Murder arrest made in Barberton

Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force along with Barberton officers have arrested a murder suspect in Barberton.

Theo King, 30, was taken into custody at approximately 9:30 a.m., Feb. 16. King was wanted for the Feb. 15 shooting and murder in Akron of  Richard McCoy, 28, of Akron. Task Force officers learned King was staying with a girlfriend near the 700 block of N. Way Street in Barberton. The officers went to the home and found him inside.

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  1. SPD on February 18, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Well, I sure am glad he was caught. This location he was caught at is WAY too close to my neighborhood.

    • Bad Boys on February 21, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Anyone who lives and Barberton and does not have a CCW is a fool. I walk alot thru my neighborhood and live in a better part of town. The shady transactions going on would boggle your mind, you just have to look for it.

      • SPD on February 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

        I believe it,

      • DresdenSinn on February 21, 2017 at 5:38 pm

        I have a CCW but I’m not walking around the neighborhood “looking” for the “shady transactions”, I know they are there so I avoid those areas, you should not go anywhere with a firearm that you wouldn’t normally go without one.

        • Bad Boys on February 21, 2017 at 6:54 pm

          You are missing the entire point. The point being that shady transactions are everywhere!! Crime and drugs do not discriminate in 2017. You can thank sect 8 housing for letting this demographic into the better neighborhoods. By now, we all have 1 or 2 in the neighborhood. You have 2 choices, stay inside and be afraid or you & your neighbors let the trash know you will not be intimidated. Had a good friend who was born and raised here leave town 2 years ago because of rental scum bags taking over their street. Safe wishes to you & yours.