LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) – Police have arrested a suspect charged in connection with the shooting of a pizza delivery driver in Liberty.
Jermaine Stroughter, Jr., 22, was booked into the Trumbull County Jail Tuesday on charges of complicity to felonious assault, complicity to aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.
Investigators say he helped plan the robbery and acted as the “lookout.” He had a loaded gun at the time, investigators say.
Stroughter appeared in Girard Municipal Court on Wednesday on the charges.
Stroughter is facing charges in connection to the shooting and robbery of a delivery driver, Orlando Soto, Sr. on April 15.
Soto had only worked at Domino’s for about a week when he was robbed by two men and shot while making what he thought was a legitimate delivery on E. Montrose Street.
“After five minutes of them yelling at me, demanding money and everything, I ended up finding my wallet, handed it to them, and they end up pushing me on the ground. Thirty seconds later, I hear a gunshot pop. I ended up getting shot,” Soto told WKBN last week.
Soto drove himself back to Domino’s. Another delivery driver took him to the hospital.
Domino’s was giving the police department $5,000 in reward money for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the men involved in the robbery and shooting.