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Suspect in murders was out on bond in another case



Published: Fri, August 19, 2011 @ 12:12 a.m.

By Christine Keeling

ckeeling@vindy.com

Youngstown

A city man was free on bond in a murder case at the time he’s accused of killing two other people.

A Mahoning County grand jury handed up indictments Wednesday in the Aug. 6 Wirt Street shooting deaths of 19-year-old Jasmon Reeder and 56-year-old Oscar Teague.

Keilan A. Clinkscale, 22, of Coronado Avenue, and Quentin T. Jones, 23, of Jackson Street, remain at large after arrest warrants were issued Tuesday. They are charged with two counts of felony murder with firearm specifications and having a weapon while under disability.

Mario Rico Correa, 20, of Syracuse, N.Y., and Stephen Johnson, 19, of Coronado Avenue, were indicted on charges of obstructing justice and having a weapon while under disability. They are being held at the Mahoning County Jail.

Clinkscale is scheduled to appear before Judge John M. Durkin of common pleas court Wednesday for a pretrial hearing on another murder charge.

When police allege he took part in the August murders, Clinkscale was free on $60,000 bond on felony murder charges related to the February 2009 death of 24-year-old Melkanoe L. Bowman on Delaware Avenue.

“We did not want him on the street,” said Rebecca Doherty, Mahoning County chief criminal prosecutor. “We can only present what we have, and then it’s up to the judge.”

In January, prosecutors tried to have Clinkscale’s bond revoked after the Community Corrections Association reported there were multiple occasions in December when Clinkscale could not be found while on electronically monitored house arrest. Judge Durkin, however, denied the request.

One month before Reeder and Teague’s deaths, Judge Durkin terminated Clinkscale’s electronic monitoring device as a condition of his bond.

Judge Durkin, through his staff, declined to comment because of the pending case.

Doherty said it is difficult for judges to anticipate what’s going to happen. But she said having the electronic device removed was not something to which prosecutors agreed.

“Bond is really used to make sure” defendants “appear at court hearings,” she said. Clinkscale “had always appeared.”

Youngstown police Capt. Rod Foley said matters such as this are “frustrating for sure.”

He said that when a case takes a long time to come to trial, sometimes witnesses are lost, people forget or a suspect re-offends.

Ryan McGee, 22, of Superior Street, Brandon T. Clinkscale, 24, of Selma Avenue, and Charles Richardson, 24, of Alameda Avenue, also were charged with murder, felonious assault and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation in Bowman’s 2009 death. According to reports, Bowman was shot in the head, and a 6-year-old boy across the street was hit in the left foot with a bullet as he slept.

Charges against Richardson were dismissed in 2010.

Youngstown police records show that Reeder suffered a gunshot wound to his head and Teague was shot in the back. Reeder was pronounced dead at the scene, and Teague died later at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Clinkscale or Jones can call the Youngstown Police Department at 330-747-7911 or 330-746-CLUE to remain anonymous. Persons who provide information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward.


Comments

1Stan(9923 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

"A city man was free on bond in a murder case at the time he’s accused of killing two other people."

In Youngstown killers have their rights . . ..

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2Nom_De_Plume(54 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Not the first time someone has killed while out on a reduced bond from the county prosecutor's office - Reggie Everson, Jamar Houser, Keilan Clinkscale.

Nice spin, Ms. Doherty, but if your office had not agreed to reduce Clinkscale's bond then he would never have been out in the first place. And, read the rules about bond. You are also to consider public safety and not only whether he will appear.

Sheer incompetence.

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3Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

"Doherty said it is difficult for judges to anticipate what’s going to happen."

Really??? They are Youngstown judges, if anyone, they should know what happens when ANIMALS are let out on bond. Way to lenient and always giving a free pass to the REPEAT animals. If the judges want these animals out then they should have to live with the judges family till there court date.

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4southsidedave(4777 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Ah yes, killers have rights ...to kill others while out on bond? Insanity.

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5mrblue(968 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

As long as these animals are put back on the streets, more people are going to be killed or victimized. Keep the plea bargaining process and this is what happens. I am sorry, but the criminals have too many rights.

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6piak(508 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

In our system, you are "innocent" until proven "guilty".

Maybe we should go back to the old idea...You are "guilty" until proven "innocent"?

NEVER should bail be allowed to a murder suspect, specially when that person is a repeat offender or a suspect in any violent crime.

The peace loving citizen is at the mercy of the criminal...and more so under the existing circumstances.

Time for a housecleaning in our judicial system. Long past due for that housecleaning.

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7crimelander(122 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Judge Durkin should have to go live in the neighborhoods with these thugs for six months. What a total moron Durkin is.

So are the prosecutors and those entrusted to protect the public. Bunch of suburban living, doesn't effect me, so I don't care types.

You don't give bonds into MURDERERS, period. Ohio needs to fix this.

Where did Clinkscale get the money to get out of jail? Or did they just push him outside because of house monitoring?

05/27/2009
DEFT'S BOND SHALL BE AMENDED TO $60,000, 10% ACCEPTABLE WITH CONDITION THAT DEFT BE PLACED ON EMHA AT DEFT'S EXPENSE.

Who paid the 10% bond, and why was a 10% bond issued in a MURDER case?

This is what the original bond order was:
2/2009 UPON MOTION OF THE PROSECUTING ATTY BOND IS S ET AT $200,000.00 CASH OR SURETY.

Nice huge reduction there - 200,000 to 6,000.

At the point where house monitoring wasn't being adhered to he should have been sent to jail until further notice. Shameful we can't even house murderers in the county jail.

22 years old and Keilan already had a felony adult drug charge in 2006. Right after he turned 18. Who knows about his juvenile record, probably a sprawling one.

