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Columbiana County Municipal

LISBON — Anthony J. Antonas, 40, Poland, was bound over in county Municipal Court to the grand jury on charges of domestic violence, criminal trespassing, aggravated burglary and disrupting public services. Antonas is accused of striking Cheyenne Cooper in the nose three times and causing it to bleed in May of 2020 and then entering the home of Ester Blue, whose granddaughter, Cooper, had fled there to shelter from Antonas. He reportedly refused to leave when he was told to go by three people there and swatted Blue’s arm causing her phone to fall and break when she was attempting to call 911.

Todd A. Kolodziej, 48, Aliquippa, Pa., was bound over to the grand jury on charges of tampering with evidence and possession of drug abuse instruments for allegedly flushing the contents of a baggie in the holding cell at the Columbiana Police Department on March 22.

Steven W. Watters II, 43, Elk Avenue, Lisbon, was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of receiving stolen property for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle in Salem on Aug. 8.

A May 6 preliminary hearing was set for David M. Birch, 56, Benton Road, Salem, charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and assured clear distance.

A June 7 pretrial was set for Gary L. Mills, 51, Youngstown, charged with soliciting and possession of criminal tools for allegedly answering an online advertisement offering $50 for quick visit, which later turned into a request for a one-hour period of sex. Mills reportedly also said he was looking for a new “regular” after his escort moved out of state. When he came to meet the female on Wednesday, police intercepted him and he was allegedly found with suspected narcotics and a LG cell phone he is believed to have used to set up the illegal transaction.

A June 8 pretrial was set for Jonathan Scott Davis, 36, Struthers, cited with possessing criminal tools and soliciting for allegedly responding to an advertisement posted on an escort website with an offer of $60 for an hour of unprotected sex and offering to bring some marijuana along for the woman.

A May 6 pretrial was set for Robert McLaughlin, 60, North Park Avenue, Lisbon, cited with public intoxication and domestic violence for allegedly threatening to kill or harm Samantha Savin, including raising his fist at her to make her believe he would harm her on April 27.

A June 14 pretrial was set for Christopher M. Snay, 43, Pinetree Circle, East Palestine, charged with OVI first offense, domestic violence and aggravated menacing for allegedly entering the home of Shannda Todd, Pinetree Circle, East Palestine, on March 21, walking into the bedroom and threatening he would kill her and then himself. Police had arrived at the home after the Lisbon Dunkin Donuts called to say he had been to their establishment earlier and remarked it would be his “last meal.”

A May 6 pretrial was set for Shane J. Linden, 42, Crestview Road, Leetonia, charged with resisting arrest and domestic violence for allegedly threatening his mother and resisting deputies when they attempted to take him into custody on April 28.

Adam J. Faulkner, 23, state Route 14, East Palestine, was fined $1,225, had his license suspended for three years, required to attend a three-day intervention program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense, failure to control, unauthorized plate and driving under suspension.

A June 21 pretrial was set for Robert J. Mohr Jr., 30, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, cited with OVI first offense and marked lanes.

Preston Lee Wright, 28, Forest Street, Lisbon, pleaded no contest to OVI first offense, driving under suspension and failure to control. A sentencing hearing was set for May 13.

James Richard Zimmerman, 26, state Route 7, Columbiana, was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 40 hours community service for OVI first offense and speeding.

Samantha L. Crawford, 34, West Main Street, Salineville, was fined $800, credited with 19 days in jail and sentenced to an additional 11 days in jail for wrongful entrustment, possession of drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. One of the charges was for having two syringes hidden inside a flashlight on March 24. The other charges are for yelling and cursing at police, refusing to stay where she was told to stay while they investigated a domestic dispute and then pulling away when police attempted to take her into custody.

Charles Louk, 47, Struthers, was fined $250 assault for punching and kicking Tom Fitzgerald in the head and face while he was on the ground on Nov. 15.

A May 6 pretrial was set for Randall C. Culler, 41, Bell Road, Lisbon, charged with two counts of violating a temporary protection order for allegedly calling Jean Geist who obtained a civil protection order against him and texting Christina Faulk after she obtained a protection order.

Christopher J. Lunsford II, 26, Massillon, was fined $350, credited with eight days served in jail, sentenced to an additional 12 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for assault for punching his Lyft driver Ishmael O. Asamoah in the head in New Garden on April 20.

Kyle J. Jennings, 25, West Main Street, Leetonia, was fined $500, had his license suspended for a year, sentenced to 15 days in jail and required 40 hours community service for physical control. An OVI refusal with prior within 20 years was dismissed.

Joseph Paul Kopnitsky, 31, Youngstown, was fined $600 for two counts driving under suspension.

Cody J. Spahr, 29, Petersburg-Unity Road, Petersburg, was fined $300, credited with a day in jail and required 40 hours community service for theft for stealing two packs of Camel Wide cigarettes valued at $12 from the vehicle of Dylan Falk while rummaging through vehicles in the parking lot of Compco Industries on Aug. 13.

A June 3 pretrial was set for Chantel M. Shuman, 29, Orchard Court, Salem, cited with possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. Shuman allegedly was found with multiple needles, baggies, paper folds, including one containing suspected drug residue, and other drug-related items within two small bags.

Cody A. Neiser, 28, East Sixth Street, Salem, was fined $250, credited with a day in jail and required 40 hours community service for disorderly conduct amended from domestic violence for allegedly striking Amber Neiser in the back of the head with his fist when she was being wheeled into the Salem Regional Medical Center emergency room in a wheelchair by hospital staff on Dec. 19.

Mitchell A. Thomas, 35, Westwood Court, Alliance, was fined $250, credited with four days in jail and sentenced to an additional six days in jail for violating a temporary protection order for allegedly driving past a woman’s apartment and calling her using blocked numbers when she had a protection order against him on April 4.

Bethany Ann Cianni, 31, West Washington Street, Lisbon, was fined $250 for two counts of animals at large.

Amber N. Neiser, 28, East Sixth Street, Salem, was fined $150 for disorder conduct amended from domestic violence for striking her husband, Cody Neiser, in the parking lot of the Salem Regional Medical Center.

Jack Smalley, 62, state Route 172, East Rochester, was fined $250 for violations of board orders for failing to hook into the available sewer line at his Kensington property.

James A. Moland, 38, Boardman, was fined $100 and required 10 hours community service for disorderly conduct amended from domestic violence for grabbing and shoving Kristen Moland on Feb. 16.

A June 8 pretrial was set for Ian M. Howard, 36, East Fourth Street, Salem, charged with weapons while intoxicated for allegedly having a loaded firearm inside the home while he was intoxicated on April 22.

June 14 pretrials were set for Matthew A. Grate, 37, and Kara L. Grate, 32, McCracken Road, Salem, both charged with theft for allegedly failing to scan $40 in merchandise, eight items, at the Salem Walmart.

Christopher Bennett, 18, Minerva, was fined $150 for possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Timothy Aikens, 44, Grant Street, Lisbon, was fined $150 for driving under suspension.

A citation for having no license was dismissed against David Rivas, 52, Ashtabula.

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