Warren man held on $1 million bond in rape case

WARREN — A Warren man indicted last week on a 27-felony-count indictment connected to the rapes of two women in the city was arraigned Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Keion Stella, 35, of Dunstan Drive NW, appeared in orange coveralls before Judge Andrew D. Logan, who set bond at $1 million. Stella faces three counts of aggravated burglary, six counts of kidnapping with specification for sexual motivation, 12 counts of rape and six counts of felonious assault.

Public defender David Rouzzo asked for a reasonable bond for his client.

All the counts carry firearm specifications that each carry three-year mandatory prison sentences. Assistant Trumbull County Prosecutor Diane Barber said the defendant faces a possible maximum of more than 300 years in prison.

Stella is being held in Mahoning County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond on separate charges linked to an alleged rape of a Youngstown woman, which Barber said occurred about 12 hours after the last incident in the Trumbull County case.

The incidents occurred sometime between Oct. 4 and 8, reports state. The incidents in Warren involved female victims ages 40 and 16, Barber said.

In Mahoning County, Stella faces three counts of kidnapping and nine counts of rape.

According to the police report, Stella forced the victim to tie up her children, ages 5 and 6, with duct tape before the woman was sexually assaulted. The report states Stella came to the woman’s house in Youngstown to talk about a breakup.

Stella is scheduled to be in Logan’s court for another pre-trial on Nov. 28, court records show.