Youngstown man found guilty in 1997 murder
JEFFERSON - A jury in Ashtabula on Wednesday found a Youngstown man guilty on two of three charges in a 1997 murder case.
John Drummond Jr., 36, of Youngstown, was charged in connection with the 1997 shooting of Ronald ''Maceo'' Hull in Ashtabula.
Wednesday was the jury's third day of deliberations as it considered two counts of aggravated murder and kidnapping charged against Drummond.
The trial began Aug. 22 in Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court. Prosecutors said Drummond believed Hull stole $10,000 from a friend. Hull was beaten, pistol-whipped and shot four times.
Four others - George Church, Jawann Evans, Eric Weaver and Stephen Boles - were all charged with kidnapping and murder in January. The murder charges were dropped in exchange for testifying against Drummond. All four pleaded guilty to kidnapping.
Man says he was intentionally hit by car
WARREN - A man told city police a female driver struck him in the legs with her vehicle Monday evening after he yelled at her to "slow down."
Michael Czechowski, 23, of Greenlawn Avenue N.W. said he was walking through the parking lot to enter the Giant Eagle on Mahoning Avenue around 8:15 p.m. when a mid-sized red car almost hit him, according to a Warren police report.
The report states that Czechowski yelled at the driver, ''Slow down,'' but instead she stopped her car, put it in reverse and hit him in the legs. The woman took off, reports state.
The police report indicates Czechowski suffered apparent minor injuries. Czechowski stated he did not call police at the time of the incident, but it is not clear why. The police report indicates Czechowski reported the incident Tuesday afternoon.
Youngstown man charged in shooting
YOUNGSTOWN - A Youngstown man is being held in the Mahoning County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond on accusations he shot another man three times last week.
Teon Stennis, 20, of Alameda Avenue, was ordered held Wednesday on felonious assault charges. He entered no plea, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Tuesday.
Stennis is accused of shooting Kewann Skinner, 19, of Youngstown, at about 6 p.m. Aug. 18 in front of 94 Jean St. Skinner was shot once in the buttocks and twice in the leg, according to police.
Skinner was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Witnesses told police the shooter fled in a black Nissan SUV. Officers found three shell casings in the area.