Youngstown man arrested driving car owned by slain Sebring man
YOUNGSTOWN – A 27-year-old Youngstown man is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 8 after police found him driving a car belonging to the 27-year-old Sebring man shot to death on the city’s south side on Monday.
According to reports from the newspaper’s news partner, WKBN Channel 27, Hiawatha Johnson was arrested later that day after Youngstown police spotted him driving the car that belonged to Zachary Frischkorn, who was murdered around 1 a.m. in the 300 block of Carroll Street.
Johnson was driving the Hyundai Elantra not far from the the murder scene, according to reports. During the traffic stop, which confirmed the vehicle was the property of Frischkorn, police found a semi-automatic pistol with ten live rounds located under the driver’s seat.
Baggies of heroin were also found in the waist band of Johnson’s pants during the arrest, WKBN reported.
He was charged with having weapons under disability, improper handling of a firearm and drug possession, and was arraigned in Youngstown Municipal Court on Wednesday with a $25,000 bond set.
Two passengers in the vehicle were taken to the police station for questioning as the department continues to investigate the murder, according to WKBN.
Frischkorn grew up in the Hanoverton and Guilford Lake area and was a 2005 United Local High School graduate.