WARREN - The Parkman Road S.W. man who is facing charges because authorities allege he threatened neighbors with a shotgun, then was shot by police after refusing to surrender his gun, had his concealed carry permit revoked in 2011.
Records show that was part of the plea agreement in Michael Lardis' 2011 aggravated menacing conviction in Warren Municipal Court.
Lardis, 79, of 414 Parkman Drive S.W., is facing three counts of aggravated menacing. He is accused of threatening a neighbor with a gun, then taking aim at two Warren policemen last week. The police fired, wounding Lardis, who was released from the hospital after about one day. He is free on bond.
Lardis' carrying concealed weapons file at the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office states that his permit was temporarily revoked after he was charged in the 2011 case. Once he pleaded no contest - and was fined $250 - he was ordered to surrender his CCW permit permanently and agree to never attempt to reinstate, records indicate.
The state Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation is performing a standard investigation to see if the actions of the two officers, patrolmen Michael E. Edwards Jr. and Christopher Martin, were appropriate. The have been placed on administrative leave in the meantime, also standard procedure.
Police reports state that about 10 p.m. the night of the shooting, Mary E. Wiseman, 33, of 406 Parkman Road S.W., called to report that Lardis had pointed a shotgun at her. Earlier in the evening he had fired a pellet gun at a car as it pulled out of his neighbor's driveway.
Police said when they went to the home and Lardis refused to cooperate, they considered him barricaded. He said Lardis pointed a gun at officers, refused to comply with their commands and was shot.
Wiseman told reporters Monday she was visiting a neighbor when Lardis pointed a shotgun at her while she was standing in Brooks' driveway.
In August 2011, Lardis was charged with aggravated menacing for pulling a small handgun on a girl and her mother, Tanya Hill, who lived at 916 Union S.W. He pleaded no contest, was fined $250 and given a 180-day day suspended jail sentence. During that case, he agreed to forfeit his gun license and never reinstate.