STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – One woman and five men are awaiting court decisions on their fate after being arrested May 14 for aggravated rioting during what appears to be a large argument on Fifth Street in Struthers, according to video evidence.
During the fight, Michael Koziorynsky threw Dominic Feliciano through the window of a building on Fifth Street in Struthers, according to a police report, sending Feliciano to the hospital with severe cuts.
The incident can be seen in the above video clip, shot by Koziorynsky’s girlfriend on a friend’s phone, according to Struthers Police Detective Jeff Lewis.
Police charged Koziorynsky with felonious assault and aggravated rioting,
Koziorynsky’s mother, Lisa Cappitti, defended her son, saying he was defending her house after “four carloads of people” arrived.
“To me, he defended himself,” Cappitti said. “I don’t understand how this is in the wrong.”
Cappitti said Struthers police has targeted Koziorynsky since he was in the eighth grade.
Dave Stillwagon, CEO of the Community Corrections Association in Youngstown, confirmed that Koziorynsky is being held at the CCA and referred questions to Koziorynsky’s lawyer.
Police arrested and charged Feliciano, Michael Hawkins, Dominique King, Jonathan Ward and A’llisa Scott with aggravated rioting, according to police documents.
Police also arrested four juveniles in connection with the fight.
All the adults except for Scott are waiting for prosecution to present their cases before a grand jury July 24. If a grand jury indicts them, they could be arraigned the following Monday, July 28, on their respective charges.
Scott will have a preliminary hearing for her aggravated rioting charge Monday, July 14.
The police report obtained by WKBN notes that Hawkings is facing a pending robbery case from an incident in Mill Creek Park and that Koziorynsky was free on bond from a burglary charge.