On January 22, 2018 at
10:08AM we received a
call for service regarding a
welfare check in the
5100 Block of Tyner
St. NW; Canton, Ohio 44708.
While officers were responding they were advised shots were fired at the home.
Upon arrival at the residence, Perry Township Officers and Detectives began to investigate what had occurred. A victim with injuries from a gunshot wound was quickly located and transported to a local emergency room for medical treatment.
During the investigation, Detectives learned that an adult female along with her three children where held inside the home against their will at gunpoint throughout the early morning hours. The suspect shot a male coming to the home to check on the mother and children. The suspect inevitably fled the residence.
Through the next several hours our Officers and Detectives identified the suspect.
An arrest was made as follows:
Arrested: Christopher P. Fahrni 1854 Vermont Ave. SE Massillon, Ohio 44646 35year old male Charges:
Attempt to Commit Aggravated Murder F1 Kidnapping F1 (4 counts)
Aggravated Burglary F1
Aggravated Menacing M1
We would like to thank the Massillon City Police Department, Navarre Police Department, United States Marshall's Service, Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office, New Philadelphia Police Department, Regional Emergency Dispatch Center, and Perry Township Fire Department for their assistance in this case.
During the investigation we notified Perry Local School Administrators of this case in effort to keep outside activity at the schools to a minimum. This was done for the protection of all children in the community.
I would like to thank the school administration and staff for their assistance.
Michael T. Pomesky, CLEE
Chief of Police