Youngstown suspect skips out on jail time, picked up for firing gun

Yaumbrail Jones, felonious assault

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown man who skipped out on sentencing last year on a felonious assault charged was picked up Monday morning in Youngstown.

According to a police report, an officer on patrol in the area of Verona Avenue and Albert Street heard two to three gunshots about 1:15 a.m. Monday. After calling for back up and searching the area, officers found Yaumbrail Rashaad Jones, 21, and another male sitting against a garage at a home on Verona. Police also discovered two handguns lying in the grass next to the two men.

A check of Jones’ name came back with an outstanding bench warrant in connection to a 2014 felonious assault conviction.

Jones was arrested at the scene and taken to the Mahoning County Jail.

Recovered from the scene were two 9 mm handguns. As officers were bagging the firearms as evidence, Jones yelled out, “I had one of them on me,” according to the report.

Court records indicate Jones was convicted in May 2014 of felonious assault and sentenced to five years in jail, per a plea agreement.

Jones never showed up to serve his jail time and a bench warrant was issued.

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