Akron Police are looking for help finding a woman they say assaulted and robbed her elderly grandfather. According to the report, about 8 o'clock Monday night, the suspect, 28-year-old Leandrea Wright tried to get her 86-year-old grandfather's wallet from him. He fought back, she pushed him to the ground, and then took off with the wallet and the $39 inside. Charges of domestic violence and robbery have been filed against Wright, who was last seen leaving her home on Bellows Street in Akron.

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:47

Two Men Rob Akron Man of U-Haul Truck

Akron Police have little to work with as they're looking for two men who assaulted and robbed an Akron man early Tuesday morning on the southwest side of the city.

According to report, just after midnight in the 900 block of West Wilbeth Road, two suspects approached the 36-year-old victim from behind and pistol-whipped him. Then, the two took off in the man's U-Haul truck. 

The victim couldn't provide a description of the suspects, but told police the truck was a 2011 Ford E-450 with Arizona plate AE-20969. No word on whether or not there was anything in the truck.

Anyone with information as asked to call the Akron Police. 

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 09:47

APD Looking for Daughter who Broke Mom's Arm

Akron Police looking for Courtney Marie Magrell, 21, of East North Street for allegedly beating up her mother, and breaking her arm.

Police were called to the home on Kingsley Avenue about 4 p.m. Tuesday, where the victim says she was dragged out of a UHaul truck by her daughter, and then repeatedly punched and kicked. The victim told police she put her arm up to block a kick to the face and that's when her arm broke.

Magrell is reported to have broken the victim's cellphone and then stole her ID before leaving the home.

The victim was taken to Akron General and treated for the broken arm.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Akron Police.

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:15

Life Sentence in UA Student's Kidnapping, Assault

On Tuesday, Cedric Murphy, 60, of Akron, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2016 kidnapping and sexual assault of a University of Akron student. 

Court documents show that in November of last year, Murphy offered a ride to the victim who was walking home from a night out with friends. The female victim agreed to the ride back to her dorm, but while she was inside Murphy's car, he assaulted her and refused to let her out. The victim eventually jumped from the moving car. She then ran home and called 911. 

A later investigation found DNA evidence on the victim that lead to Murphy's conviction in July, 2017. He was found guilty on first degree kidnapping, third degree abduction, and two counts of fourth gross sexual imposition. 

Murphy, sentenced by visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove in Summit County, is not eligible for parole until 10 years into his life sentence. 

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This week's Fugitive of the Week, courtesy of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is Thomas Kellwood, 36, who's wanted by the U.S. Marshals and Lodi Police on a domestic violence warrant.

Kellwood's alleged to have assaulted several members of his family, including his mother, and 2 children under 16-years-old. Kellwood is listed 5'6", and about 125 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and it possibly in Lodi or Rittman. If you see Kellwood, call 911.

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FUGITIVE: THOMAS KELLWOOD The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Thomas Kellwood. Kellwood is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Lodi Police. Kellwood is wanted for domestic violence. Kellwood allegedly assaulted several members of his family, including his mother and 2 children under the age of 16, following an argument. Kellwood is a 36 year old male standing approximately 5’06” and weighing 125 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Kellwood is believed to be hiding in the Lodi or Rittman areas. He has a previous address near the 100 block of River St. in Lodi. If you have any information in reference to Thomas Kellwood, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411) Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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