Man gets high bond in assault
By Joe Gorman
A man charged with two misdemeanors was given a $40,000 bond Wednesday at his arraignment in municipal court.
Danny Trevathan, 44, of Youngstown, was arraigned before Magistrate Anthony Sertick on charges of assault and aggravated trespass for an attack on a former girlfriend Saturday evening at a West Side home in the 100 block of North Osborn Avenue.
City Prosecutor Dana Lantz asked for the high bond because of Trevathan’s lengthy criminal record and the injuries to the victim. She said Trevathan could not be charged with a felony aggravated burglary or burglary charge because he entered the home through an unlocked door. Lantz said recent appeals court rulings say some sort of stealth or force must be shown to file a burglary charge, and because Trevathan entered through an unlocked door, there was no force or stealth involved.
Typically, bonds for misdemeanor charges do not go above $10,000, but Sertick said he agreed with Lantz’s reasons for making the request for such a high bond. She asked for a $20,000 bond on each charge.
Lantz said the victim recently had broken up with Trevathan and that he continued to keep in contact with her. She did not want him in her house, but a family member left the door unlocked.
She posted a bloody picture of herself on a social-media website, which is when police were called by her sister just after midnight Sunday.
Reports said that besides cuts and bruises on her face, there also was a hole in the wall where her head was shoved through, and she also was choked. Lantz said the victim feared for her safety.
Trevathan was not there when police arrived; he turned himself in about 2 a.m. Wednesday on warrants, reports said.
Lantz said Trevathan has past convictions for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery, attempted felonious assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm and abuse of a corpse.