A Jackson Township man is behind bars for threatening a Summit County Court official.
Authorities say 31-year-old Jeffrey Hatfield Jr. meant what he said when he threatened violence against Summit County Clerk of Courts Daniel Horrigan. The threats came over the phone on Tuesday.
Hatfield didn't stop there...when officers visited his home in Jackson Township, he also resisted arrest, and attempted to arm himself with a handgun.
Originally, Hatfield was charged with felony intimidation, but after the dust-up at home, he's also charged with assault on a peace officer and obstructing official business. Hatfield remains in the Stark County Jail.
The intimidation charge is a felony of the third-degree.
A 68-year-old man shot his estranged wife in the knee in her Jackson Township home, then killed himself in a parking lot hospital where his wife was being treated early Wednesday morning.
Jackson Township police say Danny Owens took his 58-year-old wife, Joye, to the Affinity Medical Center in Massillon before he fatally shot himself near the facility. He was found inside his car with a single gunshot wound.
The condition of Owen's wife has not been released.
Police say Owens shot his wife inside her Erie Avenue home following a verbal argument around 2 a.m.
Jackson Township police, Massillon police and the Stark County Coroner’s Office are investigating the shooting.
A motorcyclist was killed in Jackson Township Tuesday night after he crashed into two poles near a shopping center.
Jackson Township police said Justin Zickafoose, 26, of Canton, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into two utility poles near a Belden Center shopping plaza on Dressler Road around 10 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police Chief Dave Zink said it appears Zickafoose was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was driving above the posted speed limit at 35 mph.
Zink reminds motorcyclists to make safety a top priority.
"Wear a helmet. They certainly do save lives," said Zink. "Adhere to the posted speed limits and drive defensively."
Police arrested a 31-year-old Barberton man after they say he tried to hurt a passenger and children in his car by crashing into a Jackson Township house Friday night.
The Canton Repository reports James M. Allen admitted to police he had smoked marijuana and crystal meth before driving into the home and a parked car in the 9400 block of Portage Street.
The woman in the car was taken to Mercy Hospital with a broken arm. The children were also taken to the hospital and treated for injuries.
Allen was charged with felonious assault, child endangering, DUI and driving under suspended license.
On the Web: www.cantonrep.com
A motorcyclist was killed after he was dragged under a car following a crash in Jackson Township Wednesday night.
News Channel 5 reports the driver of the motorcycle was first involved in an accident with a car near the intersection of Huckleberry Street and Frank Avenue around 8 p.m.
A second car struck the man after he was thrown from his motorcycle into oncoming traffic on Frank Avenue.
Police say the man was dragged for nearly a third of a mile.
The victim's name has not been released and the crash remains under investigation.
On the Web: www.newsnet5.com
Jackson Township Police and Fire are investigating a large fire that occurred at a hotel off Interstate 77.
Crews were called to the Mircotel Hotel in Jackson Township forcing authorities to close part of I- 77 South between Shuffel Street and Everhard Road earlier this afternoon for approximately one hour. The road reopened shortly after 6pm.
Jackson Township police said fire crews from North Canton, Plain Township, and Green are assisting with the fire.
It has been reported that there were no injuries but what caused the fire is still unknown.
More information will come as soon as it's available.
A 20-year old Dalton man was killed Tuesday night after a fatal crash in Jackson Township.
The accident happened southbound on Interstate 77, near Belden Village Mall at about 6:55 p.m.. Police say it happened during a traffic jam and was caused by a disabled vehicle.
All three lanes were at a standstill after a 59-year-old North Canton motorist slammed into the back of a stopped car driven by 20-year-old Chester Khemchandani.
Khemchandani was taken to Mercy Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m.
David Dantonio, 59, was also taken to the hospital. He suffered minor injuries.
In total, six vehicles were involved in the crash. Three others were taken to hospitals and two others were treated at the scene.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol believes alcohol was a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.
Police say a 2-year-old was given alcohol at a restaurant in Jackson Township Friday night.
News Channel 5 reports Brittany Winter, 21, told police a cook at Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse squirted sake into her son's mouth.
Winter says her son, K.J., started to cry and said his mouth burned.
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"I couldn't believe it. I said, 'Is he really doing this?'" Winter said.
Police say Mingyang Zhu, 26, was arrested and charged after he admitted to giving the toddler alcohol.
On the Web: www.newsnet5.com
A Jackson Township man attending a Bible study was shot to death outside a Canton home Thursday.
The Canton Repository reports Dale Settle Jr., 22, was approached by two men demanding money in the 5800 block of Heather Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Police say the victim was shot in the abdomen.
Police are looking for two men involved in the shooting and are still trying to piece together the events.
Settle died while in surgery early Friday morning at Aultman Hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Canton Police Department at 330-489-3144
A Jackson Township woman was charged with allegedly striking her estranged husband in the head with a mallet after chatting online with his new girlfriend.
The Canton Repository reports that Holly Batton, 37, was arrested by Massillon police on Thursday afternoon in the 400 block of Wales Road.
Stark County Jail records say that the woman and her husband had been separated for about a year. She confronted her husband after a chat room conversation his girlfriend.
When she arrived at his home, she destroyed her husbands phone with a mallet she found in his living room and struck him in the back of the head.
The husband was transported to Aultman Hospital and his condition remains unknown.
Batton is charged with felonious assault, domestic violence and disrupting public services.
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