Tri County Report For March 22nd, 2019

New Castle police have the suspect in a deadly shooting.  Isaiah Angry was arrested yesterday for criminal homicide and other charges.  Detectives say Angry gunned down 32-year-old Todd Walker yesterday morning inside a North Lee Avenue home.  There’s no word yet on a motive.

A CONVICTED DRUG DEALER FROM YOUNGSTOWN HAS PLED GUILTY TO CHARGES OF TRAFFICKING HERION IN NEW CASTLE.  PROSECUTORS SAY 46 YEAR OLD FRANK CHIRSTIAN DISTRIBUTED 90 GRAMS OF HERION TO A CONFIDENTAL INFORMENT IN FEBURARY OF 2016. CHRISTIAN WHO HAS A PREVIOUS FELONY DRUG CONVICTION FACES A MAXIMUM OF 30 YEARS IN PRISON AND A FINE OF 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS. SENTENCING IS SET FOR JULY OF THIS YEAR.

Michael Rosfeld is telling his side of the story inside a Pittsburgh court room.  The former East Pittsburgh police officer told a jury he thought he saw a gun in Antwon Rose’s hand and believed he was involved in a drive-by shooting earlier that evening.  The prosecution rested earlier Thursday after putting a video expert on the stand who testified there was only one second between the three shots fired by Rosfeld at the unarmed 17-year-old, who was running from the traffic stop.  The defense is expected to continue its side of the case today.

About a week later than normal, employees at Ellwood City Medical Center are receiving their paychecks.  For the fifth consecutive payroll, employees were only given minimum wage for their work.  Some employees say they were told the medical center’s owner, Americore Health, took out a one-million-dollar loan to make payroll.  If the company doesn’t make up the remainder of the wages by next week, it will be in violation of labor laws.

State police are warning residents about a scam call that reached a North Beaver Township resident. According to the Ellwood City Ledger someone called an 83-year-old Wampum Road resident on the telephone in September claiming to be able to fix technical problems on a computer. The woman gave the caller the numbers to $2,000 in Walmart gift cards before realizing the scam and contacting authorities.

State Police in Butler County have located and arrested the chief suspect as well as two other people thought to be involved in the shooting death of a man inside a home on Davis Road in Oakland Township Tuesday night. 19 year old Alec Miller of Butler is accused in the shooting death  of 23-year-old Maximillian Halterman, also of Butler. Two other people are also thought to be involved in the shooting. Miller is in the Butler County Jail without bond.

An Aliquippa man is accused of choking a woman until she passed out this week.  Stephen Ulizio was charged Sunday with aggravated assault strangulation, and other charges for an incident Saturday at Linmar Homes.  Investigators say a girl in the house had urged police to hurry because Ulizio was killing her mother.  Ulizio is in Beaver County Jail on ten-thousand-dollars bail.  There’s no word on the severity of the woman’s injuries.

A Butler teenager is being accused of bringing a gun to school.  Police say the 13-year-old boy brought the handgun to Butler Middle School yesterday morning.  The teen claims he didn’t know the gun was in the backpack that he borrowed from his father.  He’s facing a host of weapons-related charges.

In making the case for the PA Farm Bill, Pennsylvania’s Agriculture Secretary focused on a part of the proposal which would help the state to respond to agricultural disasters. Secretary Russell Redding says the Rapid Response Disaster Readiness Account proposed in the PA Farm Bill would provide funding to help the state contain an agriculture-related outbreak or threat. Redding says had such a fund been in place at the time it might have helped the state with its initial response to threat posed by the Spotted Lanternfly.