Police: Suspects taken into custody in connection with homicide in Canton

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CANTON, Ohio –  Two suspects have turned themselves Sunday morning and are facing charges in connection to the death of a Stark County man.

Canton Police found 42-year-old James Nathaniel Howard laying in a driveway in the 1700 block of Sandwith Avenue SW around 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Howard had been shot two times, according to a press release from Canton police.

He was transported to Aultman Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police say Howard had been in a physical altercation inside the home before the shooting.

The Canton Police Department had filed warrants on two people following the shooting death.

Arsenio Smith, Courtesy: Canton Police Department

Around 12:41 a.m. Sunday the suspects reportedly called the Jackson Township Police Department and turned themselves in.

Canton Police say that 30-year-old Arsenio Smith and 33-year-old Ashley Singleton are in currently in custody at the Stark County Jail.

Ashley Singleton, Courtesy: Canton Police Department

Smith is facing charges of murder, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property.

Singleton faces charges of obstructing justice and receiving stolen property.


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