Grand jury to hear Campbell shooting case involving decades-old argument

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Judge Patrick Cunning set a preliminary hearing for Tuesday for John Ellis, 64, of Youngstown, who is in the Mahoning County Jail on charges of felonious assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) — A suspect in the shooting of a Gordon Avenue man will now have his case heard by a Mahoning County grand jury.

John Ellis, 64, of Youngstown, had charges of felonious assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm bound over from municipal court by Judge Patrick Cunning today after a hearing in municipal court.

Ellis has been in the county jail on $300,000 bond since his arraignment Friday on charges he shot a man Oct. 25 in his front yard.

Police said the motive appears to be a disagreement about something stretching back to the 1970s, but they refuse to be more specific.

Ellis was arrested a day after the shooting.

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