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Warren assistant prosecutor put on unpaid leave

WARREN — Warren Municipal Court Assistant Prosecutor Nick Graham will be on unpaid administrative leave effective Monday, pending the outcome of an investigation, said city Law Director Enzo Cantalamessa.

Graham has been on approved sick leave since Aug. 1, which continues through Sunday.

On Saturday, one man was arrested at Graham’s Fairway Drive NE home after police were called to investigate a large group of people fighting during an event Graham identified as a 19th birthday party for his son, according to a police report.

Graham told police the party got out of hand when a group of uninvited men showed up, the report states. Graham told the group to leave and a shoving match began in the front yard, during which a man reportedly punched Graham. Graham’s son was struck in the head with a bottle.

Ryan A. Boano, 18, of Struthers Road, Lowellville, pleaded not guilty to a felonious assault charge stemming from the incident during his arraignment Monday in Warren Municipal Court. Boano posted his $5,000 bond and was ordered not to have contact with the victims or the Fairway Drive property.

Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas P. Gysegem, who presided over the arraignment, on Thursday, recused himself from the case and requested a visiting judge take over, court records show.

Cantalamessa could not comment on the ongoing investigation involving Graham, but said, “Anyone with any information that wishes to come forward in reference to the events of that occurrence (Saturday) is encouraged to do so at the Warren Police Department.”

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