Grand jury indicts man in carrier shooting case
WARREN - A Trumbull County grand jury indicted a man Thursday in the case of gunshots being fired at two newspaper carriers in late January.
Darren Lamont Lee, 27, of West Avenue N.W., was indicted on two counts of felonious assault, carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons under disability, along with two drug possession charges.
According to police, in the early morning of Jan. 30, Lee fired several shots at a 43-year-old Tribune Chronicle newspaper carrier and his 18-year-old daughter. No one was injured.
Lee was arrested in the days following the attack. He is due for arraignment on March 31. If convicted on the charges, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
Police seize drugs in raids on homes
WARREN - The Warren Police Crime unit executed search warrants at 7:30 a.m. Friday at homes at 335/337 Porter and 216 Porter St. as a result of continuing investigations that began last summer.
Although residents were in the houses at the time of the raid, no one was arrested, police said.
Police took an undetermined amount of narcotics from the properties. The drugs are being sent to Bureau of Criminal Investigation to be analyzed.
Mom shoots son, turns gun on self
STRUTHERS - Struthers police are investigating what they are calling a murder and attempted suicide.
According police reports, Robert Slaven ran to his neighbor's house on Seventh Street in Struthers about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night and said that his wife, Leslie Slaven 44, and their son, Justin Slaven, 23, were dead in the basement.
The neighbor called 911 and when police arrived, they found Justin Slaven dead of a gunshot wound and Leslie Slaven had suffered a gunshot wound but survived, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
Detective Ray Greenwood said Leslie Slaven was critically wounded and hasn't regained consciousness, but police believe she shot her son.
Once the investigation is complete, they will be conferring with prosecutors on charges against Leslie Slaven, he told 33 News.
Trumbull couple charged with mailing drugs to jail
WARREN - A Trumbull County grand jury handed up indictments against an inmate and his girlfriend on claims she tried to sneak drugs into the Trumbull County Jail through the mail.
Direct presentment cases to the grand jury show that Priscilla M. ''Peaches'' Miller, 33, of Difford Drive, Niles, faces a third-degree felony charge of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of specified government facility.
Inmate Hargus D. Hall, 32, formerly of Bazetta, faces a third-degree felony charge of complicity to the same charge.
Sheriff's Maj. Tom Stewart said Miller stuck the drug, which was a fourth of the size of a quarter, on a picture of a dog's tongue on the front of the card. Deputies got a tip and intercepted the card before it got to Hall.