A Youngstown man accused of an armed robbery in Masury was arraigned by video Dec. 22 in Trumbull County Eastern District Court.
Allister R. Smith Jr., 27, did not enter a plea to the felony charge of aggravated robbery. Smith had been arrested in Pennsylvania, and the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department web site showed that he was booked into the county jail Dec. 21.
Brookfield police said Smith hit a man in the head with a gun and stole cash Nov. 16 in the 8100 block of Davis Street.
The victim declined medical treatment, police said.
Eastern District Court Judge Marty Nosich transferred the case to Central District Court, where a hearing was set for Dec. 28.
UPDATE: A Trumbull County Grand Jury said June 17, 2021, that it would not indict Smith, ending prosecution of the case. The victim failed to show up for the grand jury proceeding, police said.