Driver held on assault charge

YOUNGSTOWN — An East Boston Avenue woman faces a preliminary hearing this week in Youngstown Municipal Court on a charge of felonious assault after police accused her of ramming her Dodge into the back of another vehicle, slightly injuring a woman last Thursday.

Shequila Daniels, 27, who pleaded not guilty to the charge last Friday, has a preliminary hearing this Friday before Municipal Judge Carla Baldwin. Court records show Daniels was released from Mahoning County jail after posting a $40,000 bond.

The judge ordered her not to have contact with the female victim. The charge is a second-degree felony that carries a potential maximum prison sentence of eight years.

Daniels was arrested about two hours after the crash took place near the intersection of Market Street and West Warren Avenue, according to police reports.

Reports said a man and woman in an SUV told officers their eastbound vehicle was rammed about 2:10 p.m. by a Dodge driven by Daniels, who is the man’s ex. The report states the people in the SUV got out and then the woman was struck by the Dodge, which drove from the scene, the report states.

The woman was not seriously injured.

The report stated police officers arrested Daniels at a home in the 400 block of St. Louis Avenue about 4:15 p.m.


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