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Suspect is arraigned in shooting at area bar



Published: Sat, July 7, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m.

The fugitive was found on a porch in Cleveland with a fake ID.

By PATRICIA MEADE

VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER

YOUNGSTOWN — Eyewitnesses told pretty much the same story: A tall man walked over to a bar patron and, with little or no conversation, opened fire.

When Llewellyn Nelson fell to the floor, the gunman stood over him and fired again. The 55-year-old Oxford Avenue man, hit in the face and upper torso, was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in critical condition.

One bullet also hit the left foot of a 30-year-old Alameda Avenue woman who just happened to be sitting on the bar stool next to Nelson. Tammy Wolfe, who dived to the floor and then scrambled out the front door, told police she heard at least four shots.

That was seven months ago at Soso’s, a bar on North Avenue. Within a few days of the shooting, Detective Sgt. Patrick Kelly had warrants issued for the arrest of Glenn “Doughnut” Floyd, 46, of Edwards Avenue.

Floyd, though, was nowhere to be found — until late Thursday afternoon. Members of the local U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force passed on information to their counterparts in Cleveland, who found Floyd on a friend’s porch and took him into custody.

A fake ID with Floyd’s photo, but bearing the name Darrell Forrester, was confiscated.

Arraignment

Floyd was arraigned Friday in municipal court. Judge Robert P. Milich set bond at $500,000 on charges of attempted murder and felonious assault.

Dana C. Lantz, assistant city prosecutor, told the judge that Floyd’s criminal background includes carrying a concealed weapon, drug abuse, having a weapon under disability and more. She said he has used four aliases and three Social Security numbers.

Floyd also faces a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and was also served with two county warrants that were issued in January for parole violations in separate drug cases at Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Records show Floyd was placed on three years’ community control, commonly called probation, on Jan. 26, 2006, after pleading guilty to attempted possession of heroin, amended in a plea agreement. The charge was filed in 2005.

Floyd was also given three years’ community control on Jan. 26, 2006, in a separate heroin possession case that was filed in December 2004. That charge, too, was reduced to attempted possession in a plea agreement.

meade@vindy.com


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