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YOUNGSTOWN Woman, man arraigned in two separate killings



Published: Wed, September 4, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN -- An Austintown man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and a Youngstown woman charged with aggravated murder were arrested within about an hour of each other but only one spent the holiday weekend in jail.

Danielle Joy Wilson, 25, of Cohasset Drive was arrested on a warrant at noon Friday at a South Raccoon Road apartment. She is accused of fatally shooting Jonathan Ragsdale, 79, of Hillman Way at a house on Idlewood Avenue on Aug. 27.

Gary R. Davis, 43, of Cannon Road was arrested on a warrant at 1:17 p.m. Friday at the police station. He is accused of striking and killing Cheryl A. Rockney, 49, of Kenmore Court, Austintown, as she walked on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of Oak Street Aug. 22. He is also accused of failure to stop after the accident.

Municipal Judge Elizabeth A. Kobly set a $50,000 bond for Davis, at the request of his lawyer, and allowed him to post 10 percent, which Davis paid, records show.

He was booked and released from the Mahoning County jail within two hours Friday afternoon.

Wilson, who had no lawyer, spent the Labor Day weekend in jail. The holiday on Monday meant that courts were closed.

Davis and Wilson were both arraigned Tuesday by Judge Robert P. Milich. The judge set Wilson's bond at $500,000 cash or surety and determined that she qualifies for a court-appointed lawyer. Her preliminary hearing is Friday.

Since Davis already had his bond set, Judge Milich set a preliminary hearing on the felony charges for Sept. 30.

As of this morning, Wilson was still in the county jail.




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