Police charge two men in East Side burglary

YOUNGSTOWN — A 26-year-old city man is facing a felonious assault charge, accused of stabbing a 20-year-old man police said burglarized the older man’s home.

Officers were called to the intersection of Magnolia and Woodcrest avenues on the East Side about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday for a large fight. When officers arrived, Braielyn D. Jones, 20, had a small stomach wound and accused Michael Montanez-Vega, 26, of stabbing him.

According to police, Montanez-Vega nodded yes when police asked if he had stabbed Jones, and he said Jones had stolen his laptop computer from his home.

Police said other witnesses said Jones was seen running from the house and officers found Montanez-Vega’s computer near Jones’ residence, records show. Jones faces an aggravated burglary charge.

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