Twin sisters accused of shooting at six people on West Side

YOUNGSTOWN — Twin sisters Lisa D. Springs and Andrea H. Springs, 20, both of the same apartment on Tyrell Avenue, were indicted Thursday on six counts of felonious assault, each with three-year firearm specifications and five-year drive-by-shooting specifications.

Investigators said Andrea Springs fired several shots at a car in the 2600 block of Tyrell Avenue on the West Side March 16. There were six people inside the car that was targeted, including four children.

The incident happened at 1:41 p.m. Police said it stemmed from an argument over a man. Lisa D. Springs was allegedly with her sister in their car. The Springs sisters lived in those apartments, according to their address in court records.

When police arrived, a juvenile told police his aunt was shot. Officers asked the juvenile to take them to her. He took them to the 2400 block of Tyrell Avenue, where the woman was in the passenger seat of the car with a man in the driver’s seat and juveniles in the back seat.

The woman told police she had been shot in the foot and wanted medical attention. An ambulance was already at the apartment complex and took the woman for treatment.

If the Springs sisters were to be convicted of the offenses, each woman could get more than 50 years in prison. Both women remain in the Mahoning County jail in lieu of a $300,000 bond.

Their bonds were set in Youngstown Municipal Court, and their cases were bound over to a county grand jury from Youngstown Municipal Court on April 3.

The drive-by specifications in their indictments state that both women purposely or knowingly attempted to cause the death of or physical harm to another person and that the offense was committed by discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle.


Others indicted Thursday are:

• Mark A. Johnson, 30, Garden Alley, Pittsburgh, cocaine possession with a specification of forfeiture of money in a drug case and public indecency.

• Elsa V. Rodriguez, no age available, Valley Street, four counts of assault and single counts of obstructing official business and resisting arrest.

• Kimberly E. Lauer, 50, Ross Drive, North Jackson, forgery, six counts of receiving stolen property, one count of cocaine possession and two counts of misuse of credit cards.

• Tyler M. Penwell, 24, South Osborne Avenue, grand theft, receiving stolen property, breaking and entering and possessing criminal tools.

• Troy B. Griffin Jr., 26 Ferndale Avenue, receiving stolen property and misuse of credit cards.

• Jordan M. Dozier, 30, West 30th Street, Lorain, fentanyl related compound possession.

• Ray Quan D. Valentine, 20 Hilton Avenue, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

• Katina A. Soltis, 53, East Western Reserve Road, Poland, two counts of tampering with records, two counts of grand theft and two counts of forgery.

• Colt J. Edwards, 32, Trail’s End, Hubbard, three counts of theft and one count of misdemeanor theft.

• Cedrick J. Cohill, 35, West Judson Avenue, failure to verify address.

Have an interesting story? Email Ed Runyan at erunyan@vindy.com.


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