Man arrested driving car of homicide victim


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown police arrested a man that was driving the car of a homicide victim.

Police arrested Hiawatha Johnson, 27, of Youngstown, after they spotted him Monday driving the car of shooting victim Zachary Frischkorn.

Police had just cleared the homicide scene at Carroll Street where Frischkorn was killed when they spotted a Hyundai Elantra that resembled Frischkorn’s driving down Carroll Street.

Officers followed the vehicle and ran the license plate to confirm that it belonged to Frischkorn.

Officers initiated a traffic stop where they found a semi-automatic pistol under the driver’s seat with ten live rounds. Officers also found baggies of heroin in the waistband of Johnson’s pants.

Johnson was arrested at the scene. Two passengers in the vehicle were taken to the police station for questioning.

Johnson was charged with having weapons under disability, improper handling of a firearm and drug possession. He was arraigned in Youngstown Municipal Court on July 30 where bond was set at $25,000.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 8.

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