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4 arrest warrants issued for Youngstown man

Published: Fri, October 14, 2011 @ 12:05 a.m.


Alfonda Madison

By John W. Goodwin Jr.



Alfonda Madison just can’t seem to stay out of Youngstown and Mahoning County courtrooms.

Madison, 25, of Dearborn Avenue, is now wanted on three aggravated-robbery warrants and a warrant for illegal possession of a firearm.

The four arrest warrants stem from an incident Tuesday in which Madison and another man are accused of forcing their way into a Victor Street home on the East Side while armed with a shotgun.

Madison, this week, was called to testify as a witness for the state in the murder trial of Lorenza Barnette, 29, of Lora Avenue. Barnette and two other men are charged with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and arson in the Aug. 11, 2009, deaths of Jaron L. Roland, 20, of Fairmont Avenue, and his cousin, Darry B. Woods-Burt Jr., 19, of the city’s North Side.

The aggravated robbery took place just before 10 p.m. at the Victor Street home of a 27-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman. There were also six small children in the house at the time of the incident.

According to police reports, two men knocked on the door of the home and then forced their way inside brandishing a handgun and a shotgun. The intruders repeatedly ordered the man and woman to hand over money and, at one point, pointed the gun at the man’s head and threatened his life.

A 14-year-old boy inside the house hid in a bathroom and called police. The intruders ran out a back door when they realized police had been alerted.

The aggravated robbery and court testimony all took place while Madison is free awaiting sentencing on a previous aggravated-assault conviction.

He pleaded guilty to the aggravated-assault charge in a plea agreement with the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s office.

The charges stem from a 2010 incident in which prosecutors say Madison and several co-defendants shot a child in both legs while she sat in the back seat of a relative’s car at a convenience store on Logan Avenue.

Witnesses told police a tan vehicle containing four men drove down Saranac Avenue west of Logan with someone firing shots at the car containing the child.

Family members said the child and other family members had been headed to a local swimming pool. The family had piled into several cars to go to the recreation facility.

Madison, before entering into the plea agreement, was free on a $50,000 bond but ended up back in common pleas court and ultimately back in jail because he could not follow the rules placed upon him while out on bond.

As a part of his bond, Madison was placed on electronically monitored house arrest where his movements were limited to his home. Court documents say Madison violated his requirement to stay home on numerous occasions.

Judge James C. Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court issued an arrest warrant for Madison on Oct. 29, 2010. The judge then ordered he be jailed without bond.

Authorities could not explain how Madison was released from jail after entering into the plea agreement.

Madison also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice earlier this year.


1repeaters(314 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Who was his Lawyer and who was the Judge that allowed this 'piece of work' to be on the streets?

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2lefty83(313 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Who names these chillens?

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3HOWARD307(12 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

lefty I agree -- these wanna be gangster's (parents??) give them some really European sounding names sometimes. That said, I doubt the biological father(s) even know they have a "kid" named Alfonso.
Check Bill Cosby book and TV interviews on this very subject. Also, it is apparent that "the state's witness" will hardly be taken seriously at trial, and why "several" home monitoring violations? ONE should have sent him back "in" - courts and prosecutors are a joke, and evidently this guy assumed since he was a state witness he was free to violate since he has a "deal" .. pathetic.
It takes ONE of these (repeated DAILY) stories in "The Valley" to offset TEN good stories, good luck attracting companies chamber, better get a good PR consultant

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4Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Alfonda Madison who is the darling of the prosecutor's office will no doubt get another free pass . . . ..

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5tkytown(43 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

The prosecutor's office should be fired for repeated "screw ups" with violent criminals, they repeatedly let loose or release violent people and they seldon win a verdict in court because of inept leadership....Gains is a clown and is incompetent!

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6palbubba(809 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

"As a part of his bond, Madison was placed on electronically monitored house arrest where his movements were limited to his home. Court documents say Madison violated his requirement to stay home on numerous occasions.

Judge James C. Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court issued an arrest warrant for Madison on Oct. 29, 2010. The judge then ordered he be jailed without bond.

Authorities could not explain how Madison was released from jail after entering into the plea agreement.

Madison also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice earlier this year."
The problem here is, as usual, the judges and the prosecutors office who can't seem to keep criminals in jail. This professional criminal should be put away for as long as the law will allow. With our inept judges and prosecutors, that is just not going to happen. Our only recourse is to fix this problem on election day, but I'm not very hopeful.

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7drpautot(70 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Bring back the stocks, lashings, and pay-per view executions wouldn't be a bad idea. Our jail system is a joke. The only thing that gets these brats attention is another bullet to the head.All law abiding citizens should get a carry and conceal, and proudly show your piece. gutter punks always think twice when your gun is ready to use, they have to pull up their pants to get to it, and generally cant fire straight. anyway.

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8ghostofjohnyoung(163 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

I am fed up with the losers in offices around here.

Judge Evans needs to go bye byes also.

How does a POS repeat thug like this post a $50k bond?

The answer is, the dumb idiots running the Courts here let this moron out on his own, no bond needed:


Now look at what follows:



If there was a motion to revoke bond in July, why wasn't a hearing held immediately? It's been 3 months since then.

