Suspect was out on bond for another charge
The common pleas judge said he will revoke the bond set in May.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The conduct that led to Corey Floyd's being indicted in May on an aggravated drug trafficking charge continues, an assistant prosecutor said.
Floyd, 26, of Detroit Avenue, was arraigned Wednesday in municipal court on charges of drug trafficking and illegal possession of a weapon. He was arrested when members of the Vice Squad used a search warrant to enter an apartment at the Westlake Terrace housing project on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Anthony J. Farris, chief assistant city prosecutor, asked that bond be set at $1 million. He explained that Floyd has a substantial criminal record and has been out on bond since May pending trial in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on an aggravated drug trafficking charge.
Judge Robert P. Milich set bond at $365,000. A pretrial was set for July 28.
Common pleas Judge James C. Evans said Wednesday he will revoke Floyd's first bond from May as soon as he receives information about the new charges. The case is set for a pretrial on Aug. 4.
Police used a master key to enter the rear of the apartment on MLK after knocking and announcing their presence around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Floyd ran out the front door, sprinted westbound and then went south past the Rescue Mission, reports show.
Police said Floyd jumped a fence and tossed an object near a drain in the 900 block of Madison Avenue. Officers found him lying behind shrubs not far from the drain and, after a brief struggle, handcuffed him.
A plastic bag containing a large amount of crack cocaine was found near the drain, police said. A search of the apartment that officers entered with a search warrant turned up three more large bags of crack in a bedroom closet and a loaded handgun under the mattress, reports show.
In the refrigerator, police found more crack and unidentified pills. In the freezer, they found several doses of heroin. They also found two electronic scales in the kitchen, reports show.