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Warren man gets extra year for chase

WARREN — A Warren man was given an additional year in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a felony charge in connection to a police chase May 31 in Warren.

Cory M. Fambro, 30, 1725 Edgewood St. NE, was given a one-year prison term last month by Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos for a probation violation of a possession of weapons in a motor vehicle conviction he had in 2018.

Fambro’s probation violation and new charge, which was resolved Wednesday before Judge W. Wyatt McKay, stem from a May 31, 2019, incident in which Fambro was involved in a high-speed chase through northeast Warren, according to assistant Prosecutor Diane L. Barber.

Officers attempted to stop Fambro’s Dodge Charger at Edgewood Street and Genesee Avenue NE. Fambro’s vehicle then fled at a high rate of speed, with police picking up the chase on Glenwood NE, Barber said, before the vehicle crashed near Laird Avenue and Grandview Street. Barber said that after the crash, Fambro fled on foot before finally being arrested in the area of Oak Knoll Avenue NE.

Fambro pleaded guilty to failure to comply with order or signal of the police officer, and McKay sentenced him to one year in prison and suspended his driver’s license.

Fambro said this incident doesn’t define him.

“Lately, it’s been two steps forward and three steps back for me,” he told the judge.

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