Suspect pleads guilty

Man charged with gun, drug felonies


Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — A Warren man pleaded guilty Monday to  gun and drug felonies stemming from a traffic stop last fall in Warren.

Dayton Foster, 27, 1907 Clermont Ave. NW, will be sentenced Oct. 31 by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter J. Kontos. According to assistant county prosecutor Charles Morrow, Foster was stopped by Warren police Oct. 5, 2015, and a search of the vehicle by a K-9 unit came up with a Glock semi-automatic handgun loaded with 17 rounds along with some suboxone, a schedule 3 narcotic.

Morrow said the defendant agreed to a plea deal in which the state is recommending a one-year prison sentence. The plea Monday headed off a jury trial that was  scheduled to start today, court records show.

Foster, who pleaded guilty to charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possessing weapons as a convicted felon, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of drugs, could have faced a potential maximum sentences of seven years.

Foster is free on $5,000 bond.

Court records also show that on July 26, 2013, Foster was sentenced by Judge W. Wyatt McKay to 12 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of possession of cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon.