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ARRESTED: Akron Suspect Prone to Running from Police Featured

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UPDATE: US Marshals have arrested Jamar Franklin, the Fugitive of the Week from Akron who was wanted by APD, Copley Police, and more, on several charges, including causing multiple crashes while fleeing police.

On Wednesday, Franklin was arrested after barricading himself in the attic of a home on Grace Avenue.

He was taken to the Akron Police Department for booking.


The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for this week's Fugitive of the Week, 23-year-old Jamar Franklin, who is wanted by a number of local departments on a number of different charges, including Felonious Assault. On at least two different occasions, Franklin led Akron Police and Copley Police on high speed chases. 

See the full release from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force below: 

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Jamar Franklin. Franklin is wanted by multiple jurisdictions. Franklin is wanted by the Akron Police Department for Felonious Assault, the Summit County Sheriff’s for Weapons under Disability and CCW, and the Copley Police Department for Weapons Possession and Fleeing.

On December 30th, Franklin led officers from the Copley Police Department on a chase after responding to a dispatched call. During the pursuit, Franklin crashed his fleeing vehicle and then proceeded to flee on foot. A firearm was recovered from the scene. Franklin has also caused the Akron Police Department to pursue him several times as well over the past month leading to several crashed police cruisers.

Franklin, 23, is a black male, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches and weighing 176 pounds. His last known address is near the 700 Block of Lucille Ave., Akron. He is also known to frequent the Kenmore neighborhood, near the 800 Block of Wilbeth Rd., Akron. Franklin is believed to be operating a stolen gray Ford Fusion with damage and an unknown Ohio license plate. Franklin should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information in reference to Jamar Franklin, 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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