5 face charges after brawl at park


Five men are expected in Austintown Area Court today facing charges of rioting, assault, resisting arrest and failure to comply with the signal or order of a police officer after a Memorial Day brawl in Milton State Park.

Ryan Slade, 19, of Cornell Avenue; Lester Walker Jr., 19, of West Boston Avenue; Keith Griffin Jr., 20, of Francisca Avenue; Jeffrey Pureie, 25, no address given; and Raymond Sims, 20, of Charlotte Avenue; were arrested after the fight Monday in the park. Police say as many as 50 people may have been involved in the fight.

The fight reportedly started over the use of a basketball.

Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.