Barberton man arrested in Akron on weapons counts

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

 

A Barberton man was arrested in Akron, along with an Akron man, on several weapons charges after Akron Police saw a third man jump out of the back seat of a moving car on Kelly Avenue the night of May 18.

Police were patrolling the area around 9:15 p.m. and saw the man jump out and get clipped by a tire.

“The officers say he kept running at a pretty good pace so as far as injuries go, apparently they were minimal,” Akron Police Lt. Michael Miller told The Herald.

The officers pulled the car over and identified Nathan Ketterman III, 38, of Ashland Court in Barberton, and David Coffield, 31, of Akron; Ketterman was the driver.

Ketterman told the officers the man who’d jumped out had tried to rob him before jumping out of the car. Police asked both men to get out of the car and found three handguns outside the car, two of them in reach of the pair. Each man was given a summons for carrying a concealed weapon, having weapons under disability and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Police identified the man who ran off and were investigating the attempted robbery allegation. They are not yet releasing his name.

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