Thursday, 03 November 2016 16:42

APD Seeks Kidnapping, Assault Suspects

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Sarah E. Persinger, Richard W. Mallardi Sarah E. Persinger, Richard W. Mallardi Courtesy: Akron Police Department

Akron police are looking for two people they want in a kidnapping case.

Police say 37 year-old Sarah Persinger of Akron, and Richard Mallardi of Wadsworth, are wanted for holding and assaulting a 34 year-old man who was invited to Persinger's apartment in October.

They're wanted on felonious assault and kidnapping charges.

Summit County Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to Persinger and Mallardi's arrest.


(APD news release) The Akron Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is asking for assistance from the public for information that could lead to the arrests of two wanted fugitive, Sarah E. Persinger and Richard W. Mallardi.

Sarah Persinger, 37, of Marshall Avenue in Akron, and Richard Mallardi of Wadsworth, are wanted for Felonious Assault and Kidnapping.

On October 20, 2016, Persinger and Mallardi invited the victim, a 34 year old male acquaintance to Persinger's apartment. Once inside the apartment, they held the victim against his will and assaulted him.

Sarah Persinger is 5'08" and 230 lbs. Richard Mallardi is 6'0" and 215 lbs.

A reward is being offered by the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. for information directly related to the arrests of Sarah Persinger and Richard Mallardi.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of these fugitives or any other fugitives is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4 WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330–434–COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in Summit County is composed of the following federal, state, and local agencies. U.S. Marshals Service, Summit County Sheriff's Office, Akron Police Department, State of Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Summit County Prosecutor's Office, U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Local city police departments include: Aurora, Barberton, Bath, Boston Heights, Copley Twp., Cuyahoga Falls, Kent, Lakemore, Norton, Reminderville, Silver Lake, Stow, Twinsburg and the University of Akron.

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