The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

April 24, 2013

Man watched shooting from window

HERMITAGE — It was clear to a witness that Floyd Royal Jr. “wanted to fight” March 30 outside an apartment building at 1410 Parke Drive in Hermitage.

Daniel Mukaabya testified Tuesday he was in an apartment there and saw Royal “venting” outside at 3:24 a.m. and watched as “Floyd” and Teddy “Chris” Greer fought with Terran D. Page-Hughes and a man whom police have identified as Daniel L. Odem.

Page-Hughes and Odem are accused of shooting at Royal and Greer, who was hit in the upper right arm.

Both Page-Hughes, 24, of 360 Orange Drive, Hermitage, and Odem, 21, of 631 Hamilton Ave., Farrell, face a litany of charges in connection with the shooting.

Page-Hughes was arrested on April 17 and Odem has been on the lam since then.

Charges of attempted first degree murder, aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangerment, and conspiracy to commit aggravated and simple assault and reckless in endangerment filed against Page-Hughes were bound to common pleas court Tuesday by District Judge Lorinda Hinch, sitting in for District Judge Ronald E. Antos in his Farrell court.

During the hourlong hearing, Hinch heard Mukaabya testify about what he saw and heard that night from his girlfriend’s bedroom window, which overlooks the scene of the crime.

Hinch also heard Royal and Greer detail how the events unfolded that night before sending Page-Hughes back to Mercer County Jail on $250,000 bail.

Royal said he was first approached by three men, who asked who he was.

Two of the men fought with him, one hitting him in the mouth, “busting” his lip, and the other hitting him with the “butt” end of a gun in the back of his head.

They ran away and Royal sought Greer’s help to defend himself, he testified.

“I was mad that somebody hit me in the head,” Royal said.

It was about that time that Mukaabya heard Royal “venting” outside the building.

“I was just making sure he didn’t get jumped by anybody,” Greer testified.

Mukaabya said he saw Royal and Greer, along with Page-Hughes and a man whom police allege was Odem, getting ready to fight.

“I recognized all of them, actually,” Mukaabya said.

Page-Hughes and Odem were armed with dark revolvers and set the guns down like they were going to fight, Royal and Greer said, although neither could positively identify the men by name.

The pair then picked up the guns and started shooting at them. Royal and Greer said one shot was fired in the air, but Mukaabya who was watching from the window said Page-Hughes was aiming for the other men.

“I thought Floyd was hit,” Mukaabya said.

But it was Greer who sustained a through-and-through shot to his arm, Greer said.

“I felt a little vibration in my arm” before falling to the ground and passing out, he said.

Greer was treated at a hospital, and said he’s still in pain from the wound.

“I believe they just ran off,” Greer said of Page-Hughes and Odem.

Text Only
Local News
  • News briefs from April 19, 2014

    April 19, 2014

  • Man admits having child porn

    A Mercer man accused of soliciting and downloading photographs of nude teenage girls pleaded guilty April 8 to sexual abuse of children for possessing child pornography.

    April 19, 2014

  • Police getting new tool to fight crime

    Sharon police working at crime scenes will be putting a powerful new investigative tool to work as soon as next month.

    April 19, 2014

  • Soap box derby finds new home

    The Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids soap box derby for special-needs kids is moving to Sharpsville.

    April 19, 2014

  • News briefs from April 18, 2014

    ‘Nonspecific threat’ prompts evacuation

    Supreme Court refuses to hear couple’s appeal

    Lung Association offering free radon test kits

    April 18, 2014

  • Man admits to choking; rape case is dropped

    A Greenville man on Thursday pleaded down a rape case to simple assault and continued to deny that he committed any sexual crimes.

    April 18, 2014

  • Judge issues tabletop ads injunction against couple

    A judge recently handed down an injunction prohibiting a Sharon man, his wife and two companies associated with the wife from working in the tabletop advertising business within 100 miles of Sharon.

    April 18, 2014

  • Tech waste eyed for new contact

    The current Hermitage solid waste contract was designed to increase recycling while reducing the amount of garbage placed at the curb, and it has lived up to its promise.

    April 18, 2014

  • WaterFire Rekindled

    WaterFire Sharon has chosen themes for its festivals to be held on three Saturdays in downtown Sharon. “Elements” will be the theme July 19, “Origins” for Aug. 23 and “Motion” for the Sept. 27 celebration.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • News briefs from April 17, 2014

    Man arrested for running from accident scene

    UPMC, Southwest eyeing security at hospital

    Crashes cause diversion of Interstate 80 traffic

    Court supports prison term in chase case

    Woman gets 5-10 years in crash that killed officer

    April 17, 2014

  • Officials pledge support to sewer project

    Publicly declaring their intention to donate county land to the Upper Neshannock Watershed Authority, Commissioners Matt McConnell and John Lechner said there’s no need for Commissioner Brian Beader to worry about the loss of the sewer project at the Interstate 80/Route 19 interchange.

    April 17, 2014

  • Griswold Avenue fire Neighbors tried to save victim

    As flames and thick smoke poured out of a Sharon house Tuesday evening, neighbors rallied to try and save the man who lived there alone.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woman nabbed, sister sought in assault

    Southwest Mercer County Regional police have arrested a Hermitage woman for breaking into a home in Farrell and beating a woman and are seeking the alleged assailant’s sister.

    April 16, 2014

  • Despite good deeds, man going back to prison

    Linda K. Kretzer had nothing but praise for Raymond C. McKelvey.

    April 16, 2014

  • 15-year-old legal battle returning to county court

    State Supreme Court has let stand a Superior Court decision sending a landmark medical malpractice case back to Mercer County Common Pleas Court.

    April 16, 2014