The Alliance man who was the subject of a four-hour manhunt last month is now facing federal charges.
Charles S. Hill, 36, of Beech Street, was charged with three counts of assaulting or resisting federal law enforcement officers by a federal grand jury Wednesday.
A Trumbull County grand jury is still deciding whether to hand up indictments on charges filed by Warren city prosecutors that include two counts of first-degree felonious assault, third-degree felony failing to comply with the order of a police officer, third-degree felony abduction and fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property.
Hill faces 66 1/2 years on those charges, some of which could be dropped because of the federal indictment.
Hill can be charged in federal court because two local officers were working with the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force on March 28 when police say Hill tried to ram his SUV into them. The officers, Youngstown officer Greg Mellennex and Girard officer Greg Manente, fired several shots at Hill in the he drove away from the Giant Eagle parking lot in the Elm Road Plaza, prompting the hours long search.
Police said Hill then fled to Walmart in Bazetta in a stolen SUV and took his girlfriend, Kari Carter, into the woods. Two gunshots were heard and Carter was eventually released unharmed.
Investigators said Hill found a ride to a Belmont Avenue Motel 6 in Liberty, where he was arrested.
Hill had been running from law enforcement since Oct. 2, when officials in Weirton, W.Va., investigated reports that Hill had stolen $45,000 from John and Phyllis Bohrer, who had hired him and another man to remodel their basement.