Youngstown man arraigned today on felony charges


YOUNGSTOWN — A Covington Street man charged with seven felonies after his arrest Friday following a foot chase where a gun he was carrying went off was arraigned today in municipal court.

Judge Renee DiSalvo set bond at $90,000 for Eric Gilford, 21. Among the charges is a felony charge of possession of cocaine.

Gilford was arrested about 9:35 p.m. at Fairgreen and Covington avenues on the North Side after leading police on a car and foot chase. Reports said as Gilford was running, a gun he was holding that was pointed backward fired once.

He was stopped after he was shot with a stun weapon, reports said.

Gilford also faces assault and fleeing-and-eluding charges.

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