YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Two brothers who police say led them in a chase that forced a high school football game to be locked pleaded guilty to multiple counts in Common Pleas Court on Monday. of Mahoning County.
DeAndre Smith, 19, pleaded guilty before Judge R. Scott Krichbaum to charges of disobeying a police officer’s order or signal, assault while driving a motor vehicle, improper handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, obstructing official business and failing to stop after an accident.
Her brother Larry Smith, 18, pleaded guilty to charges of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapons and obstructing official business and a firearm specification fire.
Sentencing is set for February 9 for Larry Smith. His brother will be sentenced on February 7.
Both men have been released on bail while their cases are pending.
Prosecutors recommend jail time for both men.
They were both dressed inappropriately for court and had to wear striped prison jumpsuits over their clothes.
The bond for the two men was revoked because they did not dress appropriately for court. They were wearing ripped jeans, which is a violation of their bail conditions, which state that they must be dressed appropriately for court.
“I’m not going to have people on bail who don’t scrupulously honor the bail conditions,” Judge Krichbaum said.
According to reports, police in Struthers tried to stop a car driven by Deandre Smith on September 7 for an expired license, but the car did not stop and drove into Poland.
The car was stopped near Poland High School Stadium and Deandre Smith was arrested there.
Larry Smith, however, fled but was caught by the police. A football game was delayed until he was caught.
The car the men were in crashed into another car.
The driver of the other car was seriously injured, police said.
Police also said the two men were armed.