5 women face felony rioting charges

YOUNGSTOWN — Five of seven women charged with felony rioting after a fight with a city policewoman on the South Side will have their cases bound over for consideration by a Mahoning County grand jury.

Jamalia Abrams, no age or address given; Alicia Davis, 20, of Winona Avenue; Ronisha Harris, 21, of Columbus Street, Struthers; Britany West, 20, of Winona Avenue; and Janeica Abrams, no age or address given; appeared before Judge Elizabeth Kobly for a preliminary hearing Monday.

Two other women — Briyanna Littlejohn, 20, of Montclair Avenue, Boardman, and her sister, Brittany Littlejohn, 21, of Eastway Drive — are also facing charges in the incident.

Janeica Abrams waived her right to have a preliminary hearing, but Judge Kobly decided to allow the felony cases against the remaining four women to go before a grand jury after hearing testimony from the officer who was allegedly assaulted — Officer Bridget Quinn ­— and a witness who saw the incident and called 911.

For the complete story, read Tuesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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