Cleveland man faces numerous charges following Boardman incident

Staff report


A Cleveland man faces numerous charges after police responded to a call about a fight involving a gun Tuesday night.

According to a police report, police were dispatched to an address in the 30 block of Wilda Avenue about 7:50 p.m. Police arrived to find an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives holding a suspect at gunpoint. Police also found a pistol on the hood of a car parked in the driveway, according to the report.

Police relieved the ATF agent and took custody of the suspect, identified as Herbert Beard, 22. They reported finding numerous bags of suspected marijuana in his possession and said he appeared to be intoxicated.

A woman told police Beard had assaulted her and another woman at her residence, and a neighbor said he witnessed the assaults and heard Beard making threats. The neighbor, a gun owner with a valid permit, drew his pistol on Beard and ordered him to the ground, he told police. The ATF agent then arrived and ordered the neighbor to put his gun down, which he did.

Beard faces charges of domestic violence, domestic violence threats, aggravated menacing, trafficking in drugs and assault, according to court records. He is scheduled to appear in Mahoning County Area Court here today for arraignment.

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