Tased man has prongs removed at hospital

Staff report


A man who was tased by police while fleeing a traffic stop faces multiple charges.

Jamar Spivey, 25, of Thornton Avenue in Youngstown was arrested at 5:25 p.m. Monday at Madison and Wilson streets.

He was charged with having a gun while legally prohibited from doing so, receiving stolen property, carrying concealed weapons, drug possession and obstructing official business. He was arraigned Tuesday and his preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 10 in Campbell Municipal Court. There is no record of him having posted bail.

A passenger in his car, Tamara Julious, 25, also of Thornton Avenue in Youngstown was arrested and charged with drug possession. She was released on a $260 bond.

A police report says an officer stopped Spivey for a cracked windshield. The officer told him the car was going to be towed and to get out of the car. After he did, the officer smelled marijuana, the report says. When he checked Spivey for weapons, he found a bag of marijuana. A loaded .40 caliber handgun was found under the driver’s seat.

Police later discovered the gun was stolen.

Spivey tried to run and was tased. He had to go to St. Elizabeth Health Center to have the taser prongs removed, the report says.

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