Ringing cell phone leads to suspect’s arrest


WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A cell phone and quick thinking police officers took down a group of teenagers that they say attacked a man with a BB gun.

According to police, a group of teens took off from the Giant Eagle on Mahoning Avenue in Warren around 4:30 a.m. Monday with a bottle of liquor. The manager saw the vehicle the teens left in and described it to police.

Shortly after the theft, police and an ambulance responded to a man who said he was robbed by a group of teens with a BB gun.

The man said he was walking along Mahoning Avenue, near the Giant Eagle when he was struck in the face with a BB. He said the shots came from a silver Hyundai with several people in it. He then reported that two people came up from behind him and one of them put a gun to his face and the other hit him in the back of his head and took his cell phone.

Another officer, hearing the call and description of the car in the Giant Eagle theft, pulled over and detained a vehicle matching the description.

In the meantime, officers called the cell phone of the man who was attacked on the street, which rang in the coat pocket of one of the suspects that was pulled over and detained by police.

Four juveniles, three who are 16 years old and one that is 14, were taken to the Juvenile Justice Center. One adult, Sa’Dierra Lowery, 18, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.

Police found two CO2 cartridges in Lowery’s pants pockets. They also found the liquor taken from Giant Eagle in the vehicle and a BB gun and BBs were found in the purse of one of the juveniles.

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