Oddly, Mahoning County's online records show his earlier MURDER case as being closed.

Also concerning is we have the earlier murder case filed on 2/26/2009 and it was still not brought to trial with activity all the way through 7/2011... 2 years 5 months.... What is Gains office waiting for?

Shameful this dead ended thug has at least one baby mama: Angela Wagner and Keilan Clinkscale, Youngstown, girl, Feb. 5, 2008.

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8Boardman120(82 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Clinkscale. A name synonymous with "worthless, murdering thug".

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9pacer(68 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Hang tje judge, he is just as guilty as the other three.

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10TiredTaxpayer(44 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I cannot imagine how the poor families' of those 2 murder victims must feel right now. These thugs are firing into homes, killing and maiming innocent people while they sleep. A 6-year-old was shot! And and the system lets him back on the street UNMONITORED. There are no words to describe how frightening that is to me.

My deepest condolences to to the Reeder and Teague families.

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11dawn421(265 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

REALLY????????????????? what are the judges thinking? im sick of being afraid of these worthless pieces of crap, i bet if i shot one breaking in my house my bail would be more than 60,000 and yyou would see the whole welfare family wailing on tv about how he was a good church going boy!!! and it would be racist to let me off due to he was breaking in my home though, it always about race, cant be that they are just pathatic pieces of crap. sick of the whole mess. and my condolances to the other familys that shouldnt have lost anyone because of him being on the street. and i want to know was his moniter free? i know if u are unemployed you dont have to pay the fee i had to for my son, and he wasnt out on bond for a felony and he worked. if u dont have a job to go to then stay in jail

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12DwightK(1234 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Was Durkin sleeping like that judge in Trumbull county? Should we go to the tape?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBQ2ZBPyDhg

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13crimelander(122 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

If you look in the Docket/record for Clinkscale's earlier homicide over that 2+ years you see all sorts of interesting stuff.

Bunch of court approved outings for him - for Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, work, etc.

Unsure why the Court was involved in special permissions for him. But I am sure it had something to do with him being a 200k straight bond KILLER who was put out likely without posting any bond/security.

Yeah, the judge approved all his little get away for the day furloughs

One can only hope that Durkin is one of the local dirty judge the FEDS are about to come down hard on.

If these blowhard liberally retarded judges want to be so da~n dumb then how about releasing the accused to the judge's custody? Take the Clinkscales with you judge out to Boardman, Poland, Canfield, etc.

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14foxyglo(372 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS, LET THEM OUT ON BAIL SO THEY CAN KILL AGAIN

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15foxyglo(372 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS, LET THEM OUT ON BAIL SO THEY CAN KILL AGAIN

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16Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

chessman

"The only way to survive Youngstown is to move away as far as possible."

That won't do any good, because they are everywhere, in every city, town, etc. You can't run away from them in less you want to move to a isolated place far away from civilization and even then I'm not sure they would not show up. Until there caged up or put to death there is nowhere to escape.

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17Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

And now with popularity of "flash mob" it's getting to where you can't even go to the store anymore. What is the one thing in common on these videos. Only going to get worse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX-CeN...

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18whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

with these concealed and carry laws, a more defined self-defense law needs to be put on the books.

I for one would not have a problem opening up on these hoodlums to protect my family or innocent people,

these laws have to be changed....

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19Boomer(17 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I agree with Boardman120.. We're now dealing with the *new* generation of Clinkscale's, which is no different than the one's before them.

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20commoncitizen(959 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

ALL GOOD response BUT until the judges and procecutors are held responsible for their actions (or lack of) nothing will change. Who do the people complain to ?????

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21Bigben(1996 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Like I said before and I will say it again enforce the laws on the books and keep the bad guys locked up.

That is what needs to be done with guns , drugs and other crime instead of drug testing everyone in the schools or taking everyone's guns put it to those who are criminals instead of the innocent.

Perfect example right here !

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22crimelander(122 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Fairly tired of the silly mentality that says these sorts of things happen everywhere.

There are ENTIRE COUNTIES all over the country that haven't had a homicide this year, last year or in as long as anyone can remember.

Contrast that to Clinkscale who by my accounting is a serial killer (i.e. 3 homicides).

Cities are crime factories, crime magnets and where much of the dysfunction in the entire country congregates. Right behind them are the suburbs.

Go live in rural America and see how shocked people would get and how militant they'd become if such trash was allowed to murder then roam around freely to do it again.

Sure Clinkscale is innocent until proven guilty. Tell lazy a$$ Paul Gains to bring this thug to trial already. 2 1/2 year later and no trial, fire Gains in the next election.

When is Judge Durkin next election run? Time to replace him too.

Put Gains and Durkin in the unemployment line.

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23seminole(476 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Another example of the ignorance and ineptiude of the valley judicial system. Until the judges get some balls and the prosecutors do their f'in job then we will continue to have ghetto trash released on bond to exact more murders. How in the hell can they (judges & prosecutors) even try to justify their criminal behavior (or open their dumba-- mouths to try)? Gains and his posse of inept presecutors continue to make deals and the judges, who should know better and have the balls to do so, should refuse the pleas deals and execute the laws to the fullest. This is why this area is a sh--hole that is getting worse. YOU HAVE MURDERERS RELEASED ON BOND TO ROAM FREE!!! And then the idiots can't understand why they can't find them when they want to revoke their bond? There isn't any real justice in this area, just overpaid pompous a-holes sitting on benches and behind desks making deals and lettting societal ingrates free to kill and assault when they feel the urge to do so. This is why I have been saying for years that we (law abiding tax paying citizens) need to take up arms and defend ourselves. If you haven't then you should. This is exactly why you need to protect yourself and your family. The "legal system" doesn't, and does not give a damn about it.

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