Man surrenders after standoff
Another man was arrested in the abduction of a woman.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Antwon Lanier barricaded himself in the attic of a house at 829 Kenneth St. on the East Side and withstood 90 minutes of tear gas before surrendering to police.
Lanier, 22, of East Midlothian Boulevard gave up to members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive and Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes task forces around 12:30 p.m. Friday, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Dean Michael. He said the task force members went to the house at 10:30 a.m., cleared out the other occupants and lobbed the tear gas in at 11 when Lanier refused to come out.
Warrants on him
Warrants charge Lanier with the July 27 attempted murder and aggravated robbery of Elijah J. Jackson, 20, of Magnolia Avenue.
Jackson told police that he and a friend were sitting on steps at Market Street and Judson Avenue when three men pulled up in an older model Pontiac.
Jackson said he was robbed at gunpoint of $20 by one of the men and then shot in the abdomen after being told to run down Market Street. He identified the suspect for police, saying they've clashed over a woman and it's an ongoing problem.
North Side arrest
Michael said task force members also arrested Sanjuan Smith, 36, of 130 Saranac Ave. at his home just before 10 a.m. Friday. He was found hiding in a bedroom closet of the North Side house.
Smith is charged with abduction, assault and corruption of another with drugs. The alleged crimes involve a woman and took place Aug. 26.
Lanier and Smith will remain in the Mahoning County jail pending arraignment Monday.