METRO Digest|| Man hit by vehicle


AUSTINTOWN

A man was struck by a vehicle after a botched sale at a township gas station early Tuesday. Frankie Russo, 26, and Ashley Mock, 18, both of Gaither Avenue, Youngstown, face charges of aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

According to a police report, the two are accused of running over a man’s leg after taking money during an arranged sale at the Sheetz gas station on Mahoning Avenue.

Three family members involved in the exchange tried to stop Russo after he ran back to the vehicle Mock was driving, the report said. While driving off, they damaged a car door and ran into a pole near a gas pump before leaving the gas station.

Mock led police on a short chase into Youngstown, but a flat tire slowed the vehicle. Youngstown police assisted with the traffic stop, and Mock and Russo were arrested. Mock will appear in Mahoning County Area Court at 8:30 a.m. today. No court filing for Russo’s hearing has been set.

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