An Akron woman is now facing robbery charges in connection with an incident that occurred last month.
28-year-old Tyieshia Shellman is accused of helping her brother Tony Shellman and Steven Young rob a woman and her children at gunpoint at a home on Lake Street April 9.
Akron Police say Tyieshia Shellman wasn't armed, but helped the men enter the house and set up the robbery. Once inside, the men allegedly forced the woman's boyfriend to open the safe and then took off with cash and jewelry.
She was charged with Complicity to Commit Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and Safecracking.
Akron Police officials confirm both Tony Shellman and Young were charged with Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and Safecracking as well.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force scoring a pair of most-wanted in the Akron area.
Police arrested 54-year old Larry Johnson of Springfield Township in Barberton. He was wanted for rape of a child under the age of 13. Police also nabbed suspected gang member and home invader 24-year old Stephen Young of Akron along with weapons -- including a rifle with 27 rounds of ammo ready to go.
(U.S. Marshals Service) The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) Akron Division hit the streets hard yesterday arresting two violent fugitives. The Springfield Township Police Department requested the assistance of the NOVFTF to locate and apprehend Larry W. Johnson, age 54. Johnson was wanted for rape under the age of thirteen, gross sexual imposition and importuning out of Springfield Township, Ohio. The incidents allegedly took place on multiple occasions from 2007 thru 2009, against a victim under the age of thirteen. After a lengthy manhunt that spanned from Canton to Barberton, Johnson was located and apprehended at approximately 1:00 p.m. at an address on Buddy Lane, in Barberton, OH.
The NOVFTF also apprehended Steven Young, age 24, a known gang member who was being sought for aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery after a month long investigation into his whereabouts. Young was wanted by the Akron Police Department on crimes that occurred April 9, 2012. Young and an accomplice are alleged to have entered a home on Lake Street in Akron with weapons demanding money. During the robbery over one thousand dollars cash, jewelry, and keys to the home and car were stolen from a safe. Akron Police requested the assistance of the NOVFTF with locating and apprehending Young. Yesterday, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the NOVFTF, along with the Akron PD gang unit, identified Young’s whereabouts in the 1100 block of Becker Lane in Akron. After hours of surveillance and patience, Young was arrested without incident. Officers discovered a semi-automatic 9mm pistol and a stolen 5.56 caliber rifle loaded with 27 rounds of ammo in the magazine.
The NOVFTF is still seeking the accomplice in this crime, Anthony Shellman. Shellman was added to the NOVFTF “Dangerous Dozen” earlier this week and his full wanted poster can be viewed via the link to the website listed below.
Tipsters may remain anonymous. The Task Force’s “Dangerous Dozen” fugitives can be viewed at http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives/pdf/dangerous_dozen.pdf, which is updated monthly.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated “Our Task Force is committed to assist local police departments in assuring that their citizens feel safe. The Task Force has worked very hard to track, locate and apprehend fugitives from justice no matter where they run and hide.”
The Akron Police SWAT team thought it was closing in on a couple of suspects from a Monday afternoon home invasion robbery on Lake Street, but came up empty after entering a house in the 1000 block of Norka Avenue around 1:30 Wednesday morning.
Lt. Rick Edwards says detectives know who they are looking for.
Tony A. Shellman, 28, of Norka Avenue. Shellman is a black male, 5’8”, 170lbs, with a mustache and goatee and sometimes wears glasses.
Steven A. Young, 24, of Morgan Avenue. Young is a black male, 6’2”, 195 lbs.
Shellman and Young are wanted for Aggravated Burglary, Robbery and Safecracking.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Akron Police.
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