jail facing a felonious assault charge is also nursing a wound after being stabbed by a juvenile relative, according to police.
Bazetta police got a phone call about 11:30 p.m. Sunday from the juvenile, stating she had stabbed Antonio Mallory, 41, 167 Logan St. S.E., Warren, to defend Ria Leano, who was being beaten.
Police arrived at 3369 Eagles Loft Apt. A, where they found Leano with marks and swelling on her face and arms and began looking for Mallory, who had run off wearing nothing but a gray T-shirt.
According to reports, Leano and Mallory had gotten into an argument, and a physical fight ensued with Mallory holding Leano on the ground and striking her. The juvenile, after pleading with Mallory to stop and attempting to pull him off Leano, got a large knife from the kitchen and stabbed him by the left arm near his shoulder blade, the report states.
Mallory pulled the knife out, ran out of the front door and around the side of the house, according to the report.
Meanwhile, police were informed that an off-duty officer who lives in the area saw Mallory enter 3376 Eagles Loft Apt. B – a few doors down from Leano’s home. There, officers found blood near the back fence, on the wall and on the porch near a sliding glass door.
Police said that after advising Mallory multiple times to exit the building, he walked out the front door and was arrested.
The resident of Apartment B, Kimberly Teffner, was given a summons for obstructing official business for refusing to cooperate with police while they were arresting Mallory.
Mallory’s wounds were tended to at the scene and officers found the knife with the help of a K9 unit in the corner of the yard where Mallory said he had thrown it.
Mallory was taken to St. Joseph Health Center and then to the Trumbull County Jail.
According to court records, Mallory has an extensive local criminal history dating back to 1995 that includes various drug offenses. He is due in court later this month on charges of possession of cocaine/crack, and breaking and entering, both fifth-degree felonies.
Leano and the juvenile were not charged.