Youngstown Man Is Charged In Transfer Standoff And Hermitage Assault

February 8, 2013

Police in Mercer County who have identified the suspect in a shooting and police standoff near Transfer on Wednesday evening now say the man is also being charged with assaulting and threatening a woman in Hermitage earlier the same day.

Pymatuning Township Police say they have charged 22 year-old Jessi Hudson with assault, burglary, and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.  Police in Hermitage have reported they charged Hudson with assault, unlawful restraint, making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, and two firearms violations.

Hudson was originally the suspect in a shooting near Transfer.  An unidentified woman in that incident was hospitalized in Youngstown.  Police say they entered the residence where the shooting had occurred, shot Hudson, and rescued the woman.  Hudson was reportedly apprehended much later Wednesday night following a standoff with police.

Meanwhile, in Hermitage, police say Hudson had threatened a 19 year-old female friend who was riding with him earlier in the day.  The woman, who is from Youngstown, claims Hudson had held her at gunpoint, threatened to kill her, and forced her to partially disrobe.

After he received medical treatment, Hudson was arraigned on the numerous charges and was taken to the Mercer County Jail with bond set at $300,000.  He faces a hearing set for Wednesday morning.

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