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Man jailed in probation violation

Was convicted in friend’s death

April 23, 2013

WARREN –– A 22-year-old Farmdale man who spent almost eight months behind bars in connection with the death of his best friend, was sentenced back to Trumbull County Jail on Monday –– this time on a......

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Apr-24-13 1:53 PM

Janice, it be that evil weed. You know the stuff that makes people hallucinate, jump off rooftops, and eat trees.

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Apr-24-13 1:36 PM

Smoking weed but having no other charges seems like a waste of time & money to send this man to jail.

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Apr-24-13 12:29 PM

Society will NOT be taking care of this young man for the rest of his life! He graduated from high school with welding certs and has been taking welding refresher courses since he suffered traumatic brain injuries after HS graduation. Like the rest of us, he's not perfect, but he wants to work and support himself. He goes to and participates at his church regularly. Don't believe everything you hear...

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Apr-24-13 12:16 AM

Barb is right. I live in the same area and my son and daughter went to school with both boys. The Soles' home was known to be the place to party. There were drugs and alhohol at all times. There were many instances where Josh's brother threatened others with a gun. He was still under 18 when that happened. There was no parental supervision in that house. It is a shame what happened, both families suffered so much loss, but it could have been prevented. If I would have known about this before this tragedy, I would have reported the parents of Josh to the police to end this partying with alot of kids under the age of 18. With that being said, there is more to all of this than is reported. I hope Ryan can get the help he needs and get his life back on track.

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Apr-23-13 3:56 PM

Doris, I've noticed you don't seem to understand a single thing you read.

I'm sure it's the Tribs fault though, they should print the stories slower.

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Apr-23-13 3:50 PM

This story is so very sad am I reading it right; to my understanding if the man had still been in jail because of some parole volations just maybe this whole sad situation could have been avoided. Just maybe; however parents cannot be with their children twenty-four hour a day so we as parents do not know what they are doing; nor can we control them. Ver; very sad story. My heart goes out to the family. I am so sorry for their loss. A lesson learned from all of this or at least I would hope so. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the young man who lost his life and I believe that there is not a long enough jail term for the person responsible for the loss of this young man's life.

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Apr-23-13 1:32 PM

Watch Barb, the freaky Trib staff will cut you off if you keep reporting better than they do.

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Apr-23-13 1:25 PM

Great info Barb, thank you.

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Apr-23-13 1:14 PM

I encourage everyone to look at facts. The 911 tapes, transcripts and other information will come out since Josh's estate has notified Ryan's parent's of a wrongful death suit to be filed against the parents.

I wonder why it as reported that Ryan was in court but nothing on the fact that Brandon Soles was in court the same time for failing to register as a sex offender in Trumbull County. Which is why I say everyone should look at facts not what is reported or what others say.

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Apr-23-13 1:03 PM

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Apr-23-13 12:13 PM

Barb if what you say is true, it is one sad situation.

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Apr-23-13 11:05 AM

Sorry Typo- Ryan was picked up my Josh's mother or brothers and taken against the families wishes. But because he was over 18 yrs of age not a lot could be done by authorizes. It is so sad that a life was lost that could have been prevented if someone would have seen a problem the first time Josh held a gun to his head asking for someone to pull the trigger and end his life. If some one would have step in it might not have happen again. The whole story is sad for both families.

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Apr-23-13 10:21 AM

The sad part of the story is that the truth has yet to come out because the Wrightsman family does not talk about the many times before they reached out to authorizes to keep the Soles family away. The many times a kid with a brain injury was always picked because he did not understand why his family did not want him to go to the Soles home were they allowed drugs and drinking and finally used for any money. He brought food to his friend that was left in a house being foreclosed without a car or money. The boys were friends. The investigation of that night was not complete and the authorizes failed to secure the scene, Then did not uphold a persons civil rights. If you want the correct information look at the court documents filed. s far as the hearing yesterday it came as a blessing. The Oct drug test was taken when Ryan admitted he smoked pot. In March no drug interaction was checked. Ryan has a trade he just completed.

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Apr-23-13 9:35 AM

Yes, I agree Bill. Teach the kid a trade and put him to work so that he can pay off his friends parents for the funeral. It will also do wonders for him. Nothing makes a man feel better about himself than being able to work and earn and sustain himself.

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Apr-23-13 8:59 AM

Triumph, I couldn't agree more. How unfortunate that there is so many with so much hate in society. Another big deal made of somebody smoking pot. He could have continued to drink alcohol and the court would a hard time catching that. This entire situation is unfortunate and maybe he should look at his substance abuse but jail isn't really doing him any good. Put his arze to work doing something, anything.

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Apr-23-13 8:27 AM

Well, he does have a serious brain injury so if we have to take care of him then I would rather take care of someone who has an injury of his magnitude than take care of some crack smoking welfare recipient who won't get off the pipe long enough to get a job.

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Apr-23-13 6:54 AM

Society will be taking care of this guy for the rest of his life...unfortunately. Ugh!

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