AKRON, OH - On March 7, 2017, Akron Police officers responded to the 400 block of Stanton Avenue checking on a subject, Richard Facemire, who was a fugitive from justice with a felony warrant.
When officers knocked on the door, they were greeted by Facemire’s wife, Angel Facemire. The officers explained why they were there and asked the whereabouts of her husband. She said he was not home and gave officers permission to check the house. When officers walked inside of the house, they observed four dogs that appeared to be malnourished and neglected.
One dog, a German Shepherd, appeared to be almost dead, according to Akron Police. All of the dogs were removed from the home. Three dogs were placed at the Summit County Animal Shelter and the German Shepherd type dog was immediately transported to an animal hospital. The house had no dog food or water available to the dogs. Several of the dogs appeared to have been in cages for extended periods of time.
As officers were removing the dogs from the household, Facemire arrived at the house. He was immediately taken into custody. Facemire had a small amount of meth in his front pant pocket. Officers also took Angel Facemire into custody.
Richard Facemire was charged with felony cruelty to animals, misdemeanor cruelty to animals and possession of drugs. Angel was charged with felony cruelty to animals and misdemeanor cruelty to animals. They were booked into the Summit County Jail.