Felon Involved In Cleveland Shooting Is Facing Federal Charge

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A man with prior felonies who was involved in a shooting in Cleveland is now facing a federal charge.

Hubert Roark is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Cleveland Police officers on July 11 were called to 2905 Michigan Ave. NE on a shooting in progress. Upon arrival, police were told that multiple gunshots had been fired at Charles Stringer. Stringer told police that Roark shot at him with a handgun.

Amanda Crisp said Roark had fled out the back door. While processing the scene, police heard a noise in the attic. Police then located Roark inside the attic. In a closet inside the residence, police located a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol.

Larry Nichols reported that his Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol had been stolen that morning. He said Roark had been living with him and he thought that Roark took the pistol from his bedroom.

Roark was being held on an unrelated charge on Sept. 16 when he was interviewed by ATF Special Agent Neil Harper and Cleveland Police Detective Bill Parks. Roark said he had been staying at Larry Nichols' house and went to the 2905 Michigan address on July 11. He admitted that he possessed the Smith & Wesson belonging to Nichols, police said.

He also admitted that he shot the firearm during the incident. but claimed that he shot in the air in an effort to defend himself. He said that after firing the handgun, he ran inside the residence and hid in the attic after putting the firearm in an upstairs closet. Roark said he had the gun inside his waistband that day.

Roark was previously convicted of two felonies: an aggravated assault and a failure to appear on Sept. 13, 1999.

He told police that he is addicted to meth.

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