Three teens arrested in Warren bat beating case


Warren police arrested three teenage boys Tuesday morning and charged them in a fight that left a 15-year-old boy in critical condition with a head injury suffered when he was hit with a baseball bat.

Of the three, Johntee Daniel, 16, faces the most charges — two counts of felonious assault and one count of assault, a misdemeanor.

Jovan Daniel, 15, is charged with one count of felonious assault; and Shawdon Flowers, 15, is charged with one count of complicity to felonious assault.

But police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Cole and the assistant Trumbull County prosecutor handling the case, Stanley Elkins, won’t say which of the three is the boy seen in a video captured on a cell phone assaulting Verdarell Lowery, 15, of Logan Street Southeast.

Elkins said the charges filed relate to three assault victims.

Verdarell remains in critical condition in Akron Children’s hospital, Cole said.

Verdarell was struck while standing in the middle of a large fight on Brier Street at Duke Avenue Southeast at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Read more in Wednesday’s Vindicator and

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