Youngstown man with pending gun cost arrested once more on firearms violations

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man on Cohasset Drive who has been charged with pending charges filed an additional charge Tuesday.

Devonte Clay, 19, is in Mahoning County Jail for improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. He is to be indicted in the local court on Wednesday.

Clay was reportedly the driver of a car that stopped at around 4:10 p.m. on Market Street and East Avondale Avenue for veering off the road.


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A passenger, later identified as a 14-year-old boy from Hammaker Avenue, leaned in the back seat before police stopped the car, reports say.

Clay reportedly told police that his driver’s license was in the back seat and when the police allowed him to get out of the car to retrieve it, they found a magazine loaded in the back seat.

When Clay opened the trunk, officers found a laser sight for a gun and after searching the car they found two more loaded magazines in the glove compartment and several pieces of a 9mm pistol.

In total, the officers found a total of 45 rounds of 9 mm ammunition in the three magazines, it said.

Clay is free after bonding he was charged on June 17 by a Mahoning County grand jury for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle the result of a May 9 arrest after being stopped for speeding on the 900 block of East Florida Avenue.

When police searched his car, they found a loaded .40 caliber pistol, it said.

Clay managed to get $ 4,000 bail on his indictment in town court and has been bailed out since then.