May 28, 2016

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Trial for Mother’s Day carjacking delayed

MEDINA — A carjacking trial has been postponed for a 23-year-old Fairlawn man accused of stealing a Wadsworth woman’s car at a service station on Mother’s Day.

Antoine D. Petty is charged with two counts of robbery, second- and third-degree felonies. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison.

Antoine Petty

Petty now is scheduled for an Aug. 21 trial in Medina County Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier’s court.

Petty is accused of stealing the woman’s 1998 Toyota Corolla at about 7 p.m. May 12 at the Marathon service station, 143 Broad St., Wadsworth.

The station’s security camera showed a man jumping into the woman’s car as she closed the cap on the gas tank. The man started driving away and the woman tried to stop him, but the man pushed her away.

She was taken with minor injuries to a hospital and released that evening.

Petty was arrested three days later and the woman’s car was recovered shortly afterward.

Petty has appeared in Summit County courts eight times since 2010 on charges of aggravated robbery, felonious assault, crack cocaine and marijuana possession, cocaine trafficking, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property.

This is his first time in Medina County courts.

He’s being held at the Medina County Jail on $300,000 bond.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or

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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