Judge orders psychological evaluation for man who called 911 multiple times, scuffled with officer

Staff report


Justin Stamp, 35, remains in the Trumbull County jail after Girard Municipal Judge Jeffrey Adler ordered a psychological evaluation Thursday. Stamp is accused of 911 system misuse and other charges on two separate occasions.

Stamp was homeless both times he was arrested in January, according to a police report. He has been in jail since Jan. 18, and was also booked into the jail Jan. 14 and released Jan. 16.

A trial date will be set once Stamp’s evaluation is complete. Stamp is facing charges of intimidation, resisting arrest, criminal damaging and misuse of the 911 system.

Officers first started getting calls from Stamp on Jan. 12 and were contacted about 10 times, according to a police report.

After one of the calls, officers tried to place him in the Warren Family Mission, but mission officials said he didn’t follow rules and he couldn’t stay. After another 911 call, officers took Stamp to the basement lobby to get him out of the cold weather. The report said Stamp called 911 again from the lobby after being warned to stop. At one point, he was taken to the Trumbull Regional Medical Center after complaining of chest pains, but was released.

Stamp wouldn’t leave the hospital, so a security officer called police, and officers arrested him the first time for misusing the 911 system and criminal trespassing. Stamp appeared in the Warren Municipal Court after that.

Then, Liberty officers said they began receiving similar calls from Stamp, including calls in which he complained about the Northside Regional Medical Center and two Liberty-area pharmacies – and said he was looking for the FBI, a report said.

Officers found him on Gypsy Lane and arrested him on a charge of misuse of the 911 system, but according to the report, there was a scuffle and an officer suffered a possible knee injury. Stamp was arraigned in Girard Municipal Court after being arrested the second time, and bond was set at $12,500 on Jan. 19.

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