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Man accused of threatening woman is jailed

Monday, March 12, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN — Reports said police took two guns Sunday from the home of a man accused of hitting his fiancee and threatening her with one of those guns.

Robert Lightner, 61, faces misdemeanor charges of domestic-violence and aggravated menacing. He was taken to the Mahoning County jail.

Officers were called to Lightner’s Brownlee Avenue home on the South Side about 5:05 p.m., where his fiancee told them they were arguing. Lightner then pointed a .12-gauge shotgun at her when she said she wanted her son to come and get her. Lightner put the gun down, but then hit and pushed his fiancee, reports said.

Lightner told police the last time he saw his fiancee’s son they fought, reports said. Reports said Lightner told police he picked the shotgun up but never pointed it at his fiancee.

Besides the shotgun, police also took a .22-caliber rifle and 10 rounds for the rifle as well. He was arraigned today in municipal court, and his next court date is March 30.