Drone, U.S. Marshals called for Boardman man accused of robbing brother at knife point
U.S. Marshals as well as a drone were called to help search for a Boardman man who is accused of robbing his brother at knife point in his home.
According to a report from Boardman PD, police were dispatched to a home on Stuart Avenue on October 5 in reference to a domestic disturbance shortly after 8:00 a.m.
Police spoke to the victim who told officers he was woken up by an argument between his mother and brother, later identified as 38-year-old Elie Faraj over money.
The victim told officers that when he came into the kitchen to see what was going on, Faraj held up two knives to his throat, grabbed his cell phone and fled toward Mill Creek Park on an electric bicycle.
Police say Faraj had two outstanding warrants for his arrest including one from Girard Police for possession of drugs and another for a probation.
Multiple units including the Mill Creek Park Police Department, U.S. Marshals and a Mahoning County Drone Unit were called to search for Faraj at the East Golf Hike & Bike Trail in Mill Creek Park.
Just before 10:00 a.m., Faraj was located and arrested. He's charged with domestic violence, aggravated robbery and a parole violation. He was arraigned on these charges at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and will be back in court on October 31 for a pretrial hearing.