Warren party turns into fight

WARREN — A Lowellville man was arraigned Monday on felonious assault and obstructing official business charges after police reported a birthday party at the home of a Warren attorney got out of control late Saturday.

Ryan A. Boano, 18, of Struthers Road, pleaded not guilty to the charges before Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem, who set bond at $5,000 and ordered Boano to appear again Sept. 2 for a preliminary hearing. Boano, who posted bond, also was ordered not to have contact with the victims or the Fairway Drive property after his release from jail about 2 p.m. Monday, records show.

Officers were dispatched about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to investigate a large group of people fighting in the 900 block of Fairway Drive NE. A report states one of the victims was struck in the head with a glass bottle, causing a cut to the back of his head. The man who reportedly struck him was spotted by police walking east on Melwood Drive NE and ignored officers’ orders to stop, the report states.

As the man attempted to get into a truck on Wildwood Drive NE, an officer was able to place him into handcuffs. The occupants of the truck told officers they did not know the man, who had run in front of the truck and tried to get into the back seat, the report states.

The Fairway Drive homeowner, identified in the report as Nick Graham, who is assistant prosecutor in Warren Municipal Court, told police a 19th birthday party for his son started to get out of hand when a group of uninvited men showed up. When Graham told the group to leave, a shoving match began in the front yard, and the report states a man punched Graham. As his son tried to break up the fight, he was struck in the head with the bottle, the report states.

Graham told officers he would take his son to St. Joseph Warren Hospital to get stitches, the report states.


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