An Akron man is under arrest, facing multiple felony charges, after Akron Police say he held his girlfriend against her will and threatened her life. 

According to the APD report, police were called to the home at 26 West Dalton Avenue around 9 a.m. Tuesday. As officers pulled up to the home, they noticed 56-year-old Leon J. Newsome on the porch and a woman running from the home. That's when Newsome reportedly ran back into the home and locked the door. 

The female, who is believed to be Newsome's girlfriend, told Police that Newsome had held her against her will all night, that he had a gun and that he held the gun to her head and pulled the trigger... For some reason, Police say, the gun did not fire, sparing the woman's life. 

S.W.A.T. was called to the home and after a short time Newsome surrendured without further incident. He's being held in Summit County Jail on charges of felonious assault, aggravated menacing, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, assault, having weapons while under disability, and menacing.


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Friday, 09 September 2016 15:57

APD Seeking North Hill Gun Burglar

Akron police are looking for a suspect in the theft of three guns from a North Hill home earlier this week.

Police say the burglary took place on Mount Vernon Avenue on Monday morning, between the hours of 9 and 11 AM.

The burglar forced his way into an east side front door, and then fled after taking the gun.


(APD) The Akron Police Department is requesting the public's help in identifying a suspect possibly involved in a burglary that took place on September 5, 2016 between 9:00am and 11:00am in the 1100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. The suspect entered the residence by forcing open an east side front door. Once inside the residence, the suspect took three guns and fled.

The suspect is a white male, 18 – 23 years old, 5'9" – 6'1", with a goatee and tattoos on his forearms and legs. He was wearing a green t-shirt, light colored shorts, and white shoes and carrying a black backpack.

The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact our department.

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