Woman arrested in Akron with bomb found in purse

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

The bomb squad was called Sept. 23 and a 23-year-old woman jailed when police found an explosive device in her purse.

Destiny Danehart was charged with possession of dangerous ordnance. She was also wanted in a nearby county on failure to appear in court on a theft charge.

Akron Police tried to pull a car over on Interstate 77 around 9:45 p.m. for a lane and equipment violation and the driver led officers on a short pursuit, committing multiple traffic violations in the process. The car finally crashed on South Arlington Street near Seventh Street, shortly after police gave up the chase due to safety.

Both the driver, Matthew Cannon, 31, and Danehart were found to have warrants and were arrested. The device was found in Danehart’s purse during a post-arrest inventory and she confirmed it was a bomb and the county bomb squad was called.

Cannon’s warrant was for robbery and escape and he was taken to the Summit County Jail with a new charge of willful fleeing.

Danehart was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the wreck and to the county jail after being discharged.


Destiny Danehart

Matthew Cannon


  1. Liberalismkills on September 26, 2020 at 7:49 am

    She doesn’t look like an explosives expert. She will probably pick up some better bomb making methods in the Pen.

  2. FREE THINKERS ARE DANGEROUS on September 26, 2020 at 7:20 am


  3. Anonymous on September 25, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    At least the device did not explode.

  4. anonymous on September 25, 2020 at 6:34 am

    It was a mostly peaceful bomb.

  5. Rod Boggs on September 24, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Wow how friggin dumb to run from the police then you got a bomb YOU ARE WHERE YOU NEED TO BE thankfully no one was hurt

  6. IcAiNtWaLKnOMo on September 24, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    She gonna be the bomb in prison!

  7. Anon on September 24, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    What an idiot 😂😂 drugs will do that to you though

  8. Anonymous on September 24, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    The purpose of the device should be investigated thoroughly

  9. Anonymous on September 24, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Wow so sad with all the stuff already going on senseless

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