Man arrested carrying rifle

WARREN – A city man who police said was spotted carrying a rifle in the area of Tod Avenue at West Market Street early Sunday morning remained at the Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bond on Tuesday after his arraignment in Warren Municipal Court.

Warren police charged Justin D. Hollins, 44, 3920 Tod Ave. N.W., with having weapons while under disability and using weapons while intoxicated.

He is due back in municipal court for a pretrial hearing on Sept. 17.

Reports state Hollins had five active warrants for failing to pay fines on previous convictions when he was arrested just after 2:30 a.m. Police said one of the warrants was related to a domestic violence conviction.

A Trumbull County deputy sheriff ordered Hollins to the ground at gunpoint after seeing him at Tod Avenue and West Market Street on Sunday, according to a Warren police report. When city police arrived one officer ran up to Hollins and kneeled on his back to keep him from moving toward the rifle, which he had dropped to his left side, the report states.

Hollins was handcuffed and after checking his Social Security number, police realized he had five active warrants for his arrest through the Warren Police Department.

Police reported that Hollins had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. They found two rounds of ammunition in his left front pants pocket and a pocket knife in his rear right pocket.

Police said they checked to see if the rifle Hollins was carrying, a Weatherby Mark V, was stolen, but did did not get a hit on it.

Court records show he has had several brushes with local local enforcement including several traffic violations. He was convicted of domestic violence in 2011 and a warrant was issued for failure to pay court fines and costs in that case as well as others. He was also convicted of domestic violence in 2004.