Man from Hubbard pleads in gun case

GIRARD — A Hubbard man has entered a no contest plea in a case where he was charged with assault and using a weapon while intoxicated after an incident involving gunfire at 543 Center St. on Nov. 11.

James Craft, 63, pleaded to both amended charges during his arraignment Thursday in Girard Municipal Court. The original charges he faced were felonious assault and using a weapon under disability.

“He recieved 180 days in jail but 159 of those days were suspended,” a Girard Municipal Court spokesperson said.

She also said he received credit for five days already served, leaving him to serve only 16 days at the Trumbull County jail. He is set to be released Dec. 2.

Upon release, he will serve three years on probation. Craft has to pay $200 per charge, not including court costs.

He is not to have any contact with the victim and has to undergo a mental health test, court records show.

The victim, who has not been identified, was not hit by the bullet but did suffer injuries from the physical altercation, police said.



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