Cops find gun

Cops find gun


Police found a loaded .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun about 1 a.m. Tuesday while answering a call about a man who fell out of a truck at an East Midlothian Boulevard fast-food restaurant.

Aaron Lee Rogers III, 23, of West Hylda Avenue, is in the Mahoning County jail on charges of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, being a felon in possession of a firearm, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and receiving stolen property.

Reports said police spotted the truck in the restaurant parking lot, but the driver, later identified as Rogers, would not get out when instructed. Instead, he pulled out of the parking lot until he stopped at a nearby gas station.

Rogers then allowed police to take him out of the car, reports said. Police searched the car after arresting him on a charge of failure to comply and found the gun under the driver’s seat, reports said.

Pleads no contest


A man accused of slamming his girlfriend to the ground because she would not do something for him pleaded no contest Tuesday in municipal court to charges of domestic violence and driving under suspension.

Judge Elizabeth Kobly found Charles Huff, 31, of Potomac Avenue, guilty of both charges. He is free on bond until a Dec. 5 sentencing date.

Huff was arrested about 8:45 a.m. July 13 after police were called to his home. He was driving away when police got there and was pulled over, which is why he received the traffic charge.

Huff faces a sentence of six months in Mahoning County jail, the maximum sentence for a first-degree misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.

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