Man accused of shooting gun outside Lisbon bar pleads guilty to lesser charge

LISBON – The man accused of shooting a pistol in the direction of another man outside the Night Court Bar in Lisbon last January, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.

Alex M. Brauning, 28, Dover, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Oct. 2.

An indictment had initially charged Brauning with felonious assault with a firearm specification, carrying a concealed weapon and illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor premises. The charges came after Brauning was removed from the Night Court Bar on Jan. 21 and threatened Ethan Hood with a gun, before discharging it in his direction.

A Wellsville woman accused of allowing her home to be used for the sale of drugs last summer also pleaded guilty. Donnelle N. Taylor, 36, Wood Street, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to four counts of possession of drugs and three counts of permitting drug abuse. She had burprenorphine, diazepam, lorazepam and zolpidem on June 21, 2013. She also allowed her residence at the time on Center Street, Wellsville to be used for the sale of crack cocaine, first by a Jerome Hill, also known as Chicken, on two different occassions in June and on one occasion by Jason Barnes in July. Taylor was placed on an intensive supervision intervention in lieu of conviction plan for five years.

Stacie L. Saracco, 24, 18th Street, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to burglary and was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. She was placed on an intensive supervision plan for four years. On July 22, 2013, Saracco broke the glass from a front entrance door and entered the home of Richard Zacharias, taking a 40-inch television and later pawning it at Gold Exchange in Youngstown.

Brianne M. Flaherty, 19, Birch Street, East Liverpool pleaded guilty to complicity to robbery. She faces up to 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. Flaherty reportedly assisted two others in following a woman through Walmart in Calcutta on Jan. 5. When the woman left the store, one of the men, co-defendant Frank Flaherty Jr. reportedly forcibly stole her purse and escaped in a car where the defendant and the other man were waiting. Sentencing was set for Sept. 29. A robbery charge remains pending against Frank Flaherty Jr.

Rebecca M. Starkey, 31, Grant Street, East Liverpool, was found in violation of the terms of her probation and the probation was terminated without further penalty. Starkey was on probation for selling drugs to a confidential informant in July 2007.

Nick Anthony Salisberry, 25, West Ninth Street, East Liverpool, was found in violation of his probation. Judge C. Ashley Pike ordered the probation be dishonorably terminated. Salisberry was involved in the theft of $50,000 from Tri State Glass and a Dell computer monitor belonging to a woman in September and November of 2008.

Jill M. Gilbert, 38, Y and O Road, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to attempted illegal processing of drug documents, a first-degree misdemeanor. The charge was reduced from a fifth-degree felony charge of illegal processing of a drug document. Gilbert altered a doctor’s prescription for motrin to make it include vicoden in February 2012. She faces up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Oct. 20.

Mary Lombardozzi, 40, Wood Street, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to a forfeiture specification for $1,820 in cash believed to be intended for the purpose of selling or purchasing amphetamine and two counts of possession of drugs for cocaine and heroin in her possession on April 10, along with the additional specification for $260 intended for drug-related offenses. The two possession charges were prosecutor’s information. In the indictment, she was initially also charged with three additional counts of drug possession. Lombardozzi faces up to 12 months in prison, a $2,500 fine and a five-year license suspension for each of the charges. Sentencing is set for Oct. 20.

Dajuan T. Johnson, 22, Ohio Avenue, East Liverpool, was found to have violated his probation and was placed on an intensive probation program, which includes completion of a program during an indefinite term at the Eastern Ohio Correctional Center. Johnson had been on probation for a carrying a concealed weapon charge.