WARREN - A city man who has been in jail on unrelated charges the past two weeks was indicted Wednesday on claims he fired shots in a bar parking lot, one of which struck a woman sleeping in her home next to the bar Aug. 4.
Antonio Maurice Price, 26, of Arthur Drive N.W., was indicted on charges of felonious assault and discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, both with firearm specifications, in connection with the shooting outside the Olympic Inn on Parkman Road N.W.
The shooting seriously injured Pamela Dial, 43, 1175 Parkman, who was struck in the head by a stray bullet about 4 a.m. Dial's home is next to the bar.
Dial's husband called police after she was shot, police said. She was first taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital but was later transferred to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, where her condition on Wednesday was listed as fair by a nursing supervisor.
Police said unspecified evidence was recovered from the scene that morning. Assistant county prosecutor Chris Becker said other evidence recovered at the scene of a similar but unrelated shooting linked Price to the shooting outside the Olympic Inn.
Price also faces charges of aggravated robbery and another charge of discharging a firearm into a house, both with firearm specifications, for incidents on Aug. 17.
Warren police arrested Price and a man from Baltimore on Willow Street S.W. in connection with the robbery of Jermaine Provitt, 20, of Jackson Street S.W., who told police he was robbed by unknown men who pulled guns on him and then went through his pockets about 4:30 a.m.
About the same time, police said, the home of Alfreda Provitt, 2421 Cranwood S.W., was shot up.
Price and the man from Baltimore, Dwayne Bruce III, 23, both pleaded not guilty in Warren Municipal Court and their cases were continued until the matter was presented to a grand jury.
Bruce also faces charges of aggravated robbery and discharging a firearm into a house, both with firearm specifications, along with an additional charge of having weapons under disability.
Price also was charged with felonious assault in 2009 after he was accused of shooting another man after an altercation at the Powerhouse Bar on Mahoning Avenue.
The bar owner voluntarily closed the bar after the shooting and Warren City Council members approved a move to object to the renewal of a liquor permit at the Olympic.
Police said they have made at least two arrests involving weapons in the bar's parking lot this summer.