YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Tangent Street man is in the Mahoning County Jail on charges he beat a man Wednesday in a West Side home and took the man’s gun and truck.
Christopher Thompson, 37, was booked into the jail on a charge of aggravated robbery. He is expected to be arraigned Friday in municipal court.
Reports said Thompson was arrested about 3 p.m. after police were called to a home in the 2100 block of Roy Street for a stabbing.
An officer on his way there found the victim standing on Elberen Street near the state Route 711 onramp covered in blood, reports said.
The victim told police a friend of his, Christopher Thompson, 37, had been staying at his home for a few days and asked if he could have the victim’s .38-caliber revolver.
When the victim said no, reports said Thompson beat the man with a heavy object and opened up wounds so deep that it appeared the victim had been stabbed. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center and one of his wounds appeared to be serious, reports said.
Reports said Thompson took the victim’s truck as well as the gun and some ammunition. Minutes later, the truck was involved in a hit-skip accident at Marshal and Edwards streets, reports said. Thompson ran but was later found hiding inside a truck parked at the U-Haul rental center on Mahoning Avenue.
Reports said Thompson had a gun in his waistband when he was arrested but reports did not say what type of gun it was.