WARREN - A quarrel between roommates Thursday evening left one man in surgery with a gunshot wound and the other in custody after a motorcycle chase that ended in Newton Falls.
Police arrested Jeffrey Stone, 37, after his roommate, Larry Newland, 48, told police that Stone shot him during an fight in an upstairs bedroom.
Newland, of 1907 Clermont Ave. N.E., was shot in his lower right abdomen. He was found lying outside of 1887 Clermont Ave. N.E about 6:41 p.m.
Police said they found neighbors Michael Ferry and Roberson Ferry, of 1887 Clermont Ave., attempting to care for Newland.
They told officers that Stone took off on a black pocket-type motorcycle.
Warren Police Lt. Martin Gargas said he saw a motorcycle fitting the description on Larchmont Avenue as police arrived on scene, but upon doubling back, he was unable to locate the bike and rider.
Dispatch relayed Stone's description to the surrounding area.
"Dispatch did a fantastic job getting the information to the other jurisdictions," Gargas said. "There were two separate chases and a foot pursuit."
Braceville police spotted the bike and rider on Center South road, and a chase ensued, according to Braceville police Chief William Garro.
Garro said Braceville officer Joshua Rudesill picked up Stone again at state Route 534 and followed him to the intersection of Arlington Road and Bridge Street, where the historic, one-lane covered bridge is located in Newton Falls.
A car blocked the motorcycle on the bridge. Rudesill attempted to arrest Stone then, but Stone took off on foot, tossing a gun toward the Mahoning River, Garro said.
Stone eventually surrendered and was taken into custody, Garro said.
Newton Falls Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived, and a weapon was recovered, police said.
While he is listed as Newland's roommate, Stone has a secondary address, listed as 911 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls.
Stone was being questioned about 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the police station. Questioning continued late Thursday and a report with formal charges had not been issued. Garro said Stone was arrested on charges of felony fleeing and eluding, carrying a concealed weapon, tampering with evidence, and resisting arrest.
Newland was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital for surgery. His condition was not released late Thursday.