Akron Men Among 25 Indicted for Drug Trafficking in Washington County Grand Jury Case

Marietta, Ohio – The Washington County Grand Jury has indicted 25 defendants this week, including three Akron men charged with drug trafficking. Danzell Larrylee Sullivan, Christopher James Shrake, and Paris Dean Timmons are facing multiple felony charges related to the possession and trafficking of fentanyl and cocaine. The three men were arrested in October 2023 during a traffic stop on Interstate 77 in Salem Township, Marietta. During the stop, law enforcement observed lane violations and following too closely. A subsequent K9 search indicated the presence of drugs in the vehicle. Further searches revealed significant amounts … Read more

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Against Akron Over Protests Following Police Killing of Jayland Walker

AKRON, Ohio – The city of Akron has reached a settlement in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by 24 individuals who were arrested during protests in early July 2022 following the killing of Jayland Walker by Akron police officers. The suit, filed in June of 2023 against the City of Akron, then-Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, and Akron police officers, alleged that the defendants violated the constitutional rights of peaceful demonstrators protesting the 2022 police shooting of Jayland Walker. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 24 plaintiffs, including national activists Bianca Austin, aunt of … Read more

Indictment: Akron Man Faces Multiple Charges in Fatal I-77 Shooting

Akron, Ohio – An 18-year-old man from Akron, Sirvonte Suggs, has been indicted by the Summit County Grand Jury on charges related to a fatal shooting that took place on I-77 in August. The indictment includes charges of aggravated murder, murder, and felonious assault in connection with the death of Marquise Banks. Court records filed on Tuesday reveal this information. According to officials, the incident occurred on August 3, 2023, when someone in a pickup truck opened fire on a Lincoln SUV on I-77 South in Green, near the Akron-Canton Airport. As the truck fled … Read more