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Judge denies lower bond for man accused of threatening mailman in Youngstown

May 7, 2024
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A municipal court judge Monday denied a recommendation for a lower bond by a man accused of threatening a mailman.

Judge Renee DiSalvo said she declined a lower bond of $15,000 from $35,000 for Terry Luckey, 34, because two of the charges he faces are third-degree felonies and also because he has a history of failing to appear in court.

Luckey was arrested after police were called about 2:10 p.m. to the 200 block of South Schenley Avenue, where a postal worker said a man in a black SUV threatened him with a gun. When police arrived, the worker pointed to a vehicle nearby that he identified as the suspect’s vehicle.

Police tried to pull the SUV over but the driver, later identified as Luckey, got on Interstate 680 at a high rate of speed but slowed down when he got to the Madison Avenue Expressway, reports said. Police were able to pull him over there.

When asked if he had any guns in his SUV, Luckey said no, but he admitted to having two loaded magazines for a semiautomatic handgun, reports said. Police searched the SUV and did not find a gun, but they called in a police dog to search the area and found another magazine and a 9mm handgun on an entrance ramp to Interstate 680, reports said.

Luckey was taken into custody before the gun was found because he has warrants from two separate courts, which bar him from being around or having guns and ammunition.

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