2 Youngstown women plead guilty to reduced charges in melee last summer

YOUNGSTOWN — A mother and daughter charged with felonies for their involvement in a melee last year involving an assault with pots and pans and the attempted use of a gun have pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

They entered their pleas today in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Police arrested Shalena Clark, 38, her daughter Rayshawnda Clark, 20, and Darlesha Jones, 19, after an ongoing feud between two groups of women that ended with the attempted use of a gun in July 2011.

Rayshawnda Clark had been charged with attempted murder, three counts of felonious assault and two counts of criminal damaging. Her mother Shalena Clark had been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Both Clarks entered into agreements with prosecutors where they agreed to plead guilty to three counts of aggravated assault. They could each be sentenced up to 41⁄2 years in prison.

Prosecutors are asking the court to hand down any prison term the court deems necessary. Judge James C. Evans will sentence the women in September.

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

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