WINDSOR TOWNSHIP — Two teens are facing several felony charges after being accused of robbing a man during a gun sale over the weekend and then firing shots at a car.
Timothy Powell, 18, of Conneaut, faces charges of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and he is in the Ashtabula County jail. Finley Morris, 17, of Ashtabula, faces charges of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, aggravated robbery and felonious assault.
Sheriff’s deputies received calls from Orwell Village Police Saturday about a blue Toyota Scion shooting at another vehicle. Orwell police pulled the vehicle over on U.S. Route 322 just before 10 p.m.
The victim reported he saw on social media that Morris was selling a firearm, a police report states. The victim told a deputy his father was interested in the gun so he arranged to have Morris come to his house.
When the victim went outside of his home to meet Morris, Powell is accused of pointing a gun at him and demanding money. Morris took $135 and the vehicle drove off, the report states.
Two of the victim’s friends, who were at the house when the robbery occurred, then got in a car and started chasing Powell and Morris. Powell and Morris are each accused of firing one shot during the chase, though Morris told police the shots were only fired in the air.
Morris told police they were being chased because they took money and it was a foolish, dumb robbery, according to the report. Morris told a deputy he got the gun from a kid at a party that shouldn’t have had one.
Morris, who was processed in the Ashtabula County Diversion Center, was taken to the Trumbull County juvenile detention center and could face charges in an adult court, Juvenile Court Administrator Andrew Misiak said.