WARREN - A Youngstown man accused of shooting an 18-year-old man outside a private club on Belmont Avenue in Liberty last month was placed on house arrest after posting $50,000 bond.
Richard James Armstrong, 20, 1810 Price Road, is charged with second-degree felonious assault.
He was arraigned Monday morning in Girard Municipal Court. He is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. April 3 in Girard.
Liberty police Chief Richard Tisone said the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force took Armstrong into custody on Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to reports, Quentin Boone of Elm Street was shot in the head and back Feb. 24. Tisone said he believes Boone is still in a local hospital.
Township police said they were called about 4:30 a.m. to the parking lot of Club Remix, 3200 Belmont Ave., where they found Boone with a gunshot wound. They said they located multiple shell casings near him and found that a nearby vehicle appeared to have been struck by bullet fragments.
Officers spoke with many patrons of the nightclub but did not receive any helpful information, according to a police report.
Earlier this month Boone positively identified Armstrong, resulting in a warrant for his arrest, Tisone explained.
"Once we gave the U.S. Marshals the warrant, he was located in within hours," Tisone said.
Tisone said police still have many unanswered questions and that the shooting remains under investigation.
Club manager Lamar McGary, 34, of Youngstown, told police that the club had been rented out to Bryant Spence, 23, of Youngstown. The report also stated that McGary provided police with a guest list and rental contract for the event.
Tisone said authorities shut down the club shortly after the shooting because the club owner did not have the proper documentation needed to operate that type of business in the township.