Wanted felon charged with animal cruelty

(Akron) - Police officers responded to the 400 block of Stanton Avenue looking for Richard Facemire, who was a fugitive from justice with a felony warrant.  

When officers knocked on the door, they say they were greeted by Richard 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.  

Officers walked inside of the house and report observing four dogs that appeared to be malnourished and neglected.  

They say one K9, a German Shepherd type dog, appeared to be almost dead.  All of the dogs were taken 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.  

Investigators say the house had no dog food or water available to the dogs, and several of the dogs appeared to have been in cages for extended periods of time.  

As officers were removing the dogs from the household, Richard arrived at the house.  He was immediately taken into custody.  

Officers say 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.

(Photos provided by the Akron Police Department)

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