June 26, 2016


Trial delayed for unstopped bullets in Montville Twp.

MEDINA — A Parma man accused of firing an assault rifle that sent bullets into two Montville Township homes in January had his trial postponed Monday.

R. Daniel Volpone, 45, of Parma, is charged with firing a gun over a public road, a third-degree felony. His trial was rescheduled from June 24 to July 29 because his attorney, David Sheldon, had scheduled a vacation.

R. Daniel Volpone

Volpone’s co-defendant, Mark Bornino, 53, of 5544 Windfall Road, Montville Township, had his trial delayed last week to Aug. 12.

The men are accused of target practicing with an AK-47 assault rifle in Bornino’s backyard without an adequate backstop. The bullets flew through a nearby forest and struck two houses on Parnham Drive — a third of a mile away.

No one was injured, but one woman said a bullet ricocheted through her house and lodged itself in a microwave moments after her family left the kitchen.

Bornino’s and Volpone’s trials originally were set for May 22 and June 10.

If convicted, they could spend five years in prison.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

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Nick Glunt primarily covers courts and crime in Medina County. He served The Gazette from September 2012 to December 2015. Contact him at (330) 721-4048 or via email at nglunt@medina-gazette.com.