WARREN - Three Niles teens were indicted Friday by a Trumbull County grand jury that alleges they are part of a street gang known as the Savages.
Named in multiple-count indictments were three 18-year-old men: Douglas Edward McGuire of Washington Avenue; Jamaz Lamont Protho of Royal Mall Drive; and Daniel Jay Uncapher of Youll Street.
McGuire is free on $50,000 bond, while Protho and Uncapher remain in Trumbull County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond, and each has a hold for a probation violation.
All three face charges of felonious assault, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and participating in a criminal gang, a second-degree felony that carries a potential of eight years behind bars.
All the charges also are enhanced with firearm specifications and specifications that it involved gang participation. Using a firearm can mean an additional three years. The gang involvement can mean between one and three extra years of prison time.
Protho faces an additional count of felonious assault and a charge of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substance. McGuire also has a charge of counterfeit controlled substance.
Indictments against the trio indicate the Savages also includes three juveniles, who are only named with initials, along with others who are yet unidentified.
''Savages, in addition to its common name, has one or more common identifying signs, symbols or colors,'' the indictment states.
One of the crimes the gang is linked to is a street fight on North Bentley Avenue on Sept. 8 when three people were walking down the street and were confronted by a carload of people who took issue with them walking in the roadway. A report indicates the car turned around with its headlights off and then drove back into the group's path before the headlights were turned on. Four people got out of the car and began beating a man in the group before jumping back into a Jaguar and fleeing.
Then on Sept.16, the group is accused of kidnapping a 21-year-old woman, who was held hostage on North Chestnut Avenue, where she was ''pistol whipped, stomped on with spikes, beaten with a belt and kicked,'' according to reports.
A relative of the victim told police that the victim ''knows who it is but she is terrified to tell because they threatened to kill her kids and family. She also thinks it is the so-called gang members - Savages,'' reports state.