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Man who fought police dog sentenced

Published: Tue, August 21, 2012 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report


A city man who fought with a police dog after a traffic stop, in which police found a loaded handgun and heroin in his car, has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Robert Kelly Jr., 28, of Mistletoe Avenue, drew the sentence Monday from Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

The sentence is non-appealable because it was agreed to by the prosecution and defense and adopted by the judge after Kelly pleaded guilty to drug possession, improper gun handling and obstructing official business.

While patrolling with his canine partner, Ninja, officer Michael Anderson stopped Kelly at 2:30 a.m. Feb. 27 on Interstate 680 near the Mahoning Avenue ramp, when he saw him speeding and driving outside marked lanes.

When he tried to handcuff Kelly, Anderson reported Kelly fought with him and shoved him into the interstate’s driving lane, ran away, and repeatedly punched the police dog that caught up with him. Ninja grabbed Kelly’s pant leg, tearing it from Kelly’s trousers.


1JoeDirt35(14 comments)posted 2 years ago

He should get the max.

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2Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years ago

To bad Ninja didn't rip part of his leg off. Pitiful cockroach.

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3southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 2 years ago

Robert Kelly Jr must be an idiot...lucky the dog didn't really tear into him.

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4zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years ago

Well another sad episode and the "Cuff and Release program youngstown courts run" Hey Mr Foley I thought of another cute name for that C.A.R. program. since all of you are good at making up programs with cute names to get people off your back for awhile . Bet you guys didn't think of that one yet. Maybe when he shoots someone we'll have a case huh prosecutors. What a joke. And couldn't the police officer forget the word to call off the dog for about a half hour or so?

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5endthismess(307 comments)posted 2 years ago

zz3-Go crawl back under your pile of old newpapers and get back to sleep. You have missed the point entirely.

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6zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years ago

Duh police dept is part of the Judicial system YBR ( you must have went to city school) that would explain your comment. Heres is a link for you to study to explain the system to you and its in color too!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cjs... Then you'll be more prepared to make intelligent statements. The police are the first responders and if their response to crime gets wiped out by the system than foley needs to make THAT known to public and get a cute plan name to change that if he wants to curb crime. Other than that things are status quo. So those of you who really missed the point wake up "Cuff and Release" = status quo (by the way that means will stay the same YBR.)

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7zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years ago

YBR a product of youngstown for sure and we wonder why the mass exodus people asleep at the wheel!! WOW

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