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Youngstown woman charged with assaulting cops found competent

Published: Wed, July 10, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

By Joe gorman



Attorneys in the case of a woman who is charged with trying to run down two city police officers agreed Tuesday she is competent to stand trial.

The stipulation came after a court-ordered study found that Charlotte Moreland, 42, of Elbertus Avenue, is able to assist in her own defense and understands the charges against her.

A trial date will be set sometime within the next month in the Mahoning County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge Maureen Sweeney.

Moreland is accused of trying to run down two police officers and a woman July 22 of last year on West Princeton Avenue. Reports said Moreland tried to run the woman down and crashed into her car on purpose after they got into a fight at a nearby club.

Reports said the woman was still in the car and her door was open and was bent back when Moreland’s car hit it.

Officers Jerry Fulmer and Mohammad Awad responded, and they and the woman had to dive out of the way of Moreland’s car, reports said. The officers had to order Moreland and a passenger out of the car at gunpoint, reports said.

She faces three counts of felonious assault and is in the Mahoning County jail.

In April 2007, her 3-year-old daughter, Cherish, died after a drive-by shooting in Youngstown.

Also, one of her sons, Raymond R’Amel Emmanuel Hayes, 17, was murdered in November 2011 in the city.

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