WARREN - A Milton Street S.E. man who has a criminal history dating back at least 16 years is facing new charges after deputy U.S. Marshals apprehended him Monday at his home on claims he shot a family member in the head.
Mario Patterson, 33, 2058 Milton St. S.E., is being held in the Trumbull County Jail on $250,000 bond after his initial appearance Tuesday in front of Warren Municipal Court Judge Terry Ivanchak. Patterson was arrested on second-degree felonious assault charges about 2 p.m. Monday at his home. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 26.
Patterson is accused of shooting his cousin, Jamaal R. Manson, 34, of Stiles Street N.W., in the head about 11 p.m. July 10 on Belmont N.E. while the two argued.
Police said Manson walked into Trumbull Memorial Hospital's emergency room with a bullet in his head and was released soon after.
Manson, hours after Patterson was booked into the Trumbull County Jail, encountered police who were investigating reports of two gunshots near the intersection of Main Avenue S.W. and Second Street S.W. Manson told police he had been shot and wanted to see an officer because he was scared.
Patterson has faced dozens of charges on the municipal, county and federal court levels, including a five-year, three-month stint in federal prison beginning in 2006.
He currently is facing menacing, resisting arrest and drunken-driving charges in Niles Municipal Court stemming from a March 11 incident in which he struggled with Weathersfield police officers to the point where they used a stun gun on him twice.
At the time, Patterson had only been free from federal prison for four months. He was released from federal prison Oct. 11 after serving more than five years for possessing a weapon as a felon. Court records show Warren police found Patterson driving in September 2006 with 20 rounds for a Winchester automatic gun.
Before that, Patterson had been sentenced to two years in prison in 2004 after pleading guilty to three counts of aggravated assault with automatic sentencing enhancements for using a gun during the crime and escape. Patterson was accused of threatening a then-51-year-old woman at 2058 Milton St. S.E. by lifting his shirt up to reveal a semi-automatic gun. About 15 minutes later he went to 2300 Duke Ave. S.E. and choked a 19-year-old woman.
Patterson had one more stint in prison and spent hundreds of days in the county jail on other charges.
In 1998, he pleaded guilty in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to a third-degree aggravated robbery charge and was sentenced to one year in prison. Charges of felonious assault and kidnapping were dropped.
He also spent time 625 days in jail for convictions on charges dating back to 1996, including attempted grand theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possessing counterfeit controlled substances, two counts of theft in 1998, two counts of assault in 2002 and criminal trespassing and resisting arrest in 2003.