Austintown teen accused of New Year's attack on girlfriend


A 15-year-old boy faces felonious-assault charges, accused of putting a butcher knife to the throat of his 16-year-old girlfriend just after midnight New Year’s Day.

Bryan A. Rivera was taken to the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center in Youngstown about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday after officers responded to the incident at a Compass West Drive apartment complex, according to records.

Police said Rivera choked and punched his girlfriend several times. The girl declined medical treatment, reports stated.

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