A 21-year-old Youngstown man faces charges of carrying concealed weapons and illegal possession of weapons — a fourth-degree felony and a third-degree felony, respectively — after police found a loaded handgun in his car during a traffic stop Friday night.
Jermaine William Tarver of Kendis Circle also was cited for failing to have a rear license-plate light. Police stopped Tarver on McCartney Road shortly before 9 p.m. During the traffic stop, an officer noticed what appeared to be marijuana residue on the floor of the car, along with a small, torn plastic bag. A search of the car then produced the loaded .38-caliber, revolver-style handgun.
Tarver was placed under arrest, and police later discovered that he had a history of felony charges, including kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon.
As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from having a weapon.
Fires at 3 homes
Firefighters responded to fires at three homes over the weekend.
Crews were called to a vacant house at 2309 Gaither Ave. about 4:50 p.m. Sunday and found a chair had been set on fire in a first-floor room. The fire spread to the wall and was put out. Damage is listed at $1,000.
At 190 E. Midlothian Blvd. about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, crews found a fire in an attic that burned through a floor. Damage there is listed at $12,500. The cause is under investigation.
About 12:21 a.m. Saturday, crews found a vacant 142 E. Delason Ave. home totally ablaze and allowed it to burn to the ground. Damage there is listed at $3,000.
No one was injured in any of the fires.
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