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Hunter indicted; charged after bullet enters North Lima home, hits resident

Charged after bullet enters North Lima home, hits resident

YOUNGSTOWN — A Sebring man was indicted Thursday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on a felony charge of discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises, accused of firing the weapon in a restricted area of North Lima in December while hunting.

The shot crossed Market Street, entered a home and hit a man in the foot. The man’s wife and baby were in the room at the time, prosecutors said.

The area where Kasen J. Smith, 25, of Lake Park Boulevard, is accused of firing is off limits to discharging a firearm because of its proximity to Market Street and a nursing home, prosecutors said.

Smith also is indicted on misdemeanor “injured persons or property while hunting,” hunting without permission and violating hunting ordinances.

If convicted of some of the charges, Smith could get more than 10 years in prison.

A Mahoning County grand jury also indicted the following:

• Joshua W. Moxley, 21, Darbyshire Drive, Canfield, four counts of rape, five counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor;

• John E. Matthews, 48, Cleveland, Ga., three counts of rape, three counts of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition;

• Sam A. Lay, 31, of Rainier Avenue, Boardman, importuning, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, compelling prostitution and possessing criminal tools;

• Apostolos N. Sisalouis, 40, Gordon Avenue, Campbell, importuning, atttempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, compelling prostitution and three counts of possessing criminal tools;

• Bashar O. Abuzant, 30, Dailey Avenue, Liberty, importuning, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and possessing criminal tools;

• Kerisha A. Wallace, 30, Murray Avenue, Campbell, receiving stolen property, misuse of a credit card and petty theft;

• Jessica L. Stiner, 36, Logangate Road, Liberty, theft;

• Ramont D Jones, 27, Ridgewood Road, Youngstown, fentanyl-related compound possession with a specification of forfeiture of money in a drug case, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and cocaine possession with a specification of forfeiture of money in a drug case;

• Brittney J. Sakmar, 35, Carter Circle, Boardman, receiving stolen property, misuse of credit cards and theft from a person in a protected class;

• Austin C. Rowe, 27, Portland Avenue, Youngstown, failure to provide notice of change of address.

The grand jury refused to indict Jason Hoschar, 41, of South Carolina, on rape and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

erunyan@tribtoday.com

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