Teenager involved in Canfield fight reaches plea agreement

staff report

CANFIELD — One of the 11 young men involved in a fight in February at a city residence has reached a plea agreement.

Peter Bernat, 19, of Youngstown, pleaded no contest June 5 in Mahoning County Area Court in Canfield to a charge of aggravated trespass.

He and nine other teens were accused in an assault on Michael Malvasi Jr., 18, of Canfield, at his Timber Run Drive home.

Police reports indicated the fight was a result of an incident that occurred around 12:30 a.m. Feb. 22 when Malvasi reportedly punched Dominic Jackett, 18, of Youngstown, on Fox Haven Drive in the township.

Bernat’s plea agreement includes a $150 fine, 180 days in Mahoning County jail with 177 days suspended, 48 hours of community service, drug, alcohol and anger management classes, 12 months’ probation and testifying in any of the cases that go to trial.

Jackett and eight others — Kyle White, 18, of Boardman; Dan McGlone, 18, of Boardman; Matthew McWilson, 18, of Youngstown; Nicholaos Frangopoulos, 18, of Poland; Owen Timlin, 18, of Youngstown; Michael Thomas, 18, of Boardman; Adam Wheeler, 18, of Poland; and Scott Johnson, 18, of North Jackson — are scheduled in court today for a status hearing. They all are charged with aggravated trespass, and McWilson, White, Johnson and Frangopoulos are also charged with assault.

Malvasi’s hearing, scheduled for June 26, was continued to July 15 at 4:30 p.m.