Shooting suspect's low cellphone battery leads to his arrest
MEDINA, Ohio (WJW) – Quick-thinking police officers were able to arrest a man wanted in connection with a shooting that happened in Painesville.
Police in Lake County were searching for Shaun Hankton, and released information to other agencies that his cell phone was pinging in Medina.
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Medina Township Officer Hallie Beardsworth spotted the suspect’s vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 and immediately called for assistance.
Once other officers arrived, they went inside the hotel and soon found out the suspect had asked a clerk for a cell phone charger when he checked in. They thought of the perfect way to get him to answer the door.
“Housekeeping, I have a charger,” Officer Beardsworth can be heard saying on her body camera video.
A few minutes later, the suspect answers the door and is arrested by the officers.
Police said Hankton had a gun in the front waistband of his jeans.
“The officers did a great job, and most importantly no one was injured,” said Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said.
Hankton was taken to Lake County and is facing a charge of felonious assault. A pretrial is scheduled for next month.