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Capital murder defendant charged with harassment

Friday, November 4, 2016

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

A 21-year-old man who could face the death penalty if convicted of the 2014 murder of an Austintown teenage girl was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on charges he harassed five corrections officers and an inmate at the county jail.

Ricki Williams, 21, of Lansdowne Boulevard, was indicted Thursday on six counts of harassment with a bodily substance, a felony.

An indictment did not get into specific detail on what Williams did, but it did say five of the victims were county sheriff’s deputies working as corrections officers and one inmate July 6.

The grand jury also indicted another jail inmate, Andre Edwards, 19, on one count of harassment with a bodily substance for a Sept. 29 incident at the jail where the victim was a corrections officer.

Williams is charged with the June 23, 2014, killing of Gina Burger, 16, in Austintown.

According to police reports, Gina had gone missing from an apartment in the Compass West complex in Austintown, and her body was discovered in a landfill in Grove City, Pa., a few days later. She died from a stab wound to the chest.

A criminal complaint said Williams admitted to authorities he stabbed Gina and put her body in a playpen to transport it to a trash receptacle at the apartment complex. Williams is awaiting the completion of a second competency evaluation in his case.

The grand jury also indicted these people on these charges:

Mark Scott, 26, Navarre Avenue, Austintown, possession of heroin.

Kevin A. Michaels, 26, Sanderson Avenue, Campbell, aggravated robbery with a firearm specification, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools and robbery,

Shana Fleming, 37, North Meridian Road, escape, tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, obstructing official business, criminal damaging or endangering and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alvin Stinson, 31, Alameda Avenue, possession of cocaine and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia with forfeiture specifications.

Scott Shea, 38, Center Avenue, Butler, Pa., possession of LSD, tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of hashish, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing official business.

Dennis Brace, 36, Spring Meadow Circle, Austintown, illegal possession of a firearm in liquor permit premises, carrying concealed weapons, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, using weapons while intoxicated and vandalism.

John L. Ference, 30, Chattanooga Avenue, Poland, vandalism.

Octavia Mayhew, 29, Shields Road, Boardman, and Antoine Davis Jr., 21, Argyle Avenue, Boardman, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs.

Roseanne Cappitte, 35, Wolosyn Circle, Boardman, possession of cocaine.

Terejah Green, 19, Silliman Street, and Edward J. Thomas, 32, address unknown, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Sentell Wright, 25, Wesley Avenue, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of heroin and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia with forfeiture specifications.

John Beeson, 47, address unknown, superseding indictment, fail to verify current address.

Seth Robinson, 30, state Route 45, receiving stolen property.

Bruce D. Hasley, 33, Market Street, escape.

Elizabeth Soich, 35, address unknown, escape.

Kathleen Gallant, 34, Bonnie Brae Avenue, receiving stolen property.

Fabian Donjuan, 22, Steel Street, failure to register.

Christopher Hunter, 36, 16th Street, Campbell, felonious assault and attempted murder.

Ayers Bunch, 19, Trumbull Correctional Institution, rape and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Jason Stiner, 32, Hopkins Road, six counts of identity fraud and misuse of a credit card.

Alexander Jimenez, 25, Shehy Street, two counts of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, felonious assault with firearm specifications and repeat violent offender specifications and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

These people were indicted on charges of nonsupport of dependents:

James Dow, 37, Mount Vernon Avenue, three counts.

Billy Weese, 38, Elkins, W.Va., two counts.

Curtis M. Padilla, 42, New York Avenue, five counts.

Maria J. Rivera, Ohio Avenue, two counts.