One arrested after windows shot out of state patrol car, 3 BMV locations overnight

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NORTH CANTON, Ohio -- A Lake Township man has been arrested on several charges after a state patrol car and three BMV's were shot up overnight.

Uniontown police have arrested Richard Rhodes, 49, on charges including felonious assault, improper handling of a firearm, vandalism and receiving stolen property.

The arrest happened after a patrol car and driver examiner stations in Stark and Summit counties were shot at overnight.

According to a press release, at around 12:30 a.m., the Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was notified that the windows of the driver examiner station located at 650 Graham Road in Cuyahoga Falls had been shot out.

While investigating the incident, a supervisor from the Canton Post who was preparing to leave noticed the windshield and grill of his patrol car had been shot out while parked at the post.

Local law enforcement agencies were told what happened, at which time the Stark County Sheriff's Department notified the Canton Patrol Post that they were investigating a report of windows shot out at the Canton driver examiner station and BMV located at 3195 Whitewood St., North Canton.

Additionally, authorities were notified that the windows at a Barberton driver examiner station were also shot out.

Rhodes is also accused of shooting at Hartville Hardware. There were people inside at the time, but no one was hurt.

Rhodes is also a suspect in several other crimes, including vandalism of several signs. He is in Stark County Jail.

Police are still investigating, and Rhodes could face several additional charges.



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