Shot fired in fight
FARRELL, Pa. -- Police said a fight between two men escalated into a shooting when someone in the crowd handed one of the combatants a gun.
Police said Donta Bell, 18, of Emerson Avenue fired a shot that struck Brandon Smith, 24, of Cleveland Street, Masury, in the back.
The wound was minor, and Smith was treated at Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon.
Bell fled but turned himself in later and was arraigned on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and carrying a firearm without a license. He was held in the Mercer County Jail with bond set at $50,000.
NILES -- Police are searching for a man who stole a computer from a store.
The man is described as white, age 25 to 30, with black hair, weighing about 175 pounds and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. Reports say he walked into Sam's Club, Youngstown-Warren Road, shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday, placed a Gateway computer valued at more than $1,600 into a shopping cart and fled.
Illegal immigrantscaught in Pennsylvania
MERCER, Pa. -- State police said they apprehended two illegal immigrants heading west on Interstate 80 in Findley Township.
The two, both Chinese nationals, were stopped when police said they saw their vehicle driven erratically around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
Federal immigration agents from Pittsburgh took both into custody, police said.
Barbecue goes bad
YOUNGSTOWN -- What began as a peaceful family barbecue Sunday at a house in the 500 block of West Warren Avenue turned into a large fight that was reported several times to the 911 center, police said.
Quentin Burley, 18, of West Warren was arrested on charges of felonious assault and assault.
When officers arrived, they found 15 people outside, yelling and pushing one another.
Burley is accused of punching his 14-year-old cousin in the head and trying to smash the boy's head onto a porch column. When family members stepped in, Burley smacked his 27-year-old female cousin in the face, they said. She had a bloody lip and cut on her right cheek.
Police said they saw Burley come out of the house with a garden hoe and charge the father of the 14-year-old boy. Police said they used pepper spray on Burley to stop his attack.
Walker killed on 422
SOUTHINGTON -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a 78-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle.
According to reports, Richard G. Burnham, of Southington, was walking southwest on U.S. Route 422 around midnight Sunday when he was struck by a GMC Envoy driven by Gregory A. Stoner, 52, of Newton Falls.
Stoner suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, reports state.
Injured with beer bottle
YOUNGSTOWN -- In an argument at Cyrax West, a bar at 706 Steel St., Charles E. Feltner was hit in the head with a full beer bottle around 12:05 a.m. Sunday, police said.
When police arrived, Feltner, 33, of Florence Avenue, was sitting in a chair bleeding from his left cheek and his neck. The cut on his neck required surgery, police said.
The man with whom Feltner argued left before police arrived.
Result of Alabama trip
GIRARD -- A Youngstown man was scheduled for arraignment today in municipal court on charges connected to leaving town and taking three runaway teenagers with him.
Breadon Clare, 20, of Tod Lane, who surrendered Friday in Warren, faces three counts of interference with custody.
Police Capt. Frank Bigowsky said Clare surrendered to the Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, where he faces an unrelated arson charge.
Bigowsky charged Clare in July after Clare took the juveniles with him when he fled to avoid the arson charge.
The teens were taken into custody about a week later by police in Anniston, Ala., after police stopped the car Clare was driving. Clare wasn't arrested at the time because the Girard arrest warrant wasn't yet in the police computer.