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Falls man to serve 9 months for two charges

WARREN — A Newton Falls man on Thursday received concurrent nine-month prison sentences after pleading guilty to separate cases of domestic violence and possession of a fentanyl-related compound.

Travis G. Gant, 29, of Milton Boulevard, appeared before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald J. Rice and agreed to a plea deal that headed off a potential Aug. 9 trial in the cases.

“I am sorry for what I’ve done. I died on the streets that night,” Gant said before Rice pronounced sentence.

Gant was referring to the night of Nov. 20, 2020, when Warren police officers were dispatched to investigate a drug overdose at an apartment in the 400 block of Vine Avenue NE.

An officer and ambulance attendants found the door open with a man unresponsive on the ground just inside the doorway. After attendants administered several rounds of the anti-opioid drug Narcan, the man admitted to shooting up heroin, the report states, but he couldn’t remember what he did with the needle or with whom he had been.

Inside the apartment, officers had found a gray powder substance inside a bindle in a plastic bag inside a zippered case. Prosecutors said the substance later tested positive for fentanyl.

In the domestic violence case, Newton Falls officers were called Feb. 2, 2021, to a Milton Boulevard apartment, where a 20-year-old woman told police she was assaulted by a boyfriend.

The woman said they had gotten into an argument and the man, identified as Gant, punched her in the left eye. When the woman told Gant she was calling police, the report states he pushed her and ran out of the apartment.

The woman, who was eight weeks pregnant, told officers she felt dizzy and her shoulder felt like it was out of place. She asked to go to the hospital to see if the baby was all right, the report states.

Gant was charged with a fifth-degree felony because the woman was pregnant. Before sentencing, Gant apologized to the woman, who was not in the courtroom.

“I want her to be all right,” he told the judge.

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