A Masury man who fired several gunshots while fighting with another man has resolved his criminal cases.
Julius Ragalyi, 48, of 1056 N. Stateline Road, pleaded guilty or no contest to three charges of aggravated menacing in Trumbull County Eastern District Court. Judge Marty Nosich sentenced him to 10 days in jail with credit for 2 he had already served and the eligibility to perform 80 hours’ community service instead of the remaining 8 days. Nosich also fined Ragalyi $200 and put him on 1 year probation.
A fourth count of aggravated menacing was dismissed when Ragalyi agreed there was probable cause for the charge to be filed.
Brookfield police were dispatched at about 10:30 p.m. July 7 to Stateline Super Market, 8271 Superior St., with a report of shots fired. By this time, Ragalyi had run away into woods, police said.
Ragalyi had gotten into an argument with an 18-year-old Masury man after the man objected to the way Ragalyi had looked at his girlfriend, police said.
Ragalyi came over to the vehicle the man was sitting in and pointed a .45-caliber handgun at the man’s head, and also pointed it at other occupants of the man’s vehicle, police said.
The man was able to get out of the vehicle and fought with Ragalyi. During the tussle in the parking lot, they moved into Hermitage, and the gun was fired four or five times before Ragalyi threw it into woods, police said.
The man retrieved the gun and unloaded it. Police found spent shell casings and live rounds in the store and outside.
Hermitage police have not filed any charges.