By Ed Runyan
A 25-year-old man is in Trumbull County jail, wanted in the Bronx, N.Y., in the Jan. 3 murder of a New York City crossing guard.
Members of the Warren Police Department and U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitives Task Force arrested Raymond Mayrant at the Youngs-town Road location of the Warren Family Mission on Friday morning.
Mayrant, who arrived at the mission’s Elm Road location Wednesday night, will be returned to New York City after extradition hearings in the cou nty next week, said Dean Michael, task force coordinator.
Michael said he was informed by a Bronx detective about 9:30 a.m. Friday that Mayrant was in the Warren area, and Warren police located a car near the mission’s Elm Road location that police believe Mayrant stole in Maine, Michael said.
Mayrant went to the mission’s Youngstown Road site Friday and was found bagging food in the back of the mission when members of the task force arrested him at 11:11 a.m.
Michelle Beauchene, director of development and community relations for the mission, said Mayrant gave his real name and said he was from the Bronx and that he had family in the area. Later, he said he was looking for work.
Beauchene said she doesn’t know why he picked Warren.
Mayrant filled out the mission’s questionnaire, and the mission was checking out his background at the time police arrested him. He was driving a black Nissan Altima, Beauchene said.
The New York Daily News reported that Mayrant is wanted in the killing Elzina Brown, 59, who was home on lunch from her job Jan. 3 when she discovered Mayrant and her daughter, Diamond Dunn, 22, having an argument.
Dunn is the mother of Mayrant’s 4-year-old child, and they were arguing about the child when Brown jumped between the two and was shot in the chest. She died at the scene.
Mayrant also shot Dunn in the face before leaving the high-rise apartment. She is expected to survive.
Mayrant is from Norfolk, Va., but was in New York visiting his daughter, according to sources who talked to the New York Post.
Police believe Mayrant went to Maine after leaving New York and is believed to have stolen a black Nissan Altima in Augusta, Maine, on Wednesday, according to the Maine Sun Journal.