Youngstown man faces murder charge

Woman shot to death in Hubbard Township

GIRARD — A Youngstown man was arraigned Friday on a murder charge connected to the Thursday morning discovery of a woman’s body in a car parked off a Hubbard Township road.

She is identified as 22-year-old Adreionna Faith Crockett, of 1324 Dogwood Lane, Youngstown. An autopsy will be done Monday by Trumbull County coroner investigators, according to Hubbard Township police Chief Greg Tarr.

Devonte J. Douglas, 25, of 1471 Dogwood Lane, Youngstown, was arraigned by video Friday morning on the murder charge before Girard Municipal Judge Jeffrey Adler. Bond was set at $1 million, and Adler set Douglas’ preliminary hearing for 9 a.m. Dec. 23.

Trumbull County jail records show Douglas was booked into that facility about 8:10 p.m. Thursday. Earlier in the day, Douglas showed up at the Youngstown Police Department shortly after the shooting in an attempt to get a car out of impound. A report states Douglas was detained for questioning.

According to a Trumbull County 911 report, Douglas was identified as the shooter in the Hubbard Township discovery.

Crockett, upon information given through a 911 call, was discovered Thursday morning by authorities in a vehicle parked just off Seifert-Lewis Road. She had been shot to death, and Tarr said the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Hubbard Township police were said to be searching a wooded area Friday near Douglas’ home and looking into how the other woman — who called 911 from her pickup truck — happened to be at the murder scene.

Two vehicles, a Chevrolet Malibu and a Chevrolet Impala, were parked, doors open, as township police officers and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation worked the scene Thursday afternoon.

The 911 report states that Crockett was apparently in the silver Impala.

The woman who placed the 911 call told a dispatcher she didn’t think the victim was breathing because she didn’t see her chest moving.

The caller said she was in a truck when the shooting happened and the suspect fled on foot — wearing orange pants with green hair, according to the 911 report.

A news release from Trumbull County Coroner Dr. Lawrence D’Amico states the cause of death will be released when the autopsy is completed.


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