GIRARD - A 21-year-old Hubbard man was held without bond following his initial court appearance Wednesday on a charge of felonious assault, stemming from allegations that he deliberately tried to run over a Sharpsville, Pa., man outside a Hubbard bar early Saturday.
Francis Fasline of Wrenfield Drive remains in Trumbull County Jail pending a preliminary hearing.
Girard Municipal Judge Jeff Adler entered a not-guilty plea on Fasline's behalf during a video arraignment, and pointed out in court that Fasline still has felony charges pending in Mahoning County.
Fasline faces charges there of possessing a dangerous ordnance and possession of chemicals for making prohibited weapons. He was arrested in November of 2010 after police said he threw an explosive device at a Youngstown State University fraternity house. No injuries were reported.
Saturday in Hubbard, police arrested Fasline after witnesses pointed him out as the motorist running over James Capperes, 29, of Sharpsville. Pa., who was attempting to get into his car outside Michael's Bar & Grille about 12:30 a.m.
Capperes remained hospitalized at St. Elizabeth Health Center after he was transferred there from Sharon Regional Hospital with leg and other injuries.
Police reports indicate Capperes' driver's side car door was ripped forward at the hinges.
Fasline turned himself in to officers about four hours after Capperes was injured.
Officers found the blue Ford Explorer they said Fasline was driving behind a home on Bell Wick Road and arrested Shane Pagnatta, 23, 3058 Bell Wick, charging him with obstructing justice. Pagnatta was scheduled to be arraigned here Tuesday.