Published: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Robbery, arson lead long list of indictments
A woman was charging with torching her residence.
YOUNGSTOWN A Mahoning County grand jury has indicted a city man in a Wal-Mart robbery, a city couple in the robbery of two cash advance establishments, and a city woman in an arson fire.
Shawn Green, also known as Sean Green, 34, of Almyra Avenue, who was arrested May 25, was indicted this week on an aggravated robbery charge stemming from a May 19 incident at the Boardman Wal-Mart.
A store employee told police a man, later identified as Green, handed a cashier a note threatening to shoot her, grabbed a bag containing merchandise the cashier had rung up for him, left the store and entered a waiting car.
The cashier didn't see a weapon, but the robber kept his hand near his waist band as if he had one, according to a police report.
The grand jury indicted Michael A. Faiola Jr., 23, of Lynn Avenue, and his girlfriend, Julia V. Butler, 22, of Bears Den Road, on aggravated robbery charges in a May 31 incident at Ace Cash Advance on Youngstown-Poland Road.
An Ace employee told police a man, later identified as Faiola, came in, asked about a loan, and left, returning a few minutes later, demanding that she give him all the money in the register, and drawing a gun from his waistband. She hit the holdup duress button and he fled, according to police reports.
A witness saw Faiola run to a car outside Ace and heard him order its female driver to leave the scene, police said. Police said they found Faiola and Butler at Faiola's residence, where they took a BB gun and holster as evidence.
Butler is charged with aggravated robbery and Faiola with complicity to aggravated robbery in a May 29 incident at a Purpose Money store. Details on that incident were not available.
Also indicted was Rose Muldrow-Starkey, 52, on an aggravated arson charge in an early morning fire June 5 in her residence at 118 Ayers St. on the city's East Side. Firefighters estimated damage to the house and its contents at $9,000. The property owner told firefighters the renters of the house had been given an eviction notice.
Others indicted were:
Felicia M. Fabis, 19, of Lemont Drive, Poland, theft.
Eugene Hill, 33, of South Avenue, theft.
Alan Rouse, 21, of Fifth Street, Campell, abduction.
Lenzell D. Crum, 34, of West Evergreen Avenue, carrying concealed weapons.
Rodney A. Phillips, 38, of Northwood Avenue, felonious assault.
Antonio E. Rodriguez, 24, of Pasadena Avenue, carrying concealed weapons.
Ramone Taylor, 38, of East Chalmers Avenue, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Florence Lessie-Blackwell, 49, of Crandall Avenue, cocaine possession.
Darrell Cooper, 25, of East Florida Avenue, marijuana trafficking.
Joe E. Hissem, 20, of South Pearl Street, heroin possession.
King R. Jackson, 21, of West Boston Avenue, receiving stolen property.
William D. Lewis, 46, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, marijuana trafficking.
Ian Lavar Perry, 29, of North Bon Air Avenue, cocaine possession with a forfeiture specification.
Brenda K. Armstrong, 48, of Perkins-Jones Road, Northeast, Warren, carrying concealed weapons.
Raymond J. Banks, 30, of Westminster Avenue, Austintown, cocaine possession.
John H. Canty, 49, of Folsom Avenue, Warren, being a felon with a gun and improperly handling a gun in a motor vehicle.
Robin Briggs, 19, of East Judson Avenue, cocaine possession.
Tangela Phillips, 40, of Thornton Avenue, cocaine possession.
Jerry Thomas, 33, of Kenneth Street, cocaine possession.
Elmore D. Simmons, also known as Elmore Derrnell, 44, of Carbone Street, Youngstown, or Grass Street, Green Bay, Wis., tampering with evidence.
Nicholas J. Davis, 19, of Deer Creek Road, Austintown, assault.
Ronald W. Ponsart, 47, of West Main Street, Washingtonville, failure to stop after an accident.
Allan M. Williams, 18, of West Florida Avenue, failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.
Charlie W. Stokes, 48, of Breaden Street, cocaine possession.
Kevin T. Love, 20, of Magnolia Avenue, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle.
Tiffany L. Bungard, 36, of Woodridge Drive, Austintown, cocaine possession.