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Warrant issued for murder suspect



Published: Tue, November 19, 2013 @ 12:05 a.m.

By joe gorman

jgorman@vindy.com

youngstown

Police issued warrants Sunday for a man who is a suspect in a Friday afternoon homicide.

Lavelle Stanley, 24, is charged with murder and felonious assault in the killing of 25-year-old Elliot Stewart of Youngstown and the wounding of his brother, 26-year-old Derrick Stewart about 5:20 p.m. at a Southern Boulevard business.

Chief Rod Foley said anyone who knows where Stanley is should contact police at 330-747-7911 or Crimestoppers at 330-746-CLUE.

Reports said the two were shot after Elliot Stewart intervened in an argument between two women, and a man was upset he had got involved. Elliot and the man, who police say is Stanley, seemed to have their differences ironed out before the brothers were shot.

Foley said it appears that the shootings are a trend in some homicides where “respect” is the issue, where someone is angry at someone else, and instead of letting it blow over, they decide to vent their feelings with a gun.

“It’s a shame,” Foley said. “It seems like it’s all about respect. Instead of walking away with bruised feelings, there had to be gunfire.”

Records from Mahoning County Common Pleas Court show Stanley pleaded guilty to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2009 and was sentenced to a year in prison.

Elliot Stewart’s death is the 16th homicide of the year in Youngstown. At this point in 2012, there were 25 homicides in Youngstown. The city had 26 homicides last year.


Comments

1retiredsoldier(6 comments)posted 1 year ago

Cowards become prison girlfriend in jail. doolittle man I highly suggest that you get it sewed right.

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2rox2bink(2 comments)posted 1 year ago

Another example of youngstown's finest at work. Whatever happened to we know who he is and where he is! Why is this dummy still out on the street.

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3DwightK(1292 comments)posted 1 year ago

What an immature man-child. Hope that respect is worth sitting in a prison cell for the rest of your life. You really showed everyone.

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4michael1757(282 comments)posted 1 year ago

He dissed me man,don't ya get it? I'm gonna kill him,then spend the rest of my life in prison,with no freedon,in solitary,because he didn't respect me.Now who's respected? Yeah,I can hear it now. If everybody that had their feelings hurt,or were,ahem,dissed,their would be no population.Everybody'd be shot dead.It's called progressive thinking...right?

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5hunky(40 comments)posted 1 year ago

oh wow, what a moron. The opposite of cool is to settle disputes with a gun because you are a sissy. But the cell will probably be cool, sissyboy, until your cellmate gets hot.

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6southsidedave(4810 comments)posted 1 year ago

Another life gone over absolutely nothing...respect yourself in prison Stanley and think about what you did.

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7bmanresident(597 comments)posted 1 year ago

So they release an article about knowing who the guy is and where he is located. Now after that article was printed he can't be found??? I guess the suspect did have a $1.50 for the Vindy lol

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