WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Newton Falls man is at the Trumbull County Jail after a shooting in Warren and chase that ended in Newton Falls.
Police told our print partner, the Tribune Chronicle, that Larry Newland was shot in the stomach during a fight with his roommate and was found lying outside a home on Clermont Avenue N.E. in Warren about 6:40 p.m. He was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital, where his condition is unknown.
Witnesses said the suspect in the Warren shooting fled the scene on a motorcycle and a bulletin was sent out to other departments with a description of the suspect and his motorcycle. Braceville Police Sgt. Joshua Rudesill saw the suspect on Center South Road and a chase ensued, according to police.
Braceville Police Chief William Garro said Rudesill pursued the motorcycle for a short distance before losing sight of him for a few minutes. The chase then resumed after Rudesill spotted the motorcycle again on state Route 534.
Garro said the suspect drove to the covered bridge in Newton Falls, where he was forced to slow down and Rudesill got out of his cruiser and attempted to grab the suspect off the bike, which caused the bike to fall over and the suspect escaped. After a short foot pursuit to the river, the suspect threw a handgun into the river and then surrendered, Garro said. Police recovered the weapon.
The suspect was identified as Jeffrey R. Stone, 37, of 911 Milton Boulevard. He was arrested on charges of fleeing and eluding, carrying a concealed weapon, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. He was turned over to Warren police, who likely will file additional charges for the shooting.