Akron man accused of leaving dog to starve to death


AKRON — An Akron man is accused of leaving a dog to starve to death when he vacated an apartment, police said.

Kenneth E. Weaver III, 25, left a Rottweiler behind when he vacated an apartment on 17th Street Southwest near West Wilbeth Road, police said. The dog was dead when officers searched the apartment Feb. 3, police said.

Weaver’s landlord could not say when he vacated the apartment, but the landlord estimated it was sometime after Nov. 1, according to a police report.

The dog had no access to food or water, and the apartment had not heat or electricity, police said.

Weaver is charged with cruelty to animals and abandoning animals in the case, according to court records.

Investigators obtained a warrant for Weaver’s arrest on Friday, court records show. He was arrested at his new address in Akron, police said.

He remains in custody at the Summit County Jail on $5,000 bond, records show.

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