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Five charged in Boardman robbery

Published: Mon, November 4, 2013 @ 3:12 p.m.

Five charged in Boardman robbery

Four juvenile males and one adult female were charged by Boardman police with a robbery that occurred Saturday.

Damond Freeman, 16, is charged with aggravated robbery; Duane Eldridge, 16, is charged with armed robbery; Daquan Lake, 14, is charged with armed robbery; Brandon Gallo,15, is charged with complicity to aggravated robbery and Tyasia Boykin, 20, is charged with complicity to aggravated robbery and contributing to delinquency. All of those charged are from Youngstown.

At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday a 17-year-old boy was walking down Prestwick Drive when he was approached by a male in a hooded sweatshirt who asked if he could use his cellphone, according to a police report.

The boy told police as he went to grab his phone, two other males and a female approached him. One of the males showed the boy a gun he had on him. They told the boy they had to take his cellphone. The boy was grazed by a punch to his face in attempt to fight for his phone.

The suspects then ran from the scene.

Youngstown police assisted in the investigation and located the suspects. They found a loaded .380 cal. handgun and seven bags of marijuana in a front yard on Ravenwood Avenue home.

It appeared the items had been dropped. The victim was taken to the residence to identify the suspects police had detained. Freeman was identified as the one brandishing the gun.

The juveniles were transported to the juvenile justice center and Boykin was taken to the Mahoning County Jail. She has an arraignment in Boardman court at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.


1republicanRick(1716 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Good for the Vindy for listing juvenile names. Next, let's list the dumb ass parents names.

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2JoeFromHubbard(1776 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

It says 2 comments were posted but none appear before this one.

There must have been some racially charged remarks about the south side Youngstown robbers.

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3kurtw(1759 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

The juveniles should fare well in Judge Dellicks Court- I'm sure Theresa will give them all the sympathy and understanding they deserve- a true "mother figure"- given her experience and success in that department.

I'd like someone like Judge Krichbaum running that court- a judge who knows the meaning of the word "justice"- it would be better for them and it would be better for the community at large- it's just a question of time before these thugs kill somebody.

Hoods like this don't need mothering, they need a dose of reality in the form of harsh justice. It might, just might, stop them in time before they graduate to the next level and end up dead or in the pen.

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4kurtw(1759 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Comment #1 is interesting- "two comments posted but none before this one, etc."

They might have been pulled or deleted for some reason (a racial slur?) although I thought when that happened it adjusted the total count at the top- would be interesting to know.

I do know the Vindy has screening software in place to block certain words- happened to me about a week ago. I made a comment about Judge Dellick in which I called her an A--hole (spelling out the "A" part!). It didn't get through and I was told to "watch my mouth".

Now it seems logical to me that if they screen out something as innocent as the "A" word (not to mention the fact it was directed at someone who richly deserved it!), they would screen out anything like a racial slur- the use of the "N" word for instance.

I don't think anything like that would get through (rightly so) and there'd be no need to pull it.

I say "rightly so" because, obviously, it's wrong to condemn or attack an entire group of people for generating- at the present time- criminal activity disproportionate to their numbers. There's a historical precedent here: in the early 1900's, a high percentage of crime in New York City was committed by residents of the Irish Ghetto- "Hells Kitchen". It looked, for a while- judging by the newspaper editorials- there was no hope for the Irish and the only thing to do was ship them back to Ireland and drown them- en masse- in one of their own bogs. That's what a lot of people were saying and wishing for- if it could be done.

But, of course, it didn't last. The Irish moved on- they found more lucrative (and constructive) alternatives to crime in the police force, journalism, and, most significantly, politics (where, granted, some of them are still criminals- but, at least, they're not out killing people).

Blacks will move on, too, as a group- just as quickly as they "lynch" (just a metaphor) some of their so-called "leaders"- race-hustlers and hate-mongers like A. Sharpton and J. Jackson- and, most importantly, get their family structure back together- you can't get anywhere as a group when 70-80 percent of your babies are born to single women, a fact for which we have Liberalism to blame.

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