Elliott appears in municipal court

Elliott appears in municipal court


The man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death and transporting her body to Niagara Falls will have his case presented to a Mahoning County grand jury.

Jeshawn Elliott, 28, appeared Monday in Youngstown Municipal Court, where he waived his right to a preliminary hearing and requested to have the case bound over to the grand jury.

Elliott is in the Mahoning County jail, where he is held on $2 million bond in the August 2017 killing of Anvia Mickens, 28.

The Niagara County prosecutor announced in September the case would be transferred from Niagara Falls, where police found Mickens’ body, to Mahoning County, where investigators believe the homicide occurred.

Man shot in knee during robbery


A 29-year-old city man was shot in the knee, suffering a major injury during a robbery on Fifth Street Southwest at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

The man was interviewed at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for a bullet that traveled to his ankle.

He said he was struggling with a masked man who robbed him of his cellphone at his child’s mother’s apartment, where he had gone to get the keys to his vehicle.

The victim said the suspect first pistol-whipped him on the head, then took his cellphone. They struggled, and a gunshot hit him. The suspect hit the victim in the head three more times and took the cash from the victim, then took off his mask, revealing a beard and “messy afro.” The suspect took off running, and the victim tried to run after him but could not keep up, he said.

Council post filled


A familiar face is filling the vacancy left for the city’s 3rd Ward council position.

Council members selected Fran Wilson, council’s former sergeant-at-arms and member of the Girard Board of Appeals, to be the councilwoman. She will be appointed Feb. 12 to serve for the rest of this year and 2019.

Keith Schubert, the former ward councilman, resigned last fall after he moved to the 1st Ward. Council appointed Wilson to fill in for November and December 2017, the rest of Schubert’s term.

Wilson was interviewed along with residents Jeff Kay and Joe Patrone for the position.

2-vehicle accident


It took about 90 minutes to remove a tractor-trailer driver from his vehicle after a rear-end crash with another semitrailer Monday morning on Interstate 80 in the township.

Two of the three westbound lanes were closed for about three hours, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The entrapped driver, Bradley L. Stevenson, 59, of Gainesville, N.Y., was taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The other driver, Teklemariam Berhe, 39, of Charlotte, N.C., was not injured.

Stevenson’s vehicle hit the rear of Berhe’s vehicle, the patrol said. Charges are pending, the patrol said. The Weathersfield Township Fire Department removed Stevenson from his truck.

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