Youngstown man charged with 2015 Austintown robbery

Lamont McDowell, 19, is charged with aggravated robbery

Lamont McDowell, charged with aggravated robbery in Austintown.Lamont McDowell, charged with aggravated robbery in Austintown.

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Youngstown man is jailed Thursday after being arrested on a warrant for an armed robbery in January of 2015.

Lamont McDowell, 19, is charged with aggravated robbery. Police said he robbed an Austintown man at a Staatz Drive home.

The alleged victim told police that he asked McDowell to come over and cut his hair. He said McDowell brought a relative with him who pulled a shotgun on him after the haircut, and he said both men took several items from him, including jewelry, belts, $300 in cash and his iPhone.

McDowell is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment at 1 p.m. August 1.

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