MAHONING COUNTY Judge sets bond for teen
The man is accused of being among spectators at at dogfight.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County Common Pleas judge has set a $1,000 bond for an 18-year-old Campbell man accused in cases of dogfighting in Youngstown and of obstructing justice in the investigation of a Canfield stabbing.
Eithyer L. Ramos of Coitsville Road had been released on his own recognizance in the dogfighting case, lawyers said. He had posted a $10,000 bond in the obstruction case after a lower court hearing. But the recognizance bond was revoked when the obstruction charge moved to common pleas court.
Common pleas Judge Maureen Cronin set a new $1,000 bond on the dogfighting charge Wednesday. Ramos would have to post 10 percent, or $100, to be released. Ramos is accused of being among the men watching a dogfight last year at a home on Cassius Avenue.
In the second case, Ramos is accused of obstructing justice during the investigation of the stabbing of a Canfield High School student.
County deputy sheriffs said Ramos was with Joel Lassalle, 18, of East Philadelphia Avenue, Youngstown, when Jose Morales, 17, of North Palmyra Road, was stabbed in February. Morales told deputies he was stabbed in the chest during a fight at his home around 1:24 a.m. Feb. 24.
Lassalle faces a felonious assault charge and awaits trial. His brother, Jose Lassalle Jr., faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing official business in the case. His case is pending in Youngstown Municipal Court.