Several arrested Sunday in Youngstown for curfew violations and other charges

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Several people were booked into the Mahoning County Jail Sunday on curfew violations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Several people were booked into the Mahoning County Jail Sunday on curfew violations after Mayor Tito Brown enacted a curfew in response to protests in the city.

Of the people charged so far for violating curfew, six of them have addresses from outside Youngstown. Among them are two juveniles, a 15-year-old from Austintown and a 16-year-old from Girard.

The others who were cited were as follows:

  • Latrell Mickel, 19, Boardman
  • Rean Easterling, 28, Youngstown
  • Demond Belton, 25, Youngstown
  • Antwan Jones, 20, Campbell
  • Tasia Ford, 24, Youngstown
  • Treyvonne Jones, 19, Youngstown
  • Craig Badgley, 24, East Liverpool
  • Jonathan Repich, 29, Berlin Center ( image not available)

There are charges pending against others who were booked into the jail for curfew violations, but the charges have yet to be filed in municipal court. Those include:

  • Kasey Badgley
  • Lakeisha Cotton
  • Roy Easterling

Reports said Jonathan Repich was arrested at West Federal Street and Symphony Place after he refused repeated orders to leave after the curfew went into effect.

Ford was also arrested there after reports said she refused to leave. Reports said she then began shoving an officer and throwing punches. She faces charges of assault and resisting arrest.

When police went to arrest her, they said Belton threw a punch that landed and he was arrested as well.

Deveil Jones, 20, was also arrested after he drove away from the commotion but was caught on Fifth Avenue after a foot and vehicle chase.

Judge Baldwin set bond for Ford, who has no prior criminal record, at $5,000 on the assault charge, which is a fourth-degree felony because she is charged with assault on a police officer, and $2,000 for the misdemeanors.

Belton, who has previous obstructing justice and resisting arrest convictions in 2017, had his bond set at $7,500 on the assault charge, which is the same charge Ford faces, and $2,000 on the misdemeanors. He has four previous failures to appear in court.

Bond for Easterling, who has failed to appear in court on four previous occasions and who has a 2018 disorderly conduct conviction, was set at $5,000 at his arraignment in municipal court by Judge Carla Baldwin.

Also cited for criminal trespass was Elbert Repich, 21, who has the same address as Jonathan Repich.

Reports said he was caught trying to scale a fence at the federal courthouse with a bag of water balloons.

Elbert Repich told police he was planning on throwing water balloons at the protesters and he was looking for a rooftop to throw them off.

He told police he did not realize he was on federal property, reports said.

While others were booked into the jail Sunday night, those with specific violations are listed above.

Mayor Tito Brown ordered everyone off the street from 8:30 p.m. Sunday to 8:30 a.m. Monday.

A peaceful march and rally began at 11:30 a.m. Sunday where thousands of people gathered at a protest against police brutality. 

Later, a group of protesters broke a window at Choffin Career and Technical Career Center and at the United Way.

Later in the evening, another group of protesters marched down an on-ramp to I-680 and shut down the highway for a short period of time before they peacefully dispersed and walked downtown.

Police gave protesters some time to disperse in the downtown area Sunday night and started making arrests about 9 p.m.

Because of rumors of another protest today, the municipal court is closing at 2:30 p.m.

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