Gunshots lead to guns, drugs

Man faces nine felony charges

WARREN — A man is facing nine felony drug and gun charges in Warren Municipal Court after a report of shots fired on Niles Road SE led to a cache of weapons and drugs when police executed a search warrant, according to police and court records.

Eugene Lockney III, 39, Vine Avenue NE, is charged with aggravated trafficking, four counts of having weapons under disability, two counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of drug possession.

A police hold was placed on Lockney after he was transported to St. Joseph Warren Hospital because open wounds on his arms prevented the Trumbull County Jail from accepting him, the police report states.

Police were called just after 8 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Niles Road SE and Homewood Avenue SE when 911 callers reported hearing 20 to 30 gunshots.

Police found three bags of marijuana weighing 1,160 grams, 20 syringes, 17 packs of Suboxone, six packs of small plastic baggies, a marijuana grinder, four digital scales, an AK 47 rifle magazine, seven boxes of ammunition, a loaded 9 mm, a loaded AR 15, a 32-caliber revolver, a rifle reported stolen in Warren and various ammunition.

While searching the area for the source of the gunshots, police saw three people run into a white building behind 1566 Niles Road SE and followed them there, according to the police report.

Police asked everyone to get out of the building so they could go in and ensure no one was injured, and checked the identification of Lockney and a few others at the building.

Danielle Robison, 31, North Cedar Avenue, Niles, was arrested on fines and costs warrants.

While looking inside, officers saw a blue gun box with rounds from a 9mm and an AK 47 next to it on a couch in an office, the report states. In an open backpack, a police officer saw syringes and in a cooler bag saw a large amount of marijuana, the report states.

Police went to the Warren prosecutor’s office and obtained a search warrant for the building signed by municipal court Judge Terry F. Ivanchak because Lockney did not consent to a search.

The owner of the building told police Lockney rents some space from him in the building to work on cars, the report states.

Lockney’s conviction for involuntary manslaughter in Virginia prevents him from possessing guns.