Youngstown man arrested in Liberty pizza delivery shooting

LIBERTY – A man accused as the lookout in the shooting of a pizza deliveryman April 15 was arraigned on complicity charges today in Girard Municipal Court.

Jermaine D. Stroughter Jr., 22, of Dickson Street, Youngstown, pleaded not guilty before Girard Municipal Judge Jeffrey Adler to two counts of complicity as well as carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons under restrictions.

Stroughter, who was arrested about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 4200 block of Belmont Avenue in Liberty, was given a $50,000 bond and a preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. May 5 in Adler’s court.

Reports say Stroughter is accused of helping to plan the robbery and standing by with a loaded gun as a man bringing a pie from Domino’s was shot in the back. The shooting happened at about 11 p.m. April 15 outside a home in the 400 block of Montrose Avenue.

Stroughter is not the triggerman, and that person has not been arrested.

According to township police Chief Toby Meloro, the deliveryman had non-life threatening injuries. Reports showed a co-worker drove the victim to the hospital.


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