Ohio Attorney General to hold fugitive safe surrender event in Canton

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CANTON, Ohio- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office will hold a fugitive safe surrender program at a Canton church next week.

Those with non-violent felony and misdemeanor warrants in Stark County can turn themselves in at the Trinity Gospel Temple on Tuscarawas Street in Canton between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 30 to Oct. 3.

According to the attorney general’s office, there are about 700 felony warrants in the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, and about 24,600 misdemeanor warrants in the county’s three municipal courts.

Fugitives who turn themselves in will likely get favorable consideration from judges and most are released the same day.

After the four-day event, Stark County authorities will sweep for those remaining outstanding warrants.

Anyone with questions about the fugitive safe surrender program should call 877-647-8773 or go to the Ohio Attorney General’s website.

Trinity Gospel Temple