University students charged with trying to kill cops http://www.privateofficer.com
Two University of Akron students were charged with attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault charges after they opened fire on Akron police officers following a traffic stop on Saturday, police said.
One, Rydell Brooks, 20, played basketball for the university and was a former Akron Buchtel High School standout player. He was named a Plain Dealer player of the week. Brooks was arrested about midnight Saturday. police said.
Also arrested was Edward Davis, 20 of Akron, also a University of Akron student.
Both were being held in Summit County Jail on a $1 million bond after court appearances on Monday.
A University of Akron spokesman said Brooks had been removed from the basketball team and had been given a presidential suspension, which means he is still a student but cannot attend any athletic activities and is not permitted on campus
A hearing later this week will determine whether the two students will remain at the university.
Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards said police Saturday stopped the two in a van in the 1100 block of Bellows Street for suspicious activity.
As officers approached the van, the suspects fired at officers. The two ran from the van but were arrested near Cole Avenue.
Edwards said police took five guns from the van as well as two ski masks and gloves.
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Akron Oh. Oct. 23, 2007
Loss prevention officers at an area mall said that they have heard many reasons why a shoplifter says that they shoplift but recently an apprehended suspect gave them a new reason. One that was as funny as it was dumb. It seems that the suspect who was later identified as
Johnny Otis Brown, 55, of Barberton, was charged Oct. 10 with theft. He is accused of taking a $60 earring from Macy’s in Summit Mall . When loss prevention agents attempted to detain Brown he immediately resisted an a struggle ensued but he was finally taken into custody and admitted that he had taken some jewelry. Police said Brown told them he took the earring because it ”gave him something to do.”
Police and loss prevention personnel are investigating how many other times Brown might have been looking for something to do as they determine what else he has shoplifted from area retailers.
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