Boardman man charged after throwing power drill at car, police say

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Andre Bankston is charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and endangering children out of Boardman, Ohio

A man faces charges out of Boardman after police say he threw a power drill at a moving vehicle on Wednesday. 

Andre Bankston, 31, is charged with domestic violence, felonious assault and endangering children.

According to Boardman police, they were dispatched to the 4000 block of Hillman Way at around 3:06 p.m. for a man destroying the caller’s items in an apartment. 

The police report stated that witnesses then saw Bankston walking down Prestwick Drive, near Hudson Drive while a woman followed him in a Pontiac. They said Bankston stopped to vomit on the side of the road, and as the woman drove past him, he threw a cordless drill at the vehicle. 

Witnesses said the vehicle came to a stop, Bankston got into the car, and he and the woman drove away, the report said.

Officers said they found a green cordless drill in the middle of Hudson Drive. 

Police said they found the woman at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. 

According to police, she said Bankston came to her home for his belongings and started “destroying” her things. The woman said she took her child and left the apartment, trying to get Bankston to leave. 

She said Bankston tried to open the car door and was mad when she threatened to call police.

According to the report, the woman said Bankston walked away from the vehicle, she followed after him in the car, and he threw a power drill at the car window, causing it to shatter.

A police report states the child was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, but the report was redacted and doesn’t list the child’s injuries. 

Although the woman didn’t want to press charges against Bankston, he was later found and arrested. 

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