WARREN — A Warren man pleaded guilty to charges of felonious assault and tampering with evidence and was given a sentence of up to three years in prison, with a three-year gun specification, in connection to a July 18 drive-by shooting in Niles.
Dontavious T. Wallace, 25, and two others were involved in the shooting at 726 Clay St. at 7:45 p.m. No one was injured when numerous shots were fired from inside of a silver Volkswagen.
Police found several shell casings on the street. A report notes that 14 shots were fired.
Niles police officers checked the city’s Flock license plate reading camera system, locating a 2019 silver Volkswagen Passat that entered and then later left the city on state Route 169.
Warren police located the vehicle at a home in the 2000 block of Ada Avenue.
Wallace was found at the home, where he was arrested, according to police reports.
Anthony Butler, 25, 1999 S. Feederle Drive SE, Warren, turned himself in to police June 23. Butler has a pre-trial hearing on a charge of felonious assault scheduled to take place before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Sean O’Brien at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 29.
A third person charged in connection to the shooting, Brandy Bajwa, 24, of Elm Road, Warren, faced a charge of complicity to felonious assault but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of assault. Bajwa was given a suspended jail sentence of 180 days, one year of probation and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, court records show.