U.S. marshals help police nab fugitive

Jim Eritano

Herald Staff Writer

Robert Skaggs realized he’d been spotted by a Norton police officer at the Sunset Trailer Park. 

Skaggs had a felony warrant through the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and a misdemeanor warrant through Norton, so when he saw the officer he ran into a trailer and locked the door.

When backup officers arrived, they tried to contact him, identifying themselves as police and ordering him to come out. Skaggs did not respond, and did not leave the trailer.

Police contacted the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force for assistance and, according to police, when the marshals arrived Skaggs surrendered without incident.

When police searched the trailer, they found several TV monitors connected to cameras located outside the trailer.

Skaggs began to complain of chest pains when he was placed in a patrol car, and Norton Fire transported him to Barberton Summa Hospital, where he was later turned over to Summit County deputies.

1 Comment

  1. rolla coasta on September 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Should of hitched up the trailer and took him for a ride!!! Weeeeee!!!!

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