The Canton woman struck by a car on an area highway after she was released from the Stark County Jail over the weekend has been identified.
The Canton Repository reports Heather K. Smith, 29, of Uhrichsville, was found dead along U.S. 62 by a passerby around 6 o'clock Saturday morning.
Stark County Jail officials said she was released at shortly before 1:15 a.m., and was apparently struck about a half-hour later by a vehicle while she walking west along U.S. 62.
Her body was found a few blocks west of the jail in a grassy area. Police said the driver of the vehicle left the scene.
Police said Smith was arrested on felony theft and forgery charges and a misdemeanor charge of passing bad checks.
On the Web: www.cantonrep.com
Canton police say a woman released from the Stark County Jail late Friday night was found dead Saturday morning on an area highway.
The Canton Repository reports that the woman from Uhrichsville was found dead along U.S. 62 by a passerby at about 6 on Saturday morning.
Stark County Jail officials say she was released at shortly before 1:15 a.m., and was apparently struck about a half-hour later by a vehicle while she walking west along Route 62.
Her body was found a few blocks west of the jail in a grassy area.
Police say the driver of that vehicle left the scene.
The woman's name has not yet been released, and an autopsy is scheduled Sunday.
On the Web: Canton Repository, www.cantonrep.com
Canton Police arrest three people accused to breaking into a vacant home not once, but twice.
Officers tell the Canton Repository that the three were after the home's appliances and scrap metal. The house is located in the 500 block of 15th Street NE.
A 21-year-old, 27-year-old and 50-year-old were booked into the Stark County Jail Friday.
Each face two counts of breaking and entering charges. The youngest suspect was arrested on an unrelated drug possession warrant.
On the web: CantonRep.com
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