Police: Youngstown shooting suspect booked into jail under false identity

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Donte Mauldin

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown shooting suspect is facing more charges after police say he lied about his identity and was booked into the jail under the false name. 

Police arrested the suspect last Saturday after he hid in the upstairs bedroom of a home in the 100 block of W. Laclede Avenue, refusing to surrender to officers for about an hour.

Police said he had previously shot at another man on Hilton Avenue. 

Police said the suspect identified himself as Bennie Robinson, II when he was arrested on felonious assault, obstructing official business and having weapons under disability charges. 

Monday, the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that the person booked in the jail as Bennie Robinson had given the wrong name, and his name was actually Donte Mauldin.

Deputies confirmed Mauldin’s identity through past booking photos of Mauldin’s face and tattoos, according to Youngstown Detective Sgt. Michael Cox.

Tuesday, prosecutors additionally charged Mauldin with falsification.

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