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Police arrest Coitsville man accused of holding baby hostage

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A man wanted in Mahoning and Trumbull counties for fleeing a courtroom mid-hearing has been arrested after allegedly assaulting hospital police officers. 

Brandon Jones, 26, of Coitsville, was captured by the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Taskforce and Saint Elizabeth Hospital police around 6:30 Sunday evening. 

According to police, Jones tried stealing a police officer's gun while he was stationed at the hospital. 

On Friday, Jones ran from Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Lou D'Apolito's court during a hearing to revoke his bond.

Jones was indicted last month on eight charges including burglary, abduction, criminal damaging and intimidation of a witness.

The charges stem from an incident in Lowellville this past December when Jones allegedly hijacking a car with his eight-month-old baby and the baby's mother. 

Jones is booked in the Mahoning County Jail on charges of burglary, abduction, kidnapping, two charges of assault on a peace officer, criminal damaging and endangering, resisting arrest, aggravated robbery and escape.

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