News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Levin Furniture

Greater Akron Chamber

Metro RTA


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Courts and Crime


UPDATE: Fugitive captured National manhunt for Ohio prison escapee
Summit County victim is under protection
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:
UPDATE: The AP is reporting that Myers was captured when he was recognized in a store in Ashland tonight and subdued.

A nationwide hunt continues for a Mogadore man believed to have escaped from the Mansfield Correctional Institution sometime Wednesday. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the man who authorities are concerned  has a grudge against his victim and his lawyer.’

LISTEN: Manhunt and background

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:02)


A Summit County jury convicted James David Myers of Mogadore of stalking, rape and kidnapping after he followed a woman and attacked her in her home in July of 2010.

He was sentenced to Mansfield Correctional Institute where he turned 47 Wednesday. And according to the Ohio Highway Patrol, that’s the last time he was seen. He failed to show up at bed check.

State officials say his victim has been notified, and the Beacon Journal says she is under protection, according to county Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

The patrol’s Capt. Herb Homan of the Ohio Highway Patrol says anyone who spots Davis should contact officials.

Naturally anybody who you don’t know what they’re capable of poses a risk. The fact that he escaped from the institution would constitute a risk. So again, I would urge everybody to use caution. I can’t specificially tell you what that risk might be.”

The Beacon is reporting that Myers has consistently insisted he’s innocent, and blames his lawyer for poor representation, and accuses the woman of lying.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is trying to set Issue 3 up for failure
Ohio suppose to believe that a group of investors were united under one cause to legalize marijuana.Once legal they all of sudden turn into 10 different compani...

Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University