Youngstowner accused in punching, stabbing
The man who was stabbed had to go to the hospital.
BOARDMAN -- A Youngstown man was lodged in the Mahoning County jail, accused of punching one person and stabbing another.
Ronald D. Hellman Jr., 39, of Manhattan Avenue, was charged with felonious assault and misdemeanor counts of assault and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A 20-year-old woman told police that she was at the Glen Park Road house of a friend, Justin Baun, 20, when Hellman, whom she knows, arrived Monday night. She said Hellman told her that her mother was looking for her because of a family emergency.
The woman told Hellman she'd go with him if Baun could accompany them, a police report said. Hellman initially resisted but then agreed.
As they were pulling out of the driveway, Hellman changed his mind and told Baun to get out of the car. When the woman, who was in the passenger seat, grabbed the door handle, she said, Hellman punched her in the side of the head.
Baun, seated in the back, punched Hellman. Hellman let go of the steering wheel, grabbed a steak knife and stabbed Baun in the cheek and the thigh and bit his hand, the report said.
The car went into a ditch near the driveway, and all three people got out.
Baun was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Police found Hellman near where the attack occurred, and he was arrested. They said they found a suspected crack pipe in a pack of cigarettes on the floor in front of the driver's seat and three knives in the car.