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Shields Road, Boardman, Ohio

Man accused of ramming ex-girlfriend’s car in Ohio

Boardman police say a man is now facing charges after he rammed his ex-girlfriend’s car with his while she was inside.

Officers said the incident took place on November 17 at an apartment on Shields Road, Boardman, Ohio.

The woman said she had been arguing with the suspect, 24-year-old Brian Leigh Smith, previously that day about clothing that he had in her apartment. She said Smith while on the phone with her, Smith threatened to ruin her apartment and vehicle, and also the houses of her family members.

The woman said she wasn’t home but later got a call from a friend that Smith was at her apartment, throwing rocks at her window. She said she pulled into the parking lot of the apartment complex and then Smith rammed her vehicle with his car.

Police said when they attended the scene, Smith was leaving the lot in a white Audi.

Police said Smith didn’t stop, running a red light Shields Road and West Boulevard, continuing onto E. Newport Drive.

The officer following Smith called off the pursuit because of the road conditions, as it was snowing at that time.

Officers later found Smith’s car on December 2 at the Red Roof Inn. The vehicle was impounded.

Smith later turned himself in to police on February 18.

Smith has been charged with felonious assault, domestic violence, and failure to comply with a police officer.

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