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Published: Fri, July 1, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.

A grand jury indicted Steven J. Karsnak 39, of West Middlesex, Pa., on a charge of escape. Karsnak was the first inmate to escape from the Ohio State Penitentiary supermax prison in Youngstown on May 3. He ran away from a corrections officer while on his way back to the prison's minimum-security camp. Authorities captured him on Castalia Avenue on the city's East Side about an hour after his escape. Others indicted this week:

Roderick Williams, 22, Montgomery, Ala.; burglary.

Antonio Whitfield, 22, West Indianola Avenue, Youngstown; burglary.

Michael Colemen, 45, South Raccoon Road, Youngstown; driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Michael Olverson, 28, Oak Street Extension, Lowellville; theft.

Ernest J. Gombas, 39, South Bon Air Avenue, Youngstown; cocaine possession.

Edward R. Mills Sr., 46, East Pennsylvania Avenue, Sebring; complicity to burglary.

Savaughn Jones, 24, Lora Avenue, Youngstown; illegal possession of weapons.

Rex G. Curtis, 46, Argo Street, Youngstown; driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Maria Betancourt, 46, Hilton Avenue, Youngstown; theft.

Gregory Vanartsdalen, 26, Hadley, Pa.; heroin possession.

Rafel Medida also known as Rafael Medina, 25, Mahoning County Jail; failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.

Amy Sewinsky, 34, Salem Street, Greenville, Pa.; heroin possession.

Kennon Mitchell, 26, West Ravenwood Avenue, Youngstown; carrying concealed weapons.

Daniel Morris, 38, Collins Avenue, Youngstown; receiving stolen property.

Dana Wallace, 23, West LaClede Avenue, Youngstown; aggravated burglary, intimidation of a victim in an criminal case and menacing by stalking.

Brandon Liggens, 25, East Myrtle Avenue, Youngstown; illegal possession of weapons, cocaine possession, carrying concealed weapons, improperly handing a firearm in a motor vehicle and firearm and forfeiture specifications.

William T. Jones, 44, West LaClede Avenue, Youngstown; aggravated robbery with a firearm specification and receiving stolen property.

John M. Perdue, 24, Plazaview Court, Youngstown; cocaine possession (two counts), illegal possession of weapons, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Rodney Clay, 31, Chicago Avenue, Youngstown; kidnapping, felonious assault and domestic violence.

Jose M. Vega, 45, South Truesdale Avenue, Youngstown; drug possession (two counts) with a forfeiture specification and illegal possession of a weapon.

David Vasvari, 28, Cover Drive, Poland; felonious assault (two counts).

Michael D. Washington, 30, Republic Avenue, Youngstown; cocaine possession with a forfeiture specification.

Source: Mahoning County Clerk of Courts


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