By joe gorman
Police had to struggle with a man Monday afternoon they say was armed and who was placed on probation less than a month ago for obstructing official business and menacing.
Delord Green, 20, is expected to be arraigned in municipal court today on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Officers spotted Green walking in the road at Earle Avenue and Summer Street about 2:25 p.m. in violation of an ordinance that people must use a sidewalk whenever one is available.
Reports said the officers stopped and approached Green with caution because he has been known to carry a gun. When officers tried to talk to him, he ran away, reports said.
As Green ran, officers spotted a gun under his shirt in his waistband. An officer caught up to Green and tried to tackle him, but he reached toward where the gun was, and when he was on the ground he refused to put his hands behind his back, reports said.
Once Green was cuffed, officers spotted the gun a few yards away from him, reports said.
Municipal court records show Green pleaded no contest to charges of menacing and obstructing official business Oct. 18 and was placed on one year’s probation by Judge Robert Milich.
Green was arrested in August 2011 on charges of tampering with evidence and discharging a firearm within city limits for a homicide that killed a 17-year-old boy. Vindicator archives said Green was walking with the victim, Braylen Collins, when a person Collins had been feuding with shot Collins, who died inside Green’s Summer Street home.
Shonqualin Hendrix, who was 15 at the time, was arrested in Collins’ slaying but a jury acquitted him.
Green was sentenced to probation in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court in that case by Judge James Evans and later sent to prison after violating his parole.
In 2012 he also had two separate breaking-and-entering cases in common pleas court, for which he also served probation.