Shower singing at mission prompts assault

WARREN — A man is facing an assault charge after being accused of fighting with staff at the Warren Family Mission because he was told to quiet down while singing in the shower.

An assault charge and arrest warrant were filed for Brian Donlow, 23, of Youngstown, in Warren Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Police were called to the shelter around 10 p.m. Monday, where Donlow was accused of punching a staff member in the face, yelling and causing a disturbance, a police report states. Staff told police that Donlow was singing in the shower, and they tried to tell him to quiet down because it was lights out, the report states.

Donlow became angry and threatened to stab and cut staff with a knife before hitting a staff member with an upper cut punch to the jaw who tried to calm him down, the report states.

Donlow is then accused of breaking a lock and forcing his way through a wooden folding door while trying to get his belongings from the main office, the report states.

Donlow, who the report indicates had only been staying at the shelter for two days, was found walking on West Market Street where he was told not to return to the shelter and issued a criminal trespass warning.

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