/ Authorities could not explain how Madison was released from jail after entering into the plea agreement. /

Fire the f'n losers and corrupt co-conspirators in offices Downtown.

Where's the accountability in this County? There isn't any.

What kind of POS shoots people sitting in a car? Children at that?

Takes a special breed of losers to plea those sorts of cases down to minor infractions and allow the accused and those who plead guilty to roam around freely outside, under minimal to no supervision.

Was this another person sent to that scam, CCA? CCA seems to be in the middle of many of these cases.

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9ghostofjohnyoung(163 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

While we are discussing Alfonda, his name seems familiar.

Wasn't his father Alfonda Sr? Killed by Willie WIlliams in 1991 Labor Day Massacre?

Willie Williams murder of four folks in 1991 was over local drug wars.

As folks might remember, Williams broke out of jail and was on the run for a while.

"Williams surrendered to authorities in early 1992 after he and other accomplices armed with guns and explosives invaded the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center"

These are the types of people we are dealing with and their bastard offspring.

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10ghostofjohnyoung(163 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Everyone needs to read this. This shows clearly how the Mahoning County justice system is a FAILURE AND HAS BEEN FOR DECADES.

Alfonda Sr's killer had quite a record. Ironically, his charges in Mahoning County were mainly dropped. If Mahoning County would had adequately prosecuted the serial killer WIlliams, he likely never would have been on the streets to kill the four he did.

Willie J. "Flip" Williams, Jr. ADULT RECORD

2-23-76 Breaking & Entering Youngstown, Ohio 8-18-76: 3 years formal (Age 19) probation on condition that defendant attend the Mahoning County Rehabilitation Center
7-23-76 Improper Handling Youngstown, Ohio Fined $50 and costs, (Age 19) Firearm in Motor ordered to serve 30 days Vehicle in county jail
3-29-76 Assault Youngstown, Ohio 4-5-76: found guilty in (Age 19) Municipal Court, sentenced to 10 days City Jail, suspended.
2-16-77 Bank Robbery Cleveland, Ohio Sentenced to 12 years (Age 20) Federal Correctional Inst.
8-26-81 Attempted Aggravated Youngstown, Ohio 10-30-81: No billed by (Age 24) Murder Grand Jury
8-26-81 Kidnapping Youngstown, Ohio 3-2-82: found not guilty (Age 24) by Jury.
8-26-81 Aggravated Murder Youngstown, Ohio 3-3-82: found not guilty (Age 24) by Jury.
12-2-81 Felonious Assault Youngstown, Ohio 12-29-81: case dismissed (Age 25) for lack of prosecution.
7-31-82 Felonious Assault Youngstown, OH 8-2-82: hearing held in (Age 25) Youngstown Municipal Court, probable cause found, held for Grand Jury, $3,500 bond; 9-22- 82: no billed by Grand Jury, Case #82CR824.
8-9-82 Aggravated Robbery Youngstown, Ohio 8-10-82: waived hearing (Age 25) in Municipal Court, held for Grand Jury with $5,000 bond; 9-22-82: indicted by Grand Jury case 82CR787; 10-25-82: case dismissed.
2-21-86 Felonious Assault Youngstown, Ohio 3-31-86: waived hearing; (Age 29) 4-25-86: no billed by Grand Jury.
8-8-86 Assault Youngstown, Ohio 9-10-86: Case dismissed (Age 29)
5-31-88 Felonious Assault Youngstown, Ohio 6-21-88: Case dismissed (Age 31)
8-29-88 Possession of Cocaine Los Angeles, CA. 1-17-89: sentenced 5 yrs. (Age 31) State Penitentiary; 4-28- 91: Paroled to Ohio

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11ghostofjohnyoung(163 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Williams had returned to his hometown of Youngstown in 1991 after serving a prison stint in California for dealing cocaine and sought to reclaim control of drug sales in a public housing project (Kimmelbrooks housing project.). In one brazen move, Williams went to the local police station and tried unsuccessfully to gain information about local drug dealers. In what became known as the "Labor Day Massacre," Williams recruited three juvenile accomplices: his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Jessica M. Cherry; her brother, Dominic M. Cherry; and Dominic Cherry's seventeen-year-old "cousin",Broderick Boone to set up the three men who had taken over the drug trade. Williams equipped the juveniles with walkie-talkies, guns, and diagrams of the home of one of his rivals. The juveniles entered the home and subdued Madison, the Williams eneterd. Two others were lured to the location. William Dent, Alfonda Madison and Eric Howard were bound, along with a friend who came to visit, recently discharged Air Force Sgt. Theodore Wynn. Williams strangled Madison and Wynn, and then instructed Jessica to turn up the stereo. Going from room to room, Williams shot each of the four victims in the head with Madison's gun. Shortly after his arrest as a suspect in the murders, Williams and a group of other inmates escaped from a county jail. A few months later, he broke into a juvenile jail where his three accomplices in the murders were being held, apparently intending to kill them because they had cooperated with police. Williams took a guard and a receptionist hostage but was unable to get in and eventually surrendered peacefully.